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Friday, 12/15/17
  • Field Botany FriedayJoin us to explore the Modini Mayacamas Preserves each season in search of botanical beauty and interest. We’ll learn some plant ecology and ethnobotany from ACR Education Specialist Dave Self and others in the group. Depending on the season, we’ll look for late flowers and seeds; nuts and fall colors, ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  $20 suggested donation
  • Testing the cold dark matter paradigm with the cosmic microwave backgroundDark Matter (DM) is a crucial component of the universe and, for calculations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), DM is successfully modelled as a pressureless perfect fluid within General Relativity (GR). With data from Planck it becomes possible to test generalisations of this model, searching for DM properties beyond ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Restoring Habitat for San Francisco's Rare Endemic ManzanitasSan Francisco hosts two of the rarest manzanitas in the world: Raven's Manzanita (Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii) and Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana). These endangered species grew together in a distinct maritime chaparral habitat that once covered the serpentine hilltops of San Francisco. Their story is one of loss, salvage, rediscovery, and serendipity. Michael ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Grounds for Science: Microfluidics and the Study of Single CellsOur bodies are composed of tens of trillions of cells. Amazingly, recent advances in single cell studies show that no two of them are completely alike. Come learn about the field of microfluidics and how it is leading to new ways of studying single cells. Speakers: Jesse Zhang and Justin Ondry, ...
    Where:  Emeryville Cost:  Free
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