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Friday, 11/17/17
  • Botany Series: Plant Families in the Field (Muir Woods Redwood Creek Loop)Stretch your legs and get out your hand lens! Spend the morning in old growth redwoods and on the banks of Redwood Creek for a botany-oriented hike examining several plant families and genera. Our last hike we documented sixty six families!Although we will be in the woods, you can expect ...
    Where:  Mill Valley Cost:  Donations encouraged
  • Jet Fuel from H2O, CO2, and Solar Energy
    The entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, H2O, and CO2 has been experimentally demonstrated. The key component of the production process is a high-temperature solar reactor containing a reticulated porous ceramic (RPC) structure made of ceria, which enables the splitting of H2O and CO2 via a ...
    Where:  Stanford Cost:  Free
  • IEEE Artificial Intelligence SymposiumHardware and software do not exist in isolation. One cannot funtion without the other. Artificial Intelligence too cannot exist in a vacuum and require both.Join industry titans and academic experts, as they discuss the state of the art. Find out the current and future direction of the exciting field of ...
    Where:  Santa Clara Cost:  $399 (discounts available)
  • Grounds for Science: Impossible experiments for extreme scalesChemistry done with computersTiny molecules form all things around us - natural and man-made. In order to understand how these big objects we see behave on the large scale, we need a better understanding of what happens at the molecular level. Fortunately, we can come up with mathematical models that ...
    Where:  Emeryville Cost:  Free!
  • How to Design, Launch, and Operate Geostationary SatellitesSpeaker: Dr. Jonathan Noland
    Where:  Livermore Cost:  Free
  • The Andromeda and Triangulum GalaxiesPublic viewing through the Observatory's telescope
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • Two Miles Underwater: A Voyage to the Bottom of the SeaTwo miles below the ocean surface, deep-sea hydrothermal vents are home to a community of extraordinary animals. In an environment without light, under intense pressure and volcanic heat, many gastropods and bivalves living directly on the vent chimneys show adaptations that have driven important scientific breakthroughs. For example, the famous ...
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  $5 General, $1 Teachers/Students
  • Eclipse Extravaganza - The Great American Eclipse of 2017PAS Members will present their photos and videos taken from many different locations along the eclipse path.
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
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