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Tuesday, 03/28/17
  • Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA's Kepler/K2 Mission - RESCHEDULEDThe all-sky TESS mission will soon revolutionize our view of planets transiting the nearest, brightest stars to the Sun, just as the four-year survey by NASA's Kepler mission transformed our understanding of exoplanet demographics. Using the repurposed Kepler spacecraft, the ongoing K2 mission provides a natural transition from Kepler to ...
    Where:  Mountain View Cost:  Free
  • Understanding the Current and Historical Role of Pinnipeds in Antarctic Trophic Webs: New Insights from Stable Isotopes AnalysisSpeaker: Dr. Luis Huckstadt, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Nursery Series: Growing Plants from Cuttings
    Come learn the secrets of cloning plants by cutting off branches and encouraging them to root! Meghan Steinharter (Fort Funston and Oceana Nurseries Manager) and Robin Binaoro (Marin Headlands Nursery Assistant) will discuss the science behind clonal propagation: what's going on inside the plant and how rooting hormones work. There ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Wonderfest: Creating Worlds: The Science of Scale in Animated FilmsFrom flip drawings to computer graphics, the magic of animation allows audiences to explore fantastic new worlds. Too much "magic," however, can render animated characters simply unbelievable, spoiling the fantasy. The more closely characters' actions obey the laws of physics, the more believable they become. Ironically, when filmmakers incorporate realscientific principles in animated movies, audiences can better ...
    Where:  St. Helena Cost:  $10 General, $8 Students/Military
  • Sci Comm Podcast Special, at the Bay Area Science Communication MeetupDo you listen to a lot of podcasts and wonder how it’s done? Maybe you’d like to get involved but just don’t know how. This month we are inviting folks from 4 different science podcasts to tell us about the art of podcasting. Come learn about different styles of podcasting, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Gray WhalesJim will discuss the past and current distributions, migrations, and genetics of gray whales, and some likely future scenarios for this species in the in the context of our changing climate. Jim’s book “E. robustus: The Biology and Human History of Gray Whales” will be available for purchase and signing ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Living under the Sea
    In 1969, four U.S. Scientists plunged into the ocean to live 58 days in an undersea habitat called Tektite, conducting months of research and setting a world record for saturated diving. Forty-five years later, a new team of aquanauts spent 31 days living at the Aquarius Habitat to educate the ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
  • Astronomy Lecture Tuesday March 28th. with Nicole Duncan (UCB)This month’s speaker is Nicole Duncan of UC Berkeley: Nicole travelled to Antarctica in 2015 to launch the GRIPS telescope to better understand how the largest solar flares accelerate particles.This month’s what’s up by Rich Ozer who will review this year’s notable star parties and other astronomy events.
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  Free
  • Eurkeka! Science Comedy with Ariel Waldman
    Join Eureka! for another amazing night of laughing and learning as we host author and space exploration evangelist Ariel Waldman!Ariel Waldman is on a mission to make science and space exploration disruptively accessible. Ariel sits on the council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, a program that nurtures radical, science-fiction-inspired ideas that could transform ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15
Wednesday, 03/29/17
  • Photogrammetry and virtual reality
    In this seminar I will describe and demonstrate some recent photogrammetric and laser scanning virtual reality (VR) experiences in the Vive VR headset. You are welcome to try on a headset and see projects from an Egyptian tomb and Icelandic landscapes with objects that you can toss around the room, and ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  
  • Tree Identification at Lake MerrittJoin us for this hands-on tree identification workshop. Learn some basic plant terminology and characteristics to look for. We'll walk around Lakeside Park and practice using dichotomous keys to identify some common tree species.
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free! $20 suggested donation
  • Transcriptomic profiling of the Acartia tonsa embryoSpeaker: Tue Jorgensen, RTC/Univ. of Copenhagen
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Tectonic Geomorphology of San Andreas Fault in Southern CLThe potential for a large-magnitude earthquake (Mw = 7.5) on the right- lateral strike slip San Andreas fault is generally considered high in southern California1. What is not known is the potential location of surface rupture from such an event, because a consensus on the primary fault at the surface ...
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  $5 General, $1 students & K-12 Teachers
  • Tide Talks by Kame RichardsRacers, cruisers, power boats, kayaks, and swimmers will see and learn how the tide currents move on San Francisco Bay.Reservations a must at (707) 759-2045 or email
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $15 cash only
  • Where are the Crabs Going? - Using Math to Predict the Future of Our OceansSpeaker: Alma Yesenia Ceja, Romberg Tiburon CenterMarin Science Seminar
    Where:  San Rafael Cost:  Free
Thursday, 03/30/17
  • Conversations About Landscape: Toward a Global Emotional AwarenessIn 2017, we present Landscapes of Hope and Imagination, a series of conversations about the variety of responses to current social and political challenges, including individual expression, community organizing, scientific research, and place-based activism. ​In order to get to the New World, we needed a map. In order to get to ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free (RSVP required)
  • Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My! Unexpected interactions on the Katmai Coast
    Highlights of ongoing research on brown bears on the coast of the Katmai National ParkObservations from video collars deployed on brown bearsImplications for population health and species adaptabilitySpeaker: Grant Hilderbrand, USGS Alaska Science Center 
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
Friday, 03/31/17
  • Silicon Valley Regional Robotics CompetitionThe 2017 Silicon Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST STEAMWORKS will be held in during the FRC competition at San Jose State University.Come see Steampunk robots throw balls, deliver gears and climb ropes in the STEAMWORKS 2017 robotics competition.  These robots are built from scratch by teams of high school ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  
Saturday, 04/01/17
  • Botany Series: Plant Families in the Field (Miwok Loop)Spend the spring morning exploring Tennessee Valley and portion of the Miwok Trail ona botanical oriented hike  examining several plant families and genera. We observed between 46 and 66 families in the field on last years hikes and many more genera and species! We will largely be exposed to the elements and can expect a range of weather, foggy ...
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Silicon Valley Regional Robotics CompetitionThe 2017 Silicon Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST STEAMWORKS will be held in during the FRC competition at San Jose State University.Come see Steampunk robots throw balls, deliver gears and climb ropes in the STEAMWORKS 2017 robotics competition.  These robots are built from scratch by teams of high school ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  
  • Exploring our World Through ChemistryKids and families are invited to learn about the fascinating world of chemistry through hands-on, age-appropriate activities at the Exploratorium . Members of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) local sections and college groups will lead the activities.The ACS Presidential Outreach Event, “Exploring Our World through Chemistry,” will include eight tables ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with Admission to the Exploratorium
  • Fixit Clinic CCII (202) Fremont LibraryCelebrating repair through do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based discovery and disassembly: you actively participate in the disassembly, troubleshooting, and repair of your item and leave empowered to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large.Typically, 70% of the items brought in to Fixit ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free!
Sunday, 04/02/17
  • Documenting Wildlife on the Mayacamas Spend the morning learning about some of the wildlife that inhabits the Preserves with Ginny Fifield, Wildlilfe Camera Specialist, ACR Mountain Lion Project Team, and Modini Mayacamas Preserves Volunteer. We’ll learn about identifying field signs of mountain lions, bobcat, coyotes and more. Based on what we find, we'll guess what ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 suggested donation
  • TEDxPaloAlto: IdentityQualities, beliefs, DNA, environment, experiences and choices make each of us unique. Commonalities and variances are established largely through identity and its possible interpretations. These different facets will be explored by speakers including: Dr. Mehret Mandefro, President of Truth Aid which specializes in producing fiction and non-fiction films about social ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  $99.
Monday, 04/03/17
  • ANALYZING FUKUSHIMA: HOW TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAINAfter experiencing the Fukushima nuclear accidents, as a physicist, Dr. Tokio K. Ohska has been trying to find the real cause of the accidents, with a view to preventing a repeat of such a tragedy. Dr. Ohska will make the case that we must think about nuclear power generation from ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • People and Robots SeminarSpeaker: Tim Salcudean, Univ. of British Columbia
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Jane Goodall in Conversation with Jeff Horowitz and Greg Dalton - SOLD OUTPerhaps the world’s most well-known advocate for the environment, Jane Goodall has sought to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet for the last six decades. “Jane,” as she is know around the world, is founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, an international organization created to pursue a ...
    Where:  San Cost:  $25 - $55 (see weblink)
  • The Diversity of Alien Worlds
    Over the past few decades, hundreds of new planetary systems have been discovered, many of which show remarkable diversity compared with our own Solar System. A key step towards characterizing these planets is the determination of which planets occupy the Habitable Zone (HZ) of their host stars. In this talk, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members and Seniors
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