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Wednesday, 01/31/18
  • Total Lunar EclipseThe observatory deck opens at 3 am in the early morning hours of the 31st for viewing as the "Blue Moon” turns red in this total Lunar eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the shadow of the Earth. Bring binoculars, blankets and warm clothes. The total ...
    Where:  Oakland Cost:  Free
  • Lunar Eclipse Viewing PartyStart your day with the super blue lunar eclipse! On Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 4-6 a.m. in the Foothill College Observatory, astronomy professor Dr. Geoff Mathews will guide us through this extraordinary event. For the first time since 1866, a blue supermoon will coincide with a lunar eclipse, giving ...
    Where:  Los Altos Hills Cost:  Free ($3 parking)
  • Bots and Tots with Hal VarianMany observers speculate that automation will reduce the overall demand for labor in the near-term future.  This may or may not be the case, but it is virtually certain that changes in the demographic composition of the population will reduce the supply of labor in most developed countries over the ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Bringing 'What Scientists Do' to Elementary Classrooms: Partnerships to Support Teacher and Student LearningSpeaker: Dr. Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, San Francisco State University
    Where:  Tiburon Cost:  Free
  • Why Did the Robot Cross the Road? A Discussion of Social Interaction with Autonomous Technologies of the Future This presentation will discuss how human interaction with technology informs the design of non-humanoid robots such as automatic doors and autonomous vehicles. David Sirkin’s research on the design of physical interactions between humans and robots, and on autonomous vehicles and their interfaces, has been covered by The Associated Press, The Economist, New ...
    Where:  Palo Alto Cost:  Free
  • Welcome to Jurassic arc: resolving the pre-batholith history of the Sierra NevadaSpeaker: Dr. Kurtis Burmeister, University of the Pacific
    Where:  Orinda Cost:  $5 General, $1 Teachers/Students
  • taste of science: Illusions and Cell DeathThe virtual reality machine inside your head: Using illusions to learn about the brainWhile it may be fun to throw on an Oculus and dive to the depths of the ocean or fly through space, it’s more fun to realize that you have your own state-of-the-art virtual reality equipment! In ...
    Where:  Redwood City Cost:  $5
  • To see a world in a grain of sand: Yucatan climate recorded in microfossilsCurrent climate change is the product of warming on a global scale, but it is regional climate that dictates local weather patterns and rainfall. Models of regional climate are useful in predicting changes to future resource availability but are only as good as the data on which they are based, ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz Cost:  Free
  • The Fountain of Youth: Is it a Myth?Marin Science SeminarSpeaker: Chong He of the Buck Institute
    Where:  San Rafael Cost:  Free
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