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Thursday, 09/07/17
  • Practical Aspects of Modeling Complex Analog Behavior in Modern Circuit SimulatorsSpeaker: Dr. Marek Mierzwinski, Software Engineer, Device Model Development, EEsof Division, Keysight Technologies
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Practical Aspects of Modeling Complex Analog Behavior in Modern Circuit SimulatorsAnalog simulators allow complex behavior to be modeled and are a critical part of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) tools used by designers to predict circuit performance. Early generations of simulators were inseparable from the specific transistor models integrated in their program. Resource-limited commercial simulator vendors would pair off with university and industry ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Cafe InquiryMeet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • FOGG Trail Mixer @ The Tunnel Tops!Join FOGG for a Trail Mixer at The Tunnel Tops!Be the first to know what’s happening in the parks with an evening at the Presidio Tunnel Tops Design Lab! Check out the latest designs and videos of the Presidio Tunnel Tops project, take a guided tour of the Design Lab, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20
  • SWING | AFTERDARK
    Find physics in full swing at After Dark.Learn how swinging legs loosen shoelace knots with mechanical engineer Christopher Daily-Diamond, and follow the curves of elite golf swings with Jessica Rose, Director of Stanford’s Motion and Gait Analysis Laboratory.Catch the physics of baseball with former Exploratorium Art Director David Barker, and ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15
  • Hunting for Black HolesBlack holes come in at least two varieties - small stellar-mass black holes and supermassive black holes. The stellar-mass black holes are predicted to form when a massive star dies in a violent supernova explosion. There should be 100 million to 1 billion of these star-sized black holes in our ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
Friday, 09/08/17
  • 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:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
  • Green Friday 'Stabilizing the Climate System -- what would be fair enough to actually work?' This Green Friday presentation will be given by Tom Athanasiou, whose topic is entitled "Stabilizing the Climate System -- what would be fair enough to actually work?"  Tom Athanasiou is a climate-equity specialist.  In 1996, he wrote Divided Planet:  the Ecology of Rich and Poor. Since then, he has focused on the equity debate within the international ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $3 donation requested
  • Public Viewing Nights at SSU Observatory Grand Re-opening!
    The Public Observing Nights of 2017-02-24 and 2017-03-03 were the last that the original home of SSU Observatory will see. In a pair of fun and busy nights, many students and members of the public got to visit the observatory before it undergoes a dramatic change! A new building will replace the 41 year ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Quantum EntanglementEntanglement phenomena are the closest thing we have to reproducible magic, and even physicists can't agree as to what’s really going on. Is it spooky action at a distance, or retrocausality, or conspiracies that govern our choices? And what is a good skeptic to do when every explanatory option seems ...
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
Saturday, 09/09/17
  • Earthquake Field TripWhen the earth moves technology moves with it!Join us for a tour of the Earthquake Protection Systems (EPS) facility on Mare Island.Meet Victor Zyas, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of EPS.Learn about the geological fault lines of Vallejo and Napa.See how EPS manufactures unique technology that protects buildings from earthquakes ...
    Where:  Vallejo Cost:  Free
  • What Lies Beneath the Bay: the secret lives of the spineless and spinyCome spend a morning exploring the San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station!Meet scientists working on various research and restoration projects in and around the bay.Touch some mud! Discover how we collect these critters and gather scientific data about them in our lab.Peer into our microscopes at some of the amazing ...
    Where:  Vallejo Cost:  Free
  • Guided Nature WalkExperience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral.Visitors of all ages ...
    Where:  Glen Ellen Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
  • 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
  • 6th Annual Wine Country Nature & Optics FestivalOver 50 nature non-profits from Sacramento to San Jose will be joining Northern California artisans at. Twelve major binocular and spotting scope companies from across the US, will be displaying and selling a full range of the latest optics technology.  The festival is sponsored by Sonoma Nature partnering with California ...
    Where:  Sonoma Cost:  Free
  • GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor ReleaseOur Hawk Talks and Raptor Releases occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 pm (weather permitting - heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except for Fleet Week weekend. The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • The Fish Line
    Explore the past, invisible present, and future of the Napa River. Starting at River Park, we’ll walk and chalk the 1876 river bank’s location, swim with Spencer the endangered, seven foot long sturgeon, and see the future of the water through the eyes (and feet!) of shorebirds. Finally, get to ...
    Where:  Vallejo Cost:  Free
  • Bill Nye - 'Everything All At Once' - CANCELEDBill Nye wants you to change the world! The public face of science for over 20 years, The Science Guy is issuing a call to arms. Whatever your cause, whatever your persuasion, whatever your radical curiosity is driven by, everyone can be the change they want to see in ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  $20 General, $42.39 including book
  • History & Habitat in Pine FlatJoin ACR Education Specialist Dave Self to learn about the rich history of Pine Flat and human influences on the landscape. We will discuss Wappo uses and the early Fur Trade, ranching and the Mercury Boom and Bust of the 1870’s, as well as recent protection. You’ll also learn a ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members/Students, Free < 18
Sunday, 09/10/17
  • Birding 101
    Come explore the bustling birdlife that call the Marin Headlands home with volunteer Jan Haley in this easy walk along Rodeo Lagoon! Bring field guides and binoculars. Dress in layers. For ages 8 and older. No dogs. Reservation required, please call 415-331-1540.
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • GGRO Hawk Talk & Raptor ReleaseOur Hawk Talks and Raptor Releases occur every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 2 pm (weather permitting - heavy fog or rain cancels) during September and October, except for Fleet Week weekend. The Hawk Talk begins at noon, when a GGRO volunteer speaks about hawk migration and identification, and ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Book Talk: 'Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation'When we think of smart cities, the hypermodern cities of Shenzen or Songdo usually come to mind. But when we look at the future, it is clear that all cities - from Brooklyn to Berkeley - will also be smart. New or old, smart cities are sustained by intelligent infrastructure, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • CRISPR and Stem Cells: disease mechanism and genome surgerySpeaker: Dr. Bruce Conklin,  MD Professor & Senior Investigator Department of Medicine Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  $5
  • Everything All At Once with Bill Nye the Science Guy - SOLD OUT
    Bill Nye the Science Guy joins us for one unforgettable evening to read and sign his new book, Everything All at Once.Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $42.50
Monday, 09/11/17
  • Galapagos Syndrome: Self diagnosis, treatment, and planning for a recurrenceThis is nominally a talk about preliminary observations of facilitative interactions among reef fishes in the Galapagos Islands. We went to San Cristobal and Santa Cruz Islands, as well as smaller adjacent islets, in July 2017 to investigate the extent to which group foraging was present in the reef fish communities ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Book Talk: 'Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation'When we think of smart cities, the hypermodern cities of Shenzen or Songdo usually come to mind. But when we look at the future, it is clear that all cities - from Brooklyn to Berkeley - will also be smart. New or old, smart cities are sustained by intelligent infrastructure, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • THE SCIENCE OF DISTILLINGWhat Physicists Do seriesSpeaker: Michael Griffo
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Farewell to Saturn: Cassini's Spectacular End-of-Mission Science - SOLD OUT
    Cassini’s 13 years at Saturn have made it the most spectacularly successful interplanetary mission in the history of NASA. In its final 10 months, Cassini has transformed itself into a whole new mission with its Grand Finale, including 20 close flybys off the outer edge of Saturn’s rings and 22 ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members & Seniors
Tuesday, 09/12/17
  • Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems: The Twilight Zone of Coral ReefsSpeaker: Dr. Luis Rocha, California Academy of Sciences
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • The Science of Community-Based Designs for a Resilient Bay Shore
    The challenges of accelerating sea level rise and aging shoreline infrastructure are creating a once-in-a-century opportunity to redesign the Bay shore. Originally constructed with little regard for the Bay, the future shoreline can more successfully integrate the natural and built environments to make a healthier shore for both the Bay ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free, registration required
  • The Future of Work: Implications for Individuals and SocietyAutomation and globalization are shrinking the number of good, well-paying jobs. What's a person to do? What's society to do? This lecture will offer practical advice for everyone--from people starting out, to older people wanting to stay relevant in a changing economy. Career Coach Marty Nemko will address a ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Free Bay Currents talk: Ospreys -- Hooray!Tony Brake of the San Franciso Bay Osprey Coalition brings good news and spectacular photos of how, after more than a century, these graceful but fierce fish hawks are raising families along the Bay.  Refreshments 7 PM, talks 7:30 - 9 PM.  
    Where:  Albany Cost:  free but seating is limited
  • September LASER Event - San Francisco
    7:00-7:25: Hsiao-Yun Chu(SFSU) on "R. Buckminster Fuller: The Arts of the Sea and the Land"Fuller's lifelong passion for boating and the sea translated into his design work and philosophy...Read more7:25-7:50: Liat Berdugo (Media Artist) on "Technologies of Power, Access, and Freedom"We live in a world saturated ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
Wednesday, 09/13/17
  • Shadow Regulation of the Internet
    Speaker: Jeremy Malcolm
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Natural Shoreline Infrastructure: Working with Nature to Increase Coastal ResilienceSpeaker: Dr. Jenna Judge, California Sea Grant Extension Fellow
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • “Small scale variability of Todos Santos Bay and the adjacent oceanic system in Baja California Mexico; as measured by the Mexican High Frequency RadSpeaker: Xavier Flores Vidal, Physical Oceanographer, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Is Sugar Making Us Sick?Mounting research is implicating sugar - specifically the added sugars we consume from soda and sweets - as a key contributor to numerous chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Join a panel of experts in nutrition and public health to discuss the role of added sugar in ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • SciComm Studio 006: Augmented Curiosity WorkshopThe explosive rise of gaming has opened a new frontier for crafting engaging experiences, particularly for science topics. How can writers, artists, designers, and scientists explore the radical possibilities of the medium to communicate, entertain, and inspire engagement with science? September’s SciComm Studio is mixing things up by hosting a ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Conversations About Landscape: Library of Earth Anatomy
    Join us for the debut of Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Ilana Halperin’s Library of Earth Anatomy, a collection of remarkable geological artifacts that invite and inspire us to see rocks in new ways. Created for the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory the Library employs unconventional classification methods to dissolve the usual boundaries between ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
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