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Monday, 07/24/17
  • Age-Friendly Cities and the Future of AgingSanta Clara will soon become the first U.S. county to have each of its 15 cities designated “age friendly” by the World Health Organization (WHO). But what does that mean? You're invited to meet Dr. James Goodwin, a global leader in aging. He will be in the Bay Area from the United ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, Free for Members, $7 Student
  • Searching for Life in the Solar System
    Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco leads the imaging science team on the Cassini mission presently in orbit around Saturn. An expert on planetary rings and the Saturnian moon, Enceladus, Porco has authored over one hundred scientific papers and also served as the imaging scientist of the Voyager mission to the outer ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free for Members
Tuesday, 07/25/17
  • Advanced Analytics for Security: Lateral Movement DetectionIt’s never been a harder time to be a security professional. Malware and exploits once held only by national intelligence services are increasingly available to miscreants for malicious activity. And not all of these breaches will originate outside the perimeter -- a persistent, sizable minority will still come from true ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Whale Watching & Citizen ScienceCalifornia has incredible biodiversity including nature’s largest and magnificent animals"whales. Learn how Oceanic Society (and YOU through citizen science) contribute to whale research (population monitoring), whale conservation and rescue (through entanglement responses), and whale education (international trips). Additionally, Kathi will share information about whale entanglement"2016 statistics, responses, and prevention efforts.Speaker: Kathi ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $5 suggested donation
  • Flares and Fireworks from Black HolesBlack holes are some of the most exotic and extreme objects in the universe. Though they sound like the stuff of science fiction, they are real and much more common than you might think.  Every galaxy has a black hole lurking at its center!  Also, these black holes are not ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Astronomy on Tap San FranciscoAstronomy on Tap San Francisco is back for the summer, and it’s one you won’t want to miss! Come for another night of talks from local scientists, Astronomy in the News, trivia and prizes! We’ll also be telling you everything you need to know for this summer’s upcoming solar eclipse, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  
Wednesday, 07/26/17
  • All washed up? Mussel survival in the face of ocean warming and acidificationSpeaker: Emily Carrington, Professor of Biology, University of Washington
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • National Botanic Garden of Cuba with Dr. Carlos SanchezCome join us for a lovely illustrated presentation on the National Botanic Garden of Cuba. Dr. Carlos Sanchez is a professor of botany at the University of Havana and botanist for the National Botanic Garden of Cuba. This summer Carlos is a visiting research scholar at UC Berkeley, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $15 General, $10 Members
  • The Bay Institute Film & Lecture Series: How Saving San Bruno Mountain Saved the BayJoin David Nelson to learn about a citizen-led effort to stop a major San Francisco Bay fill project called New Manhattan; San Bruno Mountain would have been used as the source of the fill. The protection of San Bruno Mountain saved five plants that exist nowhere else on earth. Our ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $10
  • August’s Eclipse of the SunOn Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be an eclipse of the Sun visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America.  People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun completely, and day turning into ...
    Where:  Oakland 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
  • Space and Alcohol: Developing personalized medical approach for the East Asians
    Many East Asians show a physiological response to drinking alcohol that includes facial flushing (Asian flushing) and nausea. This so called response is due to the inability to metabolize reactive aldehydes, which leads to various disorders including stroke, Alzheimer and cardiovascular diseases. Our goal is to develop personalized medical approach ...
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  $5
  • Using Physiological Research to Inform the Conservation of Marine MammalsOur planet is a wonderfully biodiverse place filled with amazing organisms. Unfortunately, as a result of rapid global climate change and local anthropogenic impacts, ecosystems around the globe are currently threatened and facing major biodiversity losses. Organisms that live in the oceans face a unique array of threats, including climate ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  Free
Thursday, 07/27/17
  • Fish DaysLearn about fresh water fish that are found in  local ponds and rivers.  Games show native and non native fish and how they arrived at Tule Ponds.  Compare fishing ponds for people versus fishing ponds for wildlife.   Explore how the early peoples of area went fishing as well as the ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free
  • Big Picture NightlifeBe the first to peep the Academy’s fourth annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit and raise a glass to the best in nature and conservation photography.-----> See the captivating work of world-class photographers and discover how they document some of the most fascinating moments of life on Earth in an effort ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members
  • Full-Spectrum Science: Heat and Temperature
    Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world.What's the difference between heat and temperature? We use the terms interchangeably, but they have precise meanings to physicists. How does your thermostat work and how does a Thermos® know to keep a hot thing hot and a cold ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
  • Aligning Profits with the PlanetIt is possible to protect profits and the planet. Despite claims that a win for the environment is a loss for the economy, corporations are finding innovative ways to have it both ways. Companies are realizing that protecting watersheds and ecosystems can also protect their business.Levi’s, for example, needs to think about ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $12 Members, $7 Students
  • Warm Ice - The Dynamics of Rapidly Changing Glaciers
    Glacier Numerology - The how big, how long, how thick, how much, how often, of glacier science.Glacier Photography - While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a collection of images may tell a complete forensic story.Glacier Geophysics - How new technologies are being introduced to reexamine and refine ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
Friday, 07/28/17
  • Wildflowers for Photographers, Poets & Artists Join ACR Resource Ecologist Dave Self on an excursion to see and photograph (or sketch, paint, or write about) wildflowers on the Modini Mayacamas Preserves. You're encouraged to share your best for a 'flower show' the next day from 3:00pm-4:00pm at ACR's Conservation Center. Dave will coach beginners on close-up flower ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
  • Tin Can Papermaking
    Use tin cans and a screen to make paper, one small, round sheet at a time. Leave your plant-based product to dry, then pick it up on your way home. Pam Deluco’s mission is to surround herself with items she makes entirely from scratch using raw materials and handmade tools from traceable ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:   Included with museum admission.
  • 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: Jason Prochaska - 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, 07/29/17
  • Explorables: Handmade Science
    Play around with paper in three activities inspired by our new Wildcard exhibition.Paper CircuitsUsing copper tape and surface-mount LEDs allows you to make fully functional simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat surface, such as a piece of paper. You can make light-up greeting cards, origami animals come to life, or ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Included with museum admission.
  • Fixit Clinic CCXIX (219) San Lorenzo LibraryFixit Clinic CCXIX (219) San Lorenzo Library Fixit Coaches will be in residence at the San Lorenzo Library and available for consultation on your broken items. Celebrating repair by conveying basic troubleshooting skills, Fixit Clinics are do-it-together hands-on STEM-oriented fix-n-learn community-based exploration and discovery workshops staffed by volunteer Fixit Coaches ...
    Where:  San Lorenzo Cost:  Free
  • Indicators That Fox Are in Your Area
    Do you sometimes see paw prints in mud or scat (poop) on the trails and assume that a dog left it? It could be from something else. Come along with me and I will show you how to distinguish and identify the markings of a gray fox. Gain some insights ...
    Where:  Freemont Cost:  Free
  • The Sky Event of the Decade: August’s Eclipse of the Sun
    On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be an eclipse of the Sun visible throughout the U.S. and all of North America.  People in a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will see a spectacular total eclipse, with the Moon briefly covering the Sun completely, and day turning into ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • Astrophotography for Everyone - RESCHEDULEDAdvances in recent decades have allowed amateur astronomers to produce deep space and planetary pictures that rival those taken by professional observatories. This presentation will provide an overview of off-the-shelf instruments and methods anyone, with perseverance and patience, can use to take amazing astronomical images.Speaker: Jay GaBany, Advanced Imaging ConferenceEditor's Note: This ...
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Free
  • Music of the Spheres: Raja GuhaThakurta - SOLD OUT"The Story of our Neighbor, the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy"Speaker: Dr. Raja GuhaThakurta, UC Santa CruzMusic: Ars Minerva
    Where:  Mt. Hamilton Cost:  $45-$210
  • Seeing the Beginning: Insights from the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundDo you ever wish we could look back in time? We can, by studying the cosmic microwave background (CMB), which reveals the fiery early universe when it was only 0.003% of its present age. This talk will show how studying the CMB allows us to learn about the origin, composition, ...
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Free
Sunday, 07/30/17
  • Wildflower TourJoin this excursion to see wildflowers of the Modini Mayacamas Preserves, one of the wildflower hotspots of Sonoma County. We'll stop at numerous places along the road, and then we'll hike to the top of Redhill (a 3-mile loop) looking for the first of the fawn lilies, baby blue-eyes, hounds-tongues, ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members
  • Build It FestivalPut your architectural skills to the test as you collaborate with other visitors to construct 2D and 3D structures with recycled materials.
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  See weblink
  • San Francisco Star PartyCome join us for our monthly San Francisco City Star Party. SFAA members provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check the SFAA website for the latest updates…bad weather or overcast skies will cancel!
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
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