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Monday, 03/27/17
  • Latest Exoplanet Results from NASA's Kepler/K2 MissionThe 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
  • SEARCHING FOR METEORITES IN ANTARCTICAMeteorites fall on the earth at a rate of 30,000 kg/year. Antarctica is an ideal hunting-ground for these precious samples of other worlds, so each year, the National Science Foundation funds a handful of scientists to search the icy wastelands to recover as many meteorites as possible. In this talk, ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Fire, Beetles, Water Resources and Dying Trees: Spring 2017 Report on the Sierra Nevada's Rain, Snowpack and Climate ChangesJoin our distinguished panel for an up-to-date report on the Sierra Nevada mountains, habitats, water, rivers, trees, ground cover and the harsh economic impacts caused by fire, degradation and the cycle of climate changes. After the 2016-17 winter of rain and snowfall, where are we now in the climate cycle ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, Free for Members & Students
  • Developing a Graphical Framework in R for Organizing Analytical Efforts - RESCHEDULED
    Over the past decade, data analytics and machine learning have emerged as an important research areas with practical applications in a range of fields, including engineering, social networking, and commerce. Many companies and researchers are using the abundant data available today to recommend purchases to consumers, predict the results of ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Nerd Nite East Bay 51: NorCal Neon, Stem Cell Trials, Sailor MoonFrom Advertising to Art Survivors and Lost Icons of Neon in NorCal See beautiful pictures of neon survivors, mourn famous lost icons of the neon world, and get a visual tour of the best gas, glass and electricity that the East Bay and SF has to offer. Learn about ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $8 Advance, $10 at door
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 jimtantillo@comcast.net.
    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
  • Live Plankton DemonstrationLiving in the water beneath the Exploratorium at Pier 15 is an ever-changing community of microscopic plankton. Come see these plankton through a powerful microscope and learn how scientists study local phytoplankton populations, which act as a foundation of oceanic food websSpeaker: Anna McGaraghan, UC Santa Cruz
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free with admission
  • Collectible NightLife
    NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.This month we shine a light on Women in Science! Learn about the incredible work being done by women scientists at the Academy and around the Bay Area. Tune in for a ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • 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!
  • The Planets of the Solar SystemHere’s your chance to see Mercury, Mars, Jupiter AND our Moon through the telescopes. Make a Pocket Solar System and imagine what it would be like to live on other worlds.Excitement for the whole family! Participate in hands-on astronomy activities followed by supervised observing through the many different telescopes of ...
    Where:  Clayton Cost:  Free ($10 park fee)
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.
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