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Friday, 02/16/18
  • Botany Series: Basic Botany
    How do plants work? If it’s been way too long since that high school biology class, come take a step back with Annette Russell (Presidio Nursery Manager). We will learn the basic processes that plants go through in life, how they have adapted to the changing earth environment over time, ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Field Botany FridayJoin 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
  • CLASSIFYING ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI OF UNCERTAIN TYPE DETECTED BY FERMI GAMMA-RAY SPACE TELESCOPE BY MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUESSpeaker: Graziano Chiaro (Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica INAF - IASF Milano)
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • The Fountain of Youth?
    What if scientific discovery could mimic the fountain of youth? At this event, University of Bern alumni and Stanford Professor of Neurology Tony Wyss-Coray will present his groundbreaking research on neurodegeneration and how scientific innovation could change the way humans age.In his remarkable 2014 study, Wyss-Coray found that transferring blood from young ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 General, Free Swiss Alumni
  • Exploring the Solar System with Gamma RaysLawrence Livermore National Laboratory built the gamma-ray spectrometer that flew on NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft to the planet Mercury. We are presently building two new gamma-ray instruments to visit an exotic metal asteroid called 16-Psyche, and to visit the moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos). Gamma-rays represent the highest-energy region of ...
    Where:  Livermore Cost:  Free
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