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Wednesday, 09/27/17
  • NSF-OOI Regional Cabled Array: Current infrastructure, operations, and data delivery
    The Regional Cabled Array (RCA) is a component of the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (NSF-OOI) and spans sites across the southern half of the Juan de Fuca Plate in the Northeast Pacific. The combination of 900 kilometers of submarine telecommunications cable and seven primary nodes, with eight kilowatts ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth
    To understand why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. How existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.Raydiant OximetrySpeaker: Neil Ray
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Coupled Biophysical Data Assimilation and its Application to the Recent Warm Blob and El NinoSpeaker: Dr. Christopher Edwards, U.C. Santa Cruz
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Challenges and opportunities in ocean acidification and hypoxia science and policySpeaker: Francis Chan, Associate Professor of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Wetlands in a time of changeSpeaker: Christine Whitcraft, Assistant Professor of Wetlands Plant Ecology, California State University Long Beach
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Technologies and Progress for Environmental Protection, Sustainability and Conservation
    There is an accelerating effort among scientists, forest and wildlife managers as well as technologists and interest groups from NASA, Google and the Jane Goodall Institute to harness new technologies. These technologies, which range from satellite sensors, drones, camera traps and DNA detectors, can be used to improve and maintain ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, Free for students
  • The 2017 Solar Eclipse and the Cassini Grand FinaleMembers of the Sonoma County Astronomical Society will share their images and experiences of observing the Great American Eclipse from Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming.Robert Ferguson Observatory members will report on the Saturn Cassini Space Craft Success and the September 15, 2018 Finale when it is scheduled to crash into Saturn.
    Where:  Santa Rosa 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
  • Stirred Genome and Cell's hangoverHave your genome like Mr Bond: stirred, not shaken.Our genome is a mix of our two parents' genome: we're half our mom, and half our dad. And your siblings are too, but they don't look exactly like you, do they?In this talk, we'll discover why we look like our siblings ...
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  $5
  • Not Your Mother's Genes: How Maternal and Developmental Plasticity Shift Climate Change Responses in the Eelgrass Sea HareSpeaker: Richelle Tanner of UC BerkeleyMarin Science Seminar
    Where:  San Rafael Cost:  Free
Thursday, 09/28/17
  • Dune EcologyDunes are more than sand! Dune ecosystems come in a variety of forms and support a diverse array of habitats, and the Presidio contains some of the finest examples of remnant and restored dune communities along the central coast of California. Michael Chasse (NPS, Natural Resource Management Specialist) will present ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Hard Earth Talk: Hard IceIn much of the world, the effects of climate change are invisible. In the Arctic, they’re stark -- and evident even to the non-scientific eye. The Arctic offers epic landscapes and epochal climate-induced changes -- both of which offer a chance to make global warming visible to people around the ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Collisions, Field of View: Play, and Full-Spectrum Science
    As emerging technologies find their footing, artists and enthusiasts are often early adopters and boundary pushers. Playful and artful projects can be the impetus for pushing technology further and informing developers as to the unexpected ways creative spirits will approach their designs. And the technology can be the key for ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 general / $10 Member
  • The Hacking of the American Mind
    What is the difference between pleasure and happiness? These two positive emotions are often confused with each other, yet they couldn’t be more different. Pleasure is short-lived, visceral, usually experience alone, achievable with substances. Happiness, by contrast, is often the opposite"long-lived, ethereal, often experienced in social groups and cannot be ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • Addressing California’s Tsunami HazardCalifornia faces tsunami threats from both local and distant sources. North of Cape Mendocino, large earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone have the potential of causing tsunamis greater than 50 feet high as they travel onshore. For areas south of Cape Mendocino, smaller offshore reverse and thrust faults as well ...
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  $5 General, $1 Teachers/Students
  • Geektoberfest 2017The Tech proudly presents Geektoberfest 2017! Don’t miss this 3rd annual event, with generous support from the Koret Foundation.At Geektoberfest, in partnership with BioCurious, we’ll dive into the biology of beer, with tastings from local and regional craft breweries. We’ll also have demos and talks from expert brewers.
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  $25 General, $20 Members (advance)
  • What's in a Species Name?
    How wildlife management relies on modern systematics research and museum collectionsWhat have museum collections taught us about invasive diseases?When is an endangered species not a species?How can birds in a museum help protect airline passengers?How do geology and biology govern what species we find on the Channel Islands?Speaker: by John ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • How the Clean Energy Economy is Helping to Address Climate Change
    Steve Westly is founder and managing partner of The Westly Group, a sustainability venture firm located in Menlo Park. The Westly Group focuses on capital-efficient, high-growth companies in the sustainability, sharing economy, and Internet of Things spaces. Prior to founding The Westly Group, Westly served as the Controller and chief ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  $10
  • City Star Party @ The PresidioCome 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
Friday, 09/29/17
  • The weird science within usHearing is an experience so ubiquitous that many of us take it for granted. Yet this seemingly simple process contains incredible complexity and wonderfully strange sights. From hammers and drums to hair cells and mysterious molecules, come and join us for a tour of hearing from the macroscopic to the ...
    Where:  Emeryville Cost:  Free
Saturday, 09/30/17
  • Bay DayDon't be fooled by the bridges, levees, and city skylines - the Bay is wild and alive. In fact, it's the largest and most ecologically important estuary on the west coast. When we take one day each year to celebrate this amazing natural resource, the movement to preserve and protect ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Science Saturday: Marine MammalsThis month spotlights the amazing marine mammals found right here on the Central Coast! Science Saturday is free and open to everyone.
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  Free
  • Sharktoberfest
    Schedule- Main Event Free!!11am- All art & science activity stations open, food truck & refreshments available.11am-1pm- Live Music: Ukulele Friends11:30- Special Programs (see below)1pm- Ocean Life Costume Parade & Contest2pm-4pm- Live Music: Captain Mike and The Blue Whales2pm- Special Programs (see below)4pm- Event closes. Special Programs ($10/person): "Build a Shark" (11:30am or 2:00pm)Participants will interact with real shark specimens, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Main Event Free! Special programs $10/person
  • 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
  • Free Admission to National Parks today celebrating National Public Lands DayAdmission to all US National Parks is free today as we celebrate National Public Lands day.
    Where:   Cost:  Free
Sunday, 10/01/17
  • 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
Monday, 10/02/17
  • Multiscale Characterization and Flow Mechanisms for Shale Oil/Gas Recovery
    A systematic investigation of multiscale pore structure in organic-rich shale by means of the combination of various imaging techniques is presented, including the state-of-the-art Helium-Ion-Microscope (HIM). The study achieves insight into the major features at each scale and suggests the affordable techniques for specific objectives from the aspects of resolution, ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • People and Robots SeminarSpeaker: Julie Adams, Oregon State University
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • WHY I'M NOT RICHAdjunct professor Wes Farriss of SSU will describe his career and lecture style. He will outline how physics led him to teaching at a university, and provide guidance to lower division students and soon to be graduates.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Assessing California's progress towards its 2020 climate targetAs California prepares its strategy to reach a globally ambitious climate target for 2030, on the road to deep decarbonization by mid-century, retrospective analysis of past planning exercises can shed light on the successes and challenges encountered so far during implementation.  The state appears to be on track to reach ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to askThe San Mateo Public Library’s Biotechnology Learning Center presents a talk by genealogist and electrical engineer Steve Morse. The presentation introduces genes, chromosomes, and DNA, and explains how DNA is inherited. This knowledge can be used to find relatives you didn't know you had, and to learn about your very ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  
  • Solar Spicules: Dynamic Jets that Power the Sun's AtmosphereAt any moment, the Sun's lower atmosphere is permeated by tens of millions of colossal jets known as spicules, measuring up to 8000 kilometers (5000 miles) in length and propelling plasma into the upper atmosphere at speeds on the order of 100 kilometers (60 miles) per second. Despite being observed ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 Members & Seniors
Tuesday, 10/03/17
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