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Thursday, 12/07/17
  • End Well: Design and Innovation for the End of Life ExperienceSOLD OUT  WAIT LIST AVAILABLEEnd Well is a first of its kind gathering of design, tech, health care and activist communities with the goal of generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for the end of life experience.Join us for an immersive experience of fast-paced talks and interactive discussions building on the growing ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $300
  • Dig Deep into Extreme Events WorkshopJoin the Bay Area Climate Literacy Impact Collaborative (BayCLIC) in the next installment of our Local Climate Science & Education Series. The workshop series convenes the Bay Area’s science and education communities to explore how they can work together towards climate literacy and action. In the upcoming workshop, Dig Deep ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Studying the Expansion of the Universe with quasar spectraFrom 2009 to 2014, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) used the SDSS telescope to obtain spectra of 1.5 million galaxies to get very accurate measurements of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) scale at redshift z ~0.5. At the same time, BOSS observed over 184 000 high redshift quasars (z>2.15) ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • After Dark: GlowTonight, excite your atoms at Glow, our annual festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows celebrating the close of the year. Bask in the mesmerizing gleams of special installations and vibrant sculptures, take a shine to illuminating exhibits, and show your sparkle with scintillating activities.Presentations:Glow Science With Ron Hipschman 8:00 ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $17.95 advance, $19.95 at the door
  • Cafe InquiryMeet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • The Natural History of Moby-Dick: Ishmael, the Marine Biologist, the Environmentalist, and a Climate Refugee?The story and characters of Moby-Dick are as ingrained in American popular culture as those from Harry Potter and Star Wars. Yet how in this twenty-first century should we read a novel that seems at first glance to simply celebrate the brutal killing of whales? In this multimedia talk, looking ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  $5 General, Free for members
Friday, 12/08/17
Saturday, 12/09/17
  • Healing Forest Walk We invite you to join us for a quiet, peaceful, and meditative walk through the forests in the Presidio. Let’s experience the beauty and magic of nature in this part of the city, and find ways for calm and balance within and around us.We will explore simple ways to connect ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Learn about Solar & Opportunity for Volunteering to Install Rooftop PV with a NonprofitInterested in helping with rooftop installations as a volunteer?  Thinking of putting solar on your home? In either case, consider attending either or both of two free workshops being offered on Dec. 9 in Cupertino by SunWork Renewable Energy Projects (sunwork.org):Dec 9 (Sat), 9am - noon, VOLUNTEER SOLAR INSTALLATION TRAINING (covers the ...
    Where:  Cupertino Cost:  Free
  • Restoring Inner Bair Island - Redwood CityOn this 1.5-mile walk, witness wetland restoration in progress. Hear the story of Bair Island and see how we are turning the former salt pond back into a healthy tidal marsh. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Go to http://innerbairtour.eventbrite.com.
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  Free
  • Marshland Homes
    Have you ever wondered where an animal lives or what it might live in? Come explore some different types of animal homes and shelters with Colter Cook. Find out why so many creatures call the Don Edwards Refuge home by solving puzzles, playing games and making your own bird nest. ...
    Where:  Alviso Cost:  Free
  • Family Bird WalkLet family walks become a shared time of nature learning. We’ll begin by helping kids create their personal bird watching field guides, and then head out onto the trails to find those birds. A limited number of binoculars are available to borrow. Recommended for children ages 5-10. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Register ...
    Where:  Freemont Cost:  Free
  • City Star Party @ Point LobosCome 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
  • The Moon and Stars: Family Night Hike & CampfireAmazing stargazing! Using binoculars, a spotting scope, and telescopes, we’ll study the face of the moon and learn more about constellations and the night sky. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your favorite pair! Weather may prevent us from actually seeing the moon and stars, but we will still have ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $15 per person
Sunday, 12/10/17
  • Jewel Lake/Wildcat Canyon BioBlitzJoin our friends at WhollyH20 for a fun half day citizen science BioBlitz on the Lower and Upper Packrat Trail along Wildcat Creek in Tilden Park in Kensington, CA. We'll be hiking around Jewel Lake. Get ready to enjoy being a citizen scientist through simple observation and photo documentation.This event is ...
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  Free
  • Sensory Friendly Day @ The TechSensory Friendly Hours are a time for families to enjoy a quieter, less-crowded visit to The Tech at a discounted rate. This opportunity may be appealing to parents of children who have mobility challenges, struggle to communicate or become easily overwhelmed by stimuli. During these hours, The Tech will offer: ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  General Admission
  • Fungus FairJoin us for the 13th annual Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair. Attend free lectures in the Bear Valley Visitor Center Auditorium. Learn about fungi and their role in the many Point Reyes habitats, from grasslands to redwoods. See the remarkable colors and shapes of wild mushrooms collected in the ...
    Where:  Point Reyes Station Cost:  Free
  • Marine Science Sunday: Seal and Sea Lion Superstars of 2017
    This month we wrap up 2017 with a special Marine Science Sunday highlighting our Seal and Sea Lion Superstars of 2017.  In 2017, The Marine Mammal Center rescued many California sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals, and endangered fur seals and Hawaiian monk seals. In fact, in the Spring, we ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
Monday, 12/11/17
  • Solving the Vlasov equation in two spatial dimensions with the Schrödinger methodI present recent progress (Kopp, Vattis & Skordis 1711.00140) to solve the Vlasov equation via the so-called Schrödinger method (Widrow & Kaiser 1993). This technique consists of solving the Schrödinger-Poisson equation, together with a prescription to construct a phase space distribution from the wave function.For the first time, we implemented ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Using Your DNA and Big Data to Manage Your Health “Big data”, such as genetic information, blood tests, and electronic health records, can be used to provide individualized care for patients and help predict and manage disease. Join us for a presentation by Dr. Michael Snyder, Stanford Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics and the Director of the Center of ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
  • Meet the Climate Corps Fellows working on the Skyline College CampusClimate Corps Fellows discuss the differences they made during their internships
    Where:  San Bruno Cost:  free
Tuesday, 12/12/17
Wednesday, 12/13/17
  • Underwater Virtual Reality: Introduction to 360 3D and 180 3D technologiesThis seminar will be a discussion on the available tools and applications of live-action virtual reality (VR) underwater technologies for science, research, and entertainment. VRTUL (www.VRTUL.co) has created proprietary 360 3D and 180 3D camera solutions for high-end, high dynamic range capture, and livestreaming. Two of the camera solutions include ...
    Where:  Moss Landing Cost:  Free
  • December LASER Event - Berkeley
    7:00-7:25: 7:25-7:50: Shiry Ginosar(UC Berkeley/ A.I.) on "A Century of Portraits"Abstract forthcoming...Read more7:50-8:10: BREAK. Before or after the break, anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Wonderfest: Ask a Science Envoy: A.I., Plants, & Magnetic MysteriesWonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these three Science Envoys will answer your questions with insight and enthusiasm:UC Berkeley's Dylan Hadfield-Menell on "What AI Researchers Can Learn from King Midas" - How do we build artificially intelligence systems ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Taste of Science: It's All About Space!Should we talk to the aliens?Recently, a radio transmitter in Norway was used to broadcast a message to putative aliens a dozen light-years away.Could this type of signaling expose us to existential danger from unknown beings, or is it merely an effort to provoke contact with other sentients?Speaker: Seth Shostak, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $7 advance, $10 at door
  • Geminids Meteor ShowerChabot's observatory deck will be open for the Geminid Meteor shower. Our astronomy experts will be on hand to answer your questions and help you catch a glimpse of the brightest meteors in the night sky.
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  
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