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Monday, 04/23/18
  • Probing Dark Energy with Galaxy ClustersGalaxy cluster surveys have been recognized as one of the most powerful probes of dark energy, but their constraining power is limited by the accuracy of mass calibration.  I will present my research on using simulations to improve mass calibration methods, including galaxy dynamics, weak gravitational lensing, clustering, and X-ray ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Climate change and extinctions: lessons from the marine fossil recordThe oceans are being transformed as temperature, pH, and oxygen content all change at rates unprecedented in the recent geological past. That rapid pace of environmental change may place marine organisms at risk of extinction, but predicting vulnerability to climate change stressors remains a challenge. Although rates of change far ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • UC Berkeley Theoretical Astrophysics SeminarSpeaker: Kaitlin Kratter, Univ of Arizona
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Energy systems for a Sustainable Future
    The Energy System is transforming, based in large part on the introduction of renewable energy integration into the electricity grid.  However, this is only a start of the transition as we strive towards sustainability. The other sectors, transport, heat/cooling are not as amenable to renewable energy technologies and electrification of ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Overinformativeness? Rationally Redundant ReferenceReferring is one of the most basic and prevalent uses of language. How do speakers choose from the wealth of referring expressions at their disposal?Rational theories of language use have come under attack for decades for not being able to account for the seemingly irrational overinformativeness ubiquitous in referring expressions. ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics Colloquium
    This colloquium will be given by Professor Tadashi Takayanagi of Kyoto University.
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Magnetoelectricity in 2D materialsMagnetoelectricity, the generation of magnetic moments by electric fields and vice versa, is a phenomenon discovered more than a century ago. It has gained renewed recent interests because of the discovery of new magnetoelectric materials, the notion of band topology effects in magnetoelectricity and its promise for electrical control of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Physics at SpaceX
    SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Since its founding, SpaceX has reinvigorated the US space launch industry, delivering cargo to and from the International Space ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • People and Robots SeminarSpeaker: David Lentink, Stanford
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Pumps, pores and channels - out of the membrane into the gas phaseSpeaker: Professor Dame Carol Robinson, University of Oxford
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • THE QUANTUM AND THE COSMOS: THE QUEST FOR THE ORIGIN OF ORDINARY AND DARK MATTERStefano Profumo will explain why modern cosmology is a scientific theory, and introduce the two key ingredients that this scientific theory is based upon: dark matter and dark energy. Stefano will argue that it is far more interesting to think about what the dark matter is, as this is the ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Advanced LIGO: Speculations about the Future of Gravitational Wave DetectorsWhat might the future of the LIGO detectors look like? Although the interferometers are not yet at design sensitivity, Advanced LIGO has already detected gravitational waves from merging black holes and from merging neutron stars. And the future looks bright - many improvements are now underway as we push the ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Ultracold Atom Quantum Simulations: From Exploring Many-Body Localization to Low Temperature Fermi-Hubbard PhasesUltracold-atom model-systems offer a unique way to investigate a wide range of many-body quantum physics in uncharted regimes. Quantum gas microscopy enables us to "zoom in" both, in space and time, on a single particle level. We can explore many-body quantum physics in regimes that are not computationally accessible. In ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Trucks and Buses: The Next Frontier for Electric Vehicles
    Widespread adoption of electric vehicles is needed to reduce air pollution and avoid the most severe consequences of climate change. As electric cars have become increasingly available, trucks and buses represent the next frontier for electrification. Heavy-duty vehicles comprise a small fraction of vehicles on the road but disproportionately contribute ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Stephen Hawking on Nearly Talking about God: Is it true that 'science can now answer all former philosophical questions'?In his book The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking says that philosophy is dead, and science can now answer all life's ultimate questions. I argue that he is actually doing philosophy, and that his view of an ultimate explanation for the universe is remarkably similar to classical theism, even to the ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Large-scale GPU-Accelerated Data Visualization with MapDGPU-powered in-memory databases and analytics platforms are the logical successor to CPU in-memory systems, largely due to recent increases in the onboard memory available on GPUs. With sufficient memory, GPUs possess numerous advantages over CPUs, including much greater compute and memory bandwidth, as well as a native graphics pipeline for ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  Free
  • taste of science: A trip to a scientist’s denVisit to the Dean Felsher Cancer Research LabThe Felsher lab is working on figuring out the mechanisms by which tumors come back or spread to other parts of the body. They study models of liver, lung, kidney cancers, and lymphoma.They notably focus on developing new innovative therapies to prevent cancer ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  $7
  • taste of science: A Brief History of Your Mind and Building Sandcastles for SexA History of Your Mind in 17 MinutesToday, you may have read some emails, bought groceries, or used public transportation. But once upon a time, you were a baby. Babies can’t read, reason about money, or interpret a bus schedule. How did you get so smart?Speaker: Mariel Goddu, UC BerkeleyWill ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $5 advance, $10 at door
Tuesday, 04/24/18
  • Using Gaussian Processes to Construct Flexible Models of Stellar SpectraSpeaker: Ian Czekala, Stanford
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Riparian Restoration on a University Campus: SSU’s Copeland CreekSpeaker: Wendy St. John, Sonoma State Univ.
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • LSST CCD Testing and OptimizationThe Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a 8-meter diameter, wide-field survey telescope under construction in Chile, which will perform a 10-year optical and near-infrared survey using a 3.2 giga-pixel camera.  In order to achieve the desired read-out speed of 2 seconds, the LSST camera focal plane will be heavily ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Understanding IceHuge ice sheets cover Antarctica and Greenland.  Glaciers and snowpack act as frozen reservoirs providing water for surrounding communities.  We hear about ice when glaciers recede or ice sheets break off, but what are the processes governing these changes?  What role does ice play in the behavior, evolution, and stability of ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Modeling Subhalos and Satellites in Milky Way-like Systems High-resolution hydrodynamic zoom-in simulations of Milky Way-mass halos offer exquisite resolution and provide insights into the small-scale challenges associated with cold dark matter. However, these simulations are computationally expensive, so studying a diverse sample of simulated Milky Way analogs is currently infeasible. We present a machine learning model trained on ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Electron Correlation from Vacuum FluctuationsThe traditional view of electron correlation is based on the cluster expansion of the correlation energy into contributions from pairs, triples,...of electrons. Fluctuation-based electronic structure methods, on the other hand, use vacuum fluctuations corresponding to virtual pairs of electrons and holes traveling forward and backward in time, and their multiples, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Ultracold Atom Quantum Simulations: From Exploring Low Temperature Fermi-Hubbard Phases to Many-Body LocalizationSpeaker: Markus Geriner, Harvard
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Fabric for Deep Learning (FfDL)Training deep neural network models requires a highly tuned system with the right combination of software, drivers, compute, memory, network, and storage resources.Deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and MXNet have contributed to the popularity of deep learning by reducing the effort and skills needed to ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
  • Leatherback sea turtles in the California Current: Why leatherbacks cross the Pacific
    With their immense size and peculiar appearance, leatherback turtles resemble species that inhabited Earth in the distant past. A swimming and diving machine, they are uniquely adapted for life at sea. This ancient mariner is the most widely distributed sea turtle, spanning tropical and subarctic waters worldwide. The endangered western ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  $5 donation
  • taste of science: Neuro-NightTwo great neuroscientists will talk about how illusion can be used as a therapy and how we can increase our brain cognitive power.The age of the brainThe world is entering "the age of the brain," an era of exponential need to understand and modify our most complex organ. Fixing and ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  $7
  • The Science Behind MachinesSimple machines make life easier for humans.  This presentation will look at simple machines and how they work.  Participants will learn about levers, screws, ramps, wheels, gears, and many more as they experiment to make them work.
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free (RSVP required)
  • LIGOSpeaker: Dr. Lynn Cominsky, Sonoma State University
    Where:  Walnut Creek Cost:  Free
  • taste of science: Astronomy on Taptaste of science partners with Astronomy on Tap in this journey into the universe, from ancient earth and exoplanets to black holes and cosmic collisions.Colliding Neutron Stars: Gravitational Waves, Gold, and a Gamma-Ray BurstAlbert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity predicts the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time. In ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  
  • taste of science: Going down? Diving into gravity and the deep blue seaThe Social Networks under the SeaIn the same way that you and I have a social network, with friends, family, partners and acquaintances, plants and animals also have networks of relationships. They eat each other, help each other out, compete for resources. I study these relationships in an ecosystem that ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $5
Wednesday, 04/25/18
  • Environmental & Energy Economics SeminarSpeaker: Eyal Frank, Univ. of Chicago
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Consequences of Groundwater Sustainability in CaliforniaSpeaker: Dr. Jeffrey Mount, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California 
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Measuring and Mitigating California’s Methane Emissions
    Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, a precursor for tropospheric ozone and strongly linked with co-emitted reactive trace gases and hence is a priority for climate and air-quality mitigation policies in California. Recent advances in measurement science and technology offer the potential to inform and dramatically enhance the effectiveness of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • R.T. Paine’s ‘Predation Begets Diversity’ paradigm: a reevaluation of 50 years of dogmaSpeaker: Thomas Suchanek, Scientist Emeritus, USGS Western Ecological Research Center
    Where:  Bodega Bay Cost:  Free
  • Gene-Editing and Advancing Agricultural Development in the 21st Century
    Dr. Voytas, Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development at the University of Minnesota, co-inventor of TALEN gene-editing technology, and Chief Technology Officer of Calyxt, will discuss the rapid advancement of plant gene-editing and its implications for global agriculture. A leading expert on plant genetics and an entrepreneur whose company went ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Conversations About Resilience: Muddy Waters to Resilient ShorelinesMost people give little thought to mud or sand until a boat runs aground in shallow water or erosion exposes a vulnerable shoreline. But San Francisco Bay has been fundamentally shaped by sediment flowing down from streams, rivers, and the Sacramento Delta, nourishing estuary and wetland ecosystems and building Bay ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free, RSVP Required
  • Earth Day Free Screening: JANESF Green Film Festival is pleased to present this special Earth Day screening of JANE - a film about Jane Goodall and her early years in Gombe.Using a trove of footage unearthed from the National Geographic archives, JANE tells the true story of Jane Goodall as a young woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Free
  • Protecting our Oceans: Perils and Progress in CaliforniaOur planet depends on healthy oceans and it is alarming to see the impacts of climate change, reef destruction, multiple pollution inputs, and over-fishing. This program will address some of the threats to our oceans and solutions being implemented in California, focusing on ocean food webs, marine mammals, offshore and ...
    Where:  Ross Cost:  $10 General, Students Free
  • Talking Climate ChangeSpeaker: Dr. Andrew Gunther
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  $5 General, $1 Teachers/Students
  • A Conversation about CRISPR - POSTPONED
    As an internationally renowned professor of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at U.C. Berkeley, Jennifer A. Doudna and her colleagues rocked the research world in 2012 by describing a simple way of editing the DNA of any organism using an RNA-guided protein found in bacteria. This technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Peninsula Gem & Geology Society monthly meetingRangers Justin Everts and Bryan Lue will discuss the Geology and Archaeology of Santa Clara County Parks. There will also be a door prize drawing and many rocks and related items available by silent auction.
    Where:  Los Altos 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. Sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.WHY: Because we’re curious creatures.
    Where:  Millbrae Cost:  Free
  • taste of science: 'Speed Dating' with ScientistsDitch the powerpoint and share the love of science in a fun and unique format - Speed Dating with Scientists!5 scientists will bring their expertise to your dinner table. You get to sit back and enjoy the science they share with you.Each scientist gets 10mins to demonstrate their work to ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $10 online, $15 at door
  • taste of science: Gravitational WavesOn Wednesday evening we are excited to receive a talk by Dr. Riccardo Bassiri, Research Scientist at Stanford University and LIGO, followed by Kai Staats' 3rd film in the series, "LIGO Detection". Both Riccardo and Kai are members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and will be pleased to answer questions ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $5
  • taste of science: Science Improv Show: She Blinded Me with Science
    You like the show? This event is for you! Our Improv team will realize several performance with your help. Come with a brain full of ideas and they will play around them!Performers: Make Your Own Damn Sandwich
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  $7
  • Climate Adaptation in Santa CruzWhere are you experiencing or concerned about climate change impacts? The City of Santa Cruz’s Dr. Tiffany Wise-West, Sustainability and Climate Action Manager, will present the findings from the City’s first sea level rise vulnerability assessment and social vulnerability to climate change analysis, both new components of the draft Climate ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  Free
Thursday, 04/26/18
  • Mid-band Atomic Gravitational Wave Interferometric Sensor (MAGIS)Speakers: Peter Graham and Jason Hogan (Stanford Physics)
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • Adversarial Machine Learning
    Doug Tygar, Professor of Computer Science and Information Management at UC Berkeley, will present “Adversarial Machine Learning.” Tygar works in the areas of computer security, privacy, and electronic commerce. His current research includes privacy, security issues in sensor webs, digital rights management, and usable computer security. His awards include a ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Botany Series: Plant TaxonomyStacy Jacobsen (Seed Collection Ecologist for Presidio Nursery), Desmond Murray (Presidio Nursery Education Manager), and Marion Anthonisen (Biological Techinician fir the Presidio) will lead this workshop focusing on basic taxonomy, botanical identification resources, and plant identification with an emphasis on troubleshooting morphological keys. The class will discuss and employ a ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Paul Hawken Presents Drawdown: The World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming Can we begin to reverse global warming in the next 30 years? This is the burning question of the 21st century and renowned environmentalist Hawken says yes. Hawken has launched Project Drawdown, which he calls the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. This local California NGO gathered ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, Free for students
  • SOFIA: Reflections on the Universe from 40,000 Feet and Mirrors: After Dark
    Join SOFIA scientists from NASA and the German SOFIA Institute (DSI) to hear about mirrors used in telescopes, especially the 100-inch mirror on board SOFIA. Learn about how the mirror was made, how and why it was put in a Boeing 747SP jetliner, and how it is isolated from the ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  17.95 advance, 19.95 door, AD members free
  • Two Talks at American Chemical Society Californina Section MeetingThe quest for plant based meat alternatives/ Lessons learned at UC BerkeleySpeaker: Ricardo San MartinThe Lack of Fat: Better Fat Incorporation through Adipose AnalogsSpeaker: Aaron Hall
    Where:  Albany Cost:  $10 General, $5 Students
  • Living with Black BearsEver wonder what a bear means when he stands up on two legs and looks at you? Do mama bears really wake up in the spring to discover they had two or three babies while they were sleeping? Come learn from Tahoe black bear heroes, the Bear League, about fascinating ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  $10 - $30
  • The Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal ProtectionRigorously valuing flood reduction benefits to inform coastal zone management decisionsCoral reefs are a first line of coastal defenseWe can account for the physical defense that reefs provideWe can provide value-based information to guide restoration efforts at management-relevant scales (10s of meters)We can direct ecosystems restoration efforts to reduce risk ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • The Truth About Animals
    You've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates or worker ants lay about. They do - and that's just for starters.:ucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey and exposes the secret, and often hilarious, habits of the animal kingdom. She explores our biggest myths ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  $22 General, $12 Member, $5 Student
  • taste of science: It's science Jim, but not as we know it!How a lifetime of avoiding the lab blossomed into a career in scienceI've spent the past 20 years becoming an expert in science communication, but I didn't realize that's what I was doing until recently. Through volunteering, performing, shoveling poop, learning new languages, teaching, and advocating for endangered species, I ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $7
  • taste of science: The Microbe Hunter and the Nuclear DetectiveRadiochemistry, Nuclear Forensics, and Nonproliferation PolicyResearch in nuclear and radiochemistry can be frustrating, dealing with radioactive materials that are hard to obtain and even harder to handle, but the research has direct impacts on issues of nuclear and national security.This talk will cover the basics of identifying the origin of ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $5
Friday, 04/27/18
  • Birding Pine Flat with Two ACR Ornithologists We’ll stop at several point-count stations to bird and to learn about the Songbirds of the Central Mayacamas project on Pine Flat Road. Then we’ll walk through Pine Flat where we hope to see and hear Purple Martin, Pileated Woodpecker, California Thrasher, Mountain Quail and others. Our guides will be ...
    Where:  Geyserville Cost:  
  • CITRIS/CPAR CONTROL THEORY AND AUTOMATION SYMPOSIUM | 1ST NORCAL CONTROL WORKSHOP
    Current challenges and future directions in control and automation.  This symposium will kick off the 1st NorCal Control Workshop, an annual event providing a forum to bring together undergrad, grad students, postdocs and faculty from various universities, as well as representatives from industry, in the Northern California region working in the ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  $25.00
  • Determining the PSF over the Full FoV of LSST using Gaussian ProcessesAccurately modeling and interpolating the PSF across the full field of view (FoV) of LSST for a given exposure is crucial for making galaxy shape measurements that meet the requirements of cosmic shear. In current weak-lensing surveys, the PSF is estimated at each star location within a CCD chip and ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • The Best Reciprocal Resonators Make the Best Nonreciprocal SystemsCirculators are a key building block in next generation microwave systems for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Radios (STAR) and Quantum Computing. State-of-the-art circulators have a ferro-magnet that breaks reciprocity but is hard to scale down to chip-scale dimensions for integrating with on-chip electronic components. The demand is even more urgent ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials: Wafer-Scale Synthesis, Exciton Condensation, and Catalysis for Water SplittingTwo-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 present an attractive semiconductor option at the atomic level. These materials bear great promise to enable the development of novel devices in a variety of technical fields, including information technology, photonics, and clean energy. ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Stochastic Modeling of Traffic DynamicsStochastic models of traffic flow are used in a variety of applications, e.g., traffic state estimation, travel time reliability, and traffic control. This talk will present techniques used to develop stochastic models. A main source of uncertainty in traffic dynamics is heterogeneity among drivers. This is captured using parametric uncertainty, ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW)CCEW (Chemists Celebrate Earth Week) is an annual initiative through the American Chemical Society (ACS). This year, Olive Children will be hosting a series of FREE community events aimed at extending S.T.E.M. education to the next generation. This year's theme is "Dive into Marine Chemistry." All kids and students in ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  
  • taste of science: Synthetic Biology and Quantum MechanicsSynthetic Biology (and pants)We are surrounded by microorganisms. Your intestines contain 100 trillion of them; three microorganisms for every human cell in your body. The oceans contain as many as a million bacteria in every milliliter. Each has evolved a variety of techniques to survive and thrive. Synthetic biologists aim ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  $7
  • Twilight Hike
    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve as dusk arrives and the animals start to appear. Our twilight hikes are on select Fridays throughout spring and fall. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie ...
    Where:  Glen Ellen Cost:  $20 General, $15 Members
  • Grounds for Science: Investigating the Origins of Life
    Come learn about cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed, sci-fi-themed cafe setting. This month features a talk by physicist Jonathan Liu.The audience is encouraged to interrupt and ask questions and engage in discussion with our speakers. Arrive at 6:30 pm and enjoy a ...
    Where:  Emeryville Cost:  Free
  • taste of science: When Arts meet ScienceDid you know that scientists can also be artists? This is the time to come discover their arts!This event will be an amalgamation of science and art. Create you own piece of art with bacteria, paint with bioink, sketch what you find under your microscope, win a hand knitted hat ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  $7
Saturday, 04/28/18
  • Hayward Fault Walking TourOver the last million years, the natural beauty of Fremont has been shaped by the Hayward Fault. Instructors will be leading these 'ground breaking' tours and exposing the science and beauty of the Hayward Fault. This fault is one of several active faults in the world actually creeping at 5 ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  $15
  • 67th Annual Mineral, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show Wizards, Crystals & Treasures
    Activities for All AgesGold Panning, Kids crafts, Rocks that GLOW Treasure Hunt (score wizard crystals treasure!) and Geode CuttingDemosCabochon making, Arrowhead Knapping and Hands on Soapstone CarvingLecture daily too.  See website for $1 off coupon.
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  $6 Adults, <12 and Scouts 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:  Fremont Cost:  Free
  • Lake Merritt BioBlitz - City Nature ChallengeLake Merritt in the heart of Oakland is the jewel of the city and teeming with life. During this event come learn about the thousands of organisms that call this place home and help document them as part of the City Nature Challenge. Local naturalists will be on hand to ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Science Saturday: Day of the DinoPrepare for time-travel during this prehistoric Science Saturday, when we set our sights on the age of the dinosaurs. We will explore fossils, footprints, and more as we learn what made the dinosaurs so successful, and also what led to their extinction. We are honored to host USGS Emeritus Scientist, Ed ...
    Where:  Pacific Grove Cost:  Free
  • City Nature Challenge - Mt. Diablo's Mitchell CanyonFrom April 27th-30th, 60 cities around the world will have a friendly competition to see whose citizens can document their biodiversity best using iNaturalist - it's the 2018 City Nature Challenge, and we want to put the Bay Area on top!On Saturday, April 28th, Join CCNH Naturalist and iNaturalist Outreach ...
    Where:  Clayton Cost:  $6 parking
  • West Oakland Spring Science FairThis free admission family friendly event is for all walks of life, ages and abilities who are enthusiastic about science!This event is free but so we can get an idea of our attendance this is the only online option for registration. There will be registration at the event and anyone ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Trekking the ModelJoin a Ranger or docent on a guided tour of the Bay Model, a 1.5-acre hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Discover the stories of the two major operations that took place at this location between 1942 - 2000.  
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW)CCEW (Chemists Celebrate Earth Week) is an annual initiative through the American Chemical Society (ACS). This year, Olive Children will be hosting a series of FREE community events aimed at extending S.T.E.M. education to the next generation. This year's theme is "Dive into Marine Chemistry." All kids and students in ...
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  FREE
  • taste of science: The Grand ExperimentAre you fascinated by the idea of mad scientists doing crazy experiments in a laboratory? This will be your opportunity to find your hidden scientist.You can extract your own DNA and take it home in a DNA necklace, see and learn how plants breathe, see DNA, experience how illusions can ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  $7
  • Albatross SoiréeTHE MAGNIFICENT ALBATROSS- A SCIENCE & ART CELEBRATION Albatrosses- our planet's largest seabirds- soar across vast ocean basins, returning to land only to nest on remote islands. Breck Tyler, researcher with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, has spent three decades living among these aerodynamic marvels. Learn ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20
  • East Bay Astronomical Society General MeetingSpeaker: Ejner Fulsang, author and NASA tech writer.
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • The current scientific revolution from imaging exoplanetsDirect imaging has now arrived as an excellent method for discovering and characterizing extrasolar giant planets. One of the science breakthroughs of 2008 was the discovery of a mysterious planet around the very bright star Fomalhaut using the Hubble Space Telescope. I will show how I made this discovery and ...
    Where:  San Jose Cost:  Free
Sunday, 04/29/18
  • 67th Annual Mineral, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show Wizards, Crystals & Treasures
    Activities for All AgesGold Panning, Kids crafts, Rocks that GLOW Treasure Hunt (score wizard crystals treasure!) and Geode CuttingDemosCabochon making, Arrowhead Knapping and Hands on Soapstone CarvingLecture daily too.  See website for $1 off coupon.
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  $6 Adults, <12 and Scouts free
  • 28th Annual Discovery Day Open HouseEstuary & Ocean Science Center's 28th Annual Discovery Day Open House at SF State's Romberg Tiburon CampusCome celebrate science on the bay!
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Sunset/Full Moon Walk to the Point Bonita LighthouseJoin park staff and volunteer docents for a tour down through the history of Point Bonita while the sun sets over the Pacific. We will walk along the half-mile trail which is steep in places. Arrive early as parking is limited. Meet at the Point Bonita Lighthouse trailhead. Dress warming ...
    Where:  Sausalito Cost:  Free
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