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Sunday, 07/05/15
  • 'Outdoor Exploratorium' at Fort MasonFourth of July weekend is the public's last chance to taste, touch, and take in the Exploratorium's temporary exhibits at Fort Mason.Known as the "Outdoor Exploratorium," the eight exhibits displayed at Fort Mason are what remain of a 20-exhibit collection that opened in 2009. Funded by the National Science Foundation, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  free
Monday, 07/06/15
  • Nerd Nite Silicon Valley - July Edition A New Nerdy Reason To Look Forward To MondaysYou asked and we delivered!Doors open at6:30 pmfor dinnerandmusic.Speakers beginat8:00 pm.Our three speakers will be sharing everything from the medical future of poop, why eSports is super cool and a truly shocking talk on energy.We have on deck:Les DethlefsenStanford UniversityOmid FarivarFacebookJason TragerPersistent ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  5 - 10
  • The Quantum Strangeness Beneath Our Everyday World
    Quantum theory is our best description of the micro-world. Quantum phenomena underly all processes in nature (except possibly gravitation). Some of these phenomena - superposition and entanglement, in particular - seem very strange to those of us living and functioning in the macro-world. Please join UC Berkeley's Dr. Birgitta Whaley ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $6
  • The Birth of Suns
    We've all learned that space is an empty vacuum, but it's not. The space between the stars in our Galaxy contains, on average, about 1 atom per cubic centimeter. That's a better vacuum than the best vacuum chamber we know how to make, but there are a lot of cubic ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $12 General, $8 Members
Tuesday, 07/07/15
Wednesday, 07/08/15
  • Free Community Day at CuriOdysseyExplore science and meet native California animals! CuriOdyssey's free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey.Please be aware that Community Days are typically crowded in the morning and early afternoon. If you'd ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
  • Exploring spectacular reefs and banks in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico
    Discover the surprises and beauty of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico with Emma Hickerson. Emma is the research coordinator for NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, and was recognized for her contributions and efforts when she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2014. The Gulf ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Electricity Festival: Summer Fun Day
    From your phone to the lights in the room, electricity is all around us. Discover the science behind energy through interactive and hands-on activities. Use everyday materials to create your own light-up creations, and experience some hair-raising fun with our Van de Graaff generator.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free with admission
  • Space Settlement the Easy WayRecent discoveries suggest that free space settlement is 200x easier than we've believed! A region of low radiation persists in equatorial orbits below 550km, and human tolerance for rotation is much better than previously thought. Join space pioneer and engineer Al Globus for his analysis of the easiest path into ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
Thursday, 07/09/15
  • Clarifying theoretical physics & cosmology misconceptionsThe goal of this conference is to clear misconceptions about theoretical physics & cosmology for local San Francisco bayarea journalists (Radio, TV, and newspaper) and the public.Speakers: Professor Yasunori Nomura, Professor William Poirier, and Professor John TerningTopics: Misconceptions about Quantum Physics, Multiverse Cosmology, Particles Physics, and Space-Time.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Friday, 07/10/15
  • Iron Science TeacherCheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher." Parodying the cult Japanese TV program,Iron Chef,the Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher competition showcases science teachers as they devise classroom activities using a particular ingredient-an ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Included with museum admission.
  • Zoovie Night: Chicken RunAges: 4 and upPut on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected animal-or nature-themed movie. Meet some of our movie themed education animals and Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $6-$7 per person
  • Evening with the Stars - SOLD OUTLick Observatory hosts the Evenings with the Stars, inviting the public to observe through both the 36-inch Great Lick Refractor and Nickel 40-inch Reflecting Telescope. Each evening also features two "star" astronomer speakers, who present programs even if clouds or fog prohibit viewing.Lick astronomers present multimedia lectures on their ...
    Where:  Mt. Hamilton Cost:  $20 General
Saturday, 07/11/15
  • Maker Saturdays
    Join us for our Summer Maker Series. Come make, share and learn with hands-on activities. Bring your creativity and ideas, we'll supply enough projects to keep you busy making things all summer. This free, family-friendly series for all ages is hosted by Bon Air Center and Marin Maker Mobile.
    Where:  Greenbrae Cost:  Free
  • Saturday Cinema: Primary VisionRed, green, and blue: These primary colors of light add up to the myriad hues brightening computer, television, and smart phone screens. They're also the foundation of color film experimentation, and a source of inspiration for creative cinema artists. Join us for a vibrant afternoon of unusual and unexpected film ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Included with museum admission.
  • Mountain Lake Mussels: The importance of Native Mussels for Improving Water QualityJoin Niveen Ismail as she will be discussing the importance of restoring native mussels in Mountain Lake. She will also be discussing her planned demonstration experiments at Mountain Lake and the improvements in water quality that can be achieved through the use of mussels.See web link for map and registration ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Family Sundown SafariAges; 4 and upGrab your tent, sleeping bag, your family, and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner, a nighttime and morning guided tour of the Zoo, a special behind the scenes, live animal presentations, interactive and educational activities, ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $70-$85 per person
  • Music of the Spheres concert and astronomy lecture - SOLD OUTOur Music of the Spheres Concert series is held annually in the summer. Join us and observe through the Great Lick Refractor and the Nickel Reflector.Performers: Oscar Reynolds TrioSpeaker: Aaron Romanowsky, San Jose StateTickets on sale starting April 17.
    Where:  Mt. Hamilton Cost:  $40 General (see website for other options)
  • Screening of 'Contact'Book by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, Directed by Robert Zemeckis Post discussion lead by Dr. Carolyn Porco, Science Advisor on the film Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist,Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial lifeand is chosen to make first contact. The film ...
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Free
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