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Friday, 08/01/14
Saturday, 08/02/14
  • Galileo Investigates the Solar System (Day 1)A Galileo Teacher Training Program Workshop for Teachers in Grades 3-12 (and those who work with them)   Explore the solar system through classroom-tested, standards-based, hands-on activities.  Discover investigations and techniques to help teach earth and space science in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards and make connections with ...
    Where:  Burlingame Cost:  $80
  • Lunchtime for the FishWatch Ranger Linda feed the hungry inhabitants of our fresh and salt water tanks. Get familiar with some of our Bay Area aquatic neighbors. Watch the different feeding styles of the rock cod, sea stars, and rainbow trout.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Comets, meteors, and asteroids' : How are they different, how are they related?Please join Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society for the August astronomy program in the Lower Summit Parking Lot of Mt. Diablo State Park.The program starts at 7:30pm (enter the park at least 45 minutes earlier). Although there is no fee for this program there is a $10 park entrance fee.Hold real meteorites ...
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  Free ($10 park fee)
  • Frontiers of Astronomy, and the Crisis at Lick Observatory (SOLD OUT)Speaker: Alex Filippenko, UC BerkeleyPerformer: Golden BoughPart of the Music of the Spheres series.  Tickets on sale 4/15 at Noon.
    Where:  Mt. Hamilton Cost:  $40
  • How We Found the Higgs BosonHow does the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva in Switzerland work and how did its use lead to the discovery in 2012 of the Higgs boson. What is hoped to be learned  in the future at this collider.Speaker:  Dr. Beate Heinemann , Lawrence Berkeley Lab
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Free
Sunday, 08/03/14
  • Galileo Investigates the Solar System (Day 2)A Galileo Teacher Training Program Workshop for Teachers in Grades 3-12 (and those who work with them)   Explore the solar system through classroom-tested, standards-based, hands-on activities.  Discover investigations and techniques to help teach earth and space science in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards and make connections with ...
    Where:  Burlingame Cost:  $80
  • Invented in San Francisco Walking TourSan Francisco's creative nature inspired innovation long before the silicon chip: Some of the world's most influential inventions were dreamed up by San Franciscan tinkerers. Explore seven surprising stories of innovation, from tech to tunes to treats, that exemplify San Francisco as a hotbed of creative thinking for nearly two ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $30 with discount code 'Schmooze'
  • Free First SundayFirst Sundays of the month are free at the Oakland Museum of California.  Pick up a treat for yourself or a loved one in the OMCA Store, or enjoy a lunch or snack in Blue Oak café. Take your pick and join an OMCA Docent for the Architecture Tour at ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Universe 2014: Beyond Earth - Planets, Life, and Intelligence in the CosmosTo celebrate its 125th anniversary year of service to the public understanding of the cosmos, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific invites you to an afternoon learning and thinking about some of the most exciting questions in our exploration of the universe.  What kind of planets orbit other stars?   Is ...
    Where:  Burlingame Cost:  $10 donation
Monday, 08/04/14
  • Beyond Hubble: The James Webb Space Telescope & The Search for Life in the Universe
    For over twenty-three years the Hubble Space Telescope has been a centerpiece of modern astronomy. Today, it is regarded as one of the most important scientific instruments that humans have every built. Using Hubble's amazing images, I will show why the New York Times described Hubble as having "taught us ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $12 General, $8 Members
  • Understanding Global Change Summer Institute for TeachersA NEW UCMP Summer Institute for environmental science, earth science, and biology middle and high school teachers!The University of California Museum of Paleontology, together with the National Center for Science Education, will launch a new web resource - Understanding Global Change - at the end of 2014. The resource will provide vetted scientific content, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  75.00
Tuesday, 08/05/14
  • The Birds and the Bees: How Desert Plants Reproduce Come to the Ruth Bancroft Garden for a morning of free family activities on the first Tuesday of each month. These drop-in programs are available from 10am - 12pm. Activities are geared towards families with school-aged children, but younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Parents are encouraged to participate ...
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  Free
  • Our Galactic CenterEvidence has been accumulating for several decades that many galaxies harbor central mass concentrations that may be in the form of black holes with masses between a few million to a few billion time the mass of the Sun.Dr. Genzel will discuss measurements over the last two decades, employing adaptive ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
  • Blue MindJoinDr. Wallace J. Nichols, scientist, activist, community organizer, and author of the new non-fiction book of the summer, as he introduces you to Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $10
  • Understanding Global Change Summer Institute for TeachersA NEW UCMP Summer Institute for environmental science, earth science, and biology middle and high school teachers!The University of California Museum of Paleontology, together with the National Center for Science Education, will launch a new web resource - Understanding Global Change - at the end of 2014. The resource will provide vetted scientific content, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  75.00
Wednesday, 08/06/14
  • Free Days at Bay Area Discovery MuseumPlease join us for free on the first Wednesday of each month for a full day of creative and fun experiences for all.F
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Trapeze Arts Marvel at the high-flying stunts of Les Aerielles Troupe arts, then try out stilts and a tightwire. Shows at 12:30 and 2:00 p.m. Trapeze Arts is part of Summer Fun Days at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Every Wednesday enjoy a unique event with your family-from trapeze arts to bubbly sidewalk painting.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free with admission
  • Changing ecosystems in a rapidly warming Southern Ocean
    Understanding how climate change affects food webs is a fundamental question facing humanity. Technical advances are providing a new means to study these processes as many marine systems appear to be changing.  I will provide an overview of the large-scale changes along the West Antarctic Peninsula and Amundsen Sea.  These ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Aquapalooza: Shark WeekSink your teeth into something really interesting as Aquarium of the Bay presents Aquapalooza: Shark Week (cue music from Jaws)! This after-hours event gives full Aquarium access to the 21+ crowd with shark-themed science and socializing. Check out this Shark Week sneak peek that lets you share a drink with ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 online/$20 at the door
  • August LASER Event at UC Berkeley
    7:00-7:25: Danielle Siembieda-Gribben(Visual Artist and Curator) on "The Future of Eco Art/Tech"How is Eco Art adapting to the growth of Green Engineering, CleanTech and Environmental Politics?...Read more7:25-7:50: Philip Marcus(UC Berkeley/ Mechanical Engineering) on "ZOMBIE Vortices - Self-replication in the DEAD Zones of Stars"Abstract...Read more7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Inside the NSA
    The NSA's failures are public headlines.  Its successes are secret.These days America's National Security Agency lives at the intersection of two paranoias-governmental fears of attack and citizen fears about loss of privacy.  Both paranoias were exacerbated by a pair of devastating attacks-9/11 and Edward Snowden.  The agency now has to ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $16.52, free for members
  • Understanding Global Change Summer Institute for TeachersA NEW UCMP Summer Institute for environmental science, earth science, and biology middle and high school teachers!The University of California Museum of Paleontology, together with the National Center for Science Education, will launch a new web resource - Understanding Global Change - at the end of 2014. The resource will provide vetted scientific content, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  75.00
Thursday, 08/07/14
  • Free admission to UC Botanical GardensEnjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Thursday of the month. Parking is limited. Docent-led tours for groups are not available on Free Thursdays. In order to minimize the impact on the plant collection, ensure the safety of visitors, and to provide your group with the ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • After Dark: Science FictionExperience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.Not a theater, cabaret, or gallery, After Dark contains aspects of all three. Each evening showcases a different topic-from music to sex to electricity- but all include a cash bar ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $10 Members
  • Cafe InquiryMeet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San FranciscoCafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry|San Francisco. We'll meet in Menlo Park at Café Borrone http://www.cafeborrone.com/ between Kepler's Books and the British Banker's Club! Look for someone wearing a CFI (Center for Inquiry) T-Shirt. Café Borrone
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • The Guide to Greening CitiesAs scientists continue to predict worsening outcomes due to climate change, our cities desperately need to design for a new generation of development and infrastructure with resilience at the forefront. The Guide to Greening Cities, the first book written from the perspective of the municipal leaders who pilot these approaches, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 General, Free for members
  • After Hours: Hawaiian Night Luau This is the last After Hours for our travelling exhibitions: REBOOT:music and The Photography of Modernist Cusine. Join us for a fun Luau night filled with pucca shells and hula dancing. Wine tasting returns to the rooftop with Hawaiian barbeque and a DJ. In the Atrium, live band, Bear Lincoln will perform, ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  $10 General, Free for members
  • August LASER Event at Stanford
    7:00-7:25: Lynn Rothschild(NASA Astrobiologist) on "Synthetic Astrobiology"Abstract... Read more7:25-7:50: Jonathon Keats(Philosopher) on "A Dilettante's Guide to the Universe"How do you develop real estate using string theory? How can you improve a marriage with quantum mechanics?... Read more7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Cultural Impact of the World Wide WebSpeakers: Zur Ofur, PhD
    Where:  Sebastopol Cost:  $5
  • Free Screening of the Film 'Resistance'Join Food & Water Watch for a free screening of the film "Resistance", a new documentary about the abusive practice of dumping antibiotics into the U.S. food system.RESISTANCE examines the growing problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria and its impact on public health. The film has a focus on the role of conventional ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  free
  • Understanding Global Change Summer Institute for TeachersA NEW UCMP Summer Institute for environmental science, earth science, and biology middle and high school teachers!The University of California Museum of Paleontology, together with the National Center for Science Education, will launch a new web resource - Understanding Global Change - at the end of 2014. The resource will provide vetted scientific content, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  75.00
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