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Thursday, 02/01/18
  • Initial operations and First Results from the NICER missionSpeaker: Keith Gendreau
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • Cafe InquiryMeet up with rationalists, skeptics, and freethinkers south of San Francisco.Cafe Inquiry is a social event hosted by the Center for Inquiry|San Francisco.For more information or if you have questions please email
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • The Science of Cannabis: The Environmental Impact of Large Scale Cannabis CultivationThe current system for growing cannabis has caused significant environmental degradation due to pollutants, heavy water use, clear cutting natural areas, and other man-made impacts. What are the current environmental issues, and how can they be addressed as cannabis production scales.Speaker: Amanda Reiman, Flow Kana
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $40 General, $35 Members
  • The Stanford Peace Innovation Lab: Designing Technology for a More Peaceful WorldThere are many ways to measure violence, but until the last decade there weren’t any good ways to measure peace. However, as billions more sensors get embedded in our environment every year, and as those sensors become ever better at detecting human social behavior, we can now measure positive interactions ...
    Where:   Cost:  Free
Friday, 02/02/18
  • First Friday Family Night at CuriOdysseyFamilies with small children can swing into the weekend with music, science, food and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey. Dance to live music including soul, funk and jazz of the 60’s and 70’s.  Purchase ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  $12.50-9.50 / Free with Admission / Members Free
  • Direct Detection of Dark MatterThe LZ experiment is a next-generation dark matter direct detection experiment, to be located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in South Dakota. When completed, the experiment will be the world’s most sensitive experiment for WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) over a large range of WIMP masses. LZ is ...
    Where:  San Mateo Cost:  Free
Saturday, 02/03/18
  • Guided Nature Walk
    Experience 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. Guided Nature Walks ...
    Where:  Glen Ellen Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members
  • Hike the Mallard Slough Trail
    Look for birds, mammals, and animal tracks as we explore along the water’s edge on this 3.7-mile nature walk. Bring binoculars and your favorite field guide to help enjoy the views. Have at least one liter of water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Rain cancels hike. Led by Steve Stolper. RESERVATIONS ...
    Where:  Alviso Cost:  Free
Sunday, 02/04/18
  • Tilden Fungal Fair
    Winter rains bring fungi to California! Spend the day perusing hundreds of local mushroom specimens, or bring a specimen (or photo) from home and have it identified by experts. Help churn and sample homemade candy cap ice cream. Purchase the latest guidebooks, mingle with members of the mycological community, make ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  
Monday, 02/05/18
Tuesday, 02/06/18
  • Extrasolar PlanetsProf. Bruce Macintosh of the Stanford University Physics Department will give the Applied Physics/Physics colloquium
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
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