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Monday, 06/26/17
  • Distributed Deep Learning on Apache Spark w/ BigDL - incl Caffe/Torch/TensorF­low
    Intel recently released BigDL, an open source distributed deep Learning framework for Apache Spark ( https://github.com/intel-analytics/BigDLhttp://software.intel.com/bigd ). It brings native support for deep learning functionalities to Spark, provides orders of magnitude speedup than out-of-box open source DL frameworks (e.g., Caffe/Torch/TensorFlow) with respect to single node Xeon performance, and efficiently scales out deep ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  
  • Nerd Night East Bay 54: eSports, Insects, Early BaseballHow eSports Powered Up Get UP UP, not DOWN DOWN for Nerd Nite this month and don’t be LEFT out as we learn what’s gone so RIGHT to make eSports a billion dollar industry, and what’s LEFT to take this sport RIGHT into the mainstream. While Twitch and Blizzard ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $8 Advance, $10 at door
Tuesday, 06/27/17
  • There Is No Good Card for This - SOLD OUT
    When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know you care. But many people don’t know the exact words to use - or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Kelsey Crowe, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • Lyme DiseaseJoin the Museum and Speaker Jo Ellis, Director of Educational Outreach at Bay Area Lyme Foundation, for a lecture regarding the growing troubles of Ticks. Medical researchers are learning more and more about the bacteria, viruses and parasites that ticks harbor, and many medical professionals believe ticks are responsible for ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  
  • New Era in Distributed Computing with Blockchains and DatabasesA new era is emerging in the world of distributed computing with the growing popularity of blockchains (shared, replicated and distributed ledgers) and the associated databases as a way of integrating inter-organizational work. Originally, the concept of a distributed ledger was invented as the underlying technology of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • Fighting the World's Most Neglected Tropical DiseaseAn emergency physician, neuroscientist, expedition doctor, and California Academy of Sciences Fellow, Dr. Matthew Lewin founded Ophirex, Inc. (“Ophi” is Greek for “snake”) to focus on developing field treatments for snakebite - one of the most significant and neglected medical crises facing the developing world. Ophirex is committed to providing ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free (RSVP required)
  • Astronomy Lecture with Dr. Howard Isaacson (UCB)This month’s speaker is Dr. Howard Isaacson from UC Berkeley:  the Exoplanet Revolution brought on by the Kepler Mission and ground-based observatories within the last ten years.This month’s what’s up by Kent Richardson: Planet Nine, fact or fiction?
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  Free
Wednesday, 06/28/17
  • Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated DarwinSpeaker: Matthew James, Sonoma State Univ.
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  $5 General, $1 students & K-12 Teachers
  • Project Drawdown: A Plan to Reverse Global WarmingCan we stop global warming in the next 30 years?According to renowned environmentalist and author Paul Hawken and the team at Project Drawdown, the answer is yes. We can keep the temperature of the Earth from rising past the critical mark of two degrees Celsius and actually draw down carbon ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Skeptics in the Pub: Millbrae
    If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. We are a group who informally discuss the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale. HOW:   Presented free by the Bay Area Skeptics.WHY:   Because science is fascinating!             ...
    Where:  Millbrae Cost:  Free- Pub is open for business
  • Cross-pollinating agriculture, ecosystems and food (at Science on Tap!)"Cross-pollinating agriculture, ecosystems and food: human/bee relationships in tropical agroecosystems"Behind every cup of coffee, fruit salad, and chocolate bar there are hundreds of pollinating insects that serve as links between forests, agroecosystems and food, and a multitude of families harvesting the produce of their lands. diversified small-scale tropical agroecosystems are ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  Free to come
Thursday, 06/29/17
  • Nightlife SpotlightGet your late night science fix with a celebration of the best of the Academy and interactive programs around the museum. This month, hear from special guest and science writer of WIRED magazine, Matt Simon.Explore the fascinating, awe-inspiring, and unsettling ingenuity of evolution as Matt discusses weird and wonderful stories from his ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • It Takes Guts: Get to Know Your Microbiome - A Night of Science & Trivia
    Join KQED and the Gladstone Institutes for a special night of intriguing gut science, fun trivia and prizes hosted by Brainstormer!What's your gut telling you? It might be hard to face but you are NOT entirely you! The majority of your cells in your body don't have your DNA. They belong to trillions of tiny microbes ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  FREE but does NOT include your food and drink purc
  • SciComm Studio 003: Science in Unexpected PlacesScience is all around us. How can science communicators promote research and understanding beyond the boundaries of traditional contexts?Our third SciComm Studio meetup explores science in unexpected places. From festivals in baseball stadiums to art-science exhibitions and beyond, our speakers create engaging science communication in public places. They’ll share their ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
Friday, 06/30/17
  • A Brighter DaySuicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S. In this program, Elliot Kallen, who founded A Brighter Day in honor of his late son, Jake, will discuss the organization's efforts in fighting depression and teen suicide; Dr. Patrick O'Reilly, a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, Free for Members & Students
  • A Brighter Day: Helping teenagers suffering from depressionSuicide is one of the leading causes of death among teens in the U.S. In this program, Elliot Kallen, who founded A Brighter Day in honor of his late son, Jake, and Dr. Patrick O'Reilly, who is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders, will discuss depression and teen suicide. ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, Free for Members & Students
  • Crepe Paper Magic
    Partake in a variety of crepe paper crafts including paper flowers, award ribbons, pompoms, and elaborate Polish mobiles known as pajaki. All ages welcome.Castle in the Air is known as “a studio for the imagination” by many crafters, calligraphers, and dreamers who’ve made it a second home. Located on Fourth Street in ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Included with museum admission.
  • Pairings: Hot Sauce
    When the Spanish brought chile peppers back from the New World in the 1500s, they didn't know they were creating a global hot-sauce monster. Today, from sambal to sriracha and piri piri to Pickapeppa, hot sauce at all points on the Scoville scale is popular in nearly every modern cuisine ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
  • Twilight HikeTake advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve as dusk arrives and the animals start to appear. Our twilight hikes are on select Fridays throughout spring and fall. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie ...
    Where:  Glen Ellen Cost:  $15 - $25 Donation suggested
  • Evenings with the Stars: Aaron Barth - SOLD OUTOur 'Evenings with the Stars' programs are held annually as part of our Summer Series. Each year we bring world-renowned astronomers to the summit of Mount Hamilton for a night with the "stars" you won't forget!Activities include:Astronomy talk by "star" scientistsViewing through the historic 36-inch Great Lick Refractor telescopeViewing through ...
    Where:  Mt. Hamilton Cost:  $20
Saturday, 07/01/17
  • Richmond Shoreline BioBlitzJoin us for a fun half day BioBlitz at Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline in Richmond CA. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation.A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over ...
    Where:  Richmond Cost:  Free
  • Explorables: Handmade Science
    Play around with paper in these activities inspired by our new WildCard exhibition.Tremendous TrianglesEngineers use triangles to make structures strong. Build your own little structure or join others in creating a big structure made entirely out of paper plates folded into triangles.Building with NewspaperUsing newspaper, an inherently weak and flimsy material, you ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Included with museum admission.
  • Saturday Cinema: Roadside Attractions
    Over just a few days, grills across the United States will dance with flames, bread aisles will reveal barren shelves where buns once stood, and handheld sparklers will light in a nod to the great show of fireworks across our nation’s skies. Inspired by Welcome to WildCard’s foray into roadside attractions and timed ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Included with museum admission.
  • Postponed! Date TBD The Telomere EffectPostponed!  Date TBDHave you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. The ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Heavenly Vision: Galileo’s Telescopes & Observations Galileo Galilei developed a new method for reliably comprehending the world around us and, accordingly, has been called the father of modern science. We will learn how Galileo’s celestial observations dramatically changed our understanding of the universe and our place in it.Speaker: Alan Agrawal, Mount Diablo Astronomical Society
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Free
  • Music of the Spheres: Dr. Martin Gaskell - SOLD OUTThe science talk will be given by a renowned astronomer on a current topic of exciting astronomical research. We will update the website with the astronomy speaker and the title of the lecture as soon as this information will become available.Speaker: Dr. Martin Gaskell, UC Santa CruzMusic: Jasmine String Quartet
    Where:  Mt. Hamilton Cost:  $45-$210
Sunday, 07/02/17
  • Flames, Flares, and Explosions: Sunday FundayGet mesmerized by bright (and safe!) flames, flares, and explosions as you learn the science behind these fiery creations.Shows at 12:00 and 1:30.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  See weblink
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