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Friday, 10/31/14
  • Blowin' in the Wind: Sequential Markets, Market Power, and ArbitrageA variety of economic goods are traded through sequential markets, a set of forward and real-time markets, to improve the efficiency of the final allocation. However, in many markets, prices across sequential markets do not converge in practice. We develop a theoretical framework to characterize strategic behavior in sequential markets ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Night HikeJoin us for hikes through our redwoods! Trail walks are led by an experienced hiker and Chabot educator and feature discussions about the natural environment, events and objects in the sky.Hike under the first quarter moon through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on a easy 2-3 mile hike. After ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $12
Saturday, 11/01/14
  • Walk on the Wild SideA fun-filled day of wildlife discovery. Tons of kids activities (face painting, pellet dissection, arts & crafts), wildlife presentations, bats, birds, turtles and more. Learn about backyard wildlife.
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  
  • BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL - Discovery Days AT&T ParkAT&T park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival a FREE science extravaganza onSaturday November 1st, 2014 11AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL - Discovery Days North BaySee the weblink for details
    Where:  Santa Rosa Cost:  Free
  • The Hungry Owl Project
    Come learn about our local owls, their natural history, watch a video, dissect an owl pellet and visit with a live ambassador owl!
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $15 General, $10 Members, $5 youth
  • 'Inspiring Young Minds' Gala at the Lawrence Hall of Science Unleash your inner child and treat your inquiring mind to an imaginative Gala benefitting the Lawrence Hall of Science. Rubbing elbows with actual scientists, guests will test their ingenuity with hands-on activities to see how small-scale tinkering leads to large-scale innovation. Come celebrate the Hall's continued success in sparking interest ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $250 general ticket
  • Jazz Under the StarsSee the first quarter moon and more thru our telescopes, while listening to KCSM Jazz 91 FM.Dress warmly and come by anytime between 8 & 10 p.m. Free parking in Marie Curie Lot 5. Directionshere.
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
Sunday, 11/02/14
  • 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 caf. Take your pick and join an OMCA Docent for the Architecture Tour at ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
Monday, 11/03/14
  • SPECTROSCOPIC IMAGING WITH A $100 MILLION LIGHT BULBDr. Michael Martin of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will discuss advancing infrared spectroscopy into the 3rd dimension and to the nanoscale using a synchrotron light source.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Modeling Post 2020 Global Climate Change Policies (Confessions of an Integrated Assessment Modeler)
    Implementing measures which allows us to start reducing global emissions is an important objective of international climate policy. Against the limited progress being observed so far, there are rising expectations about a post 2020 climate agreement - to be agreed upon in the Paris UNFCCC meeting in 2015. This talk ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Mapping the Heavens: Celestial Cartography Through the Ages
    Initially, Earth was seen as the center of the universe surrounded by orbiting planets and stars. Then, the Sun became the center of the cosmos. Finally, there was no center but instead a vast array of galaxies with individual stars, some with their own retinue of planets. In recent years, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $12 General, $8 Members
Tuesday, 11/04/14
Wednesday, 11/05/14
  • Free First WednesdayFree museum admission all day, to anyone from anywhere, at Bay Area Discovery Museum
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • The Johor East Coast Islands: The last stronghold of dugongs in Peninsular MalaysiaSpeaker: Louisa Ponnampalam, University of Malaya
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Open Research for Planning Electricity Decarbonization: Application to Methane Leakage
    First Iwill describe my efforts to accelerate the pace and quality of electricity decarbonization research by improving an open-source grid planning model (SWITCH) and making it usable to other researchers. The lack of shared datasets and modeling tools has hindered energy planning, forcing researchers to compile datasets and write models ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Information Technology Enablers for Deep Space ExplorationTechnology innovation has always been the engine that has enabled new space mission capabilities. For interplanetary space exploration, nowhere has this been more evident in recent years than in the field of information technology that itself spans a huge breath of underlying sub-disciplines, such as flight computing, reliable software engineering, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Spartina invasions: A global and historical perspectiveSpeaker: Don Strong, Department of Evolution and Ecology and Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • History of Robots from ancient Egypt to current timesAn irreverent non-technical review of the history of surprisingly animate machines, from ancient Egypt to current times. Areas include teleoperators for hazardous environments, assembly systems, medical applications, entertainment, and science fiction. The talk covers such varied topics as Memnon son of Dawn, Droz's automata, Vaucanson's duck, cathedral clocks, Von Kempelen's ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
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