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Thursday, 02/01/18
  • Initial operations and First Results from the NICER missionInstalled aboard the International Space Station in June 2017, NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer provides high-precision measurements of neutron stars, objects containing ultra-dense matter at the threshold of collapse into black holes. NICER will also test, for the first time in space, technology that uses pulsars as navigation beacons.Speaker: ...
    Where:  Menlo Park Cost:  Free
  • A Walk Amongst Kings: King Tides WalkTake time out on your lunch break and view the highest tide of the season. Stroll the Tidelands Trail with Carmen Minch and view how tidal marshes help prevent flooding of manmade infrastructure and help to reduce the impacts of sea level rise.
    Where:  Fremont Cost:  Free
  • Photovoltaic Microinverter SystemsSolar Power and Photovoltaic technology is advancing quickly in the industry. Enphase Energy is a leader in developing technologies to meet the market demands. This talk will introduce basic concepts around solar systems. It will address the disadvantages of traditional systems versus the advantages of advanced microinverters from Enphase Energy. ...
    Where:  Rohnert Park Cost:  Free
  • The Future Of Cybersecurity And Trends In Technological Risk: Implications For US Foreign Policy And PoliticsJonathan Reiber is a Senior Fellow and writer at Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. He focuses his research and writing on resilience, national contingency planning, and cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to his appointment at Berkeley, Mr. Reiber held a number of positions in the Obama Administration within ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Where Wild Beauty and Science Meet
    Wildlife photojournalist and National Geographic fellow Joe Riis, who has documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer, and elk in Wyoming for more than a decade, will give a multimedia presentation and book signing of his new book, Yellowstone Migrations. A reception begins at 5:30 pm with the program at ...
    Where:  Berkeley Cost:  Free
  • Climate Chaos and Local Resilience: Water Solutions in the American WestClimate chaos looks different in different places, and in the West, it's all about water: drought, floods, fires, unhealthy drinking water. Communities across the West are facing these challenges in interesting and unique ways. Carpe Diem West supports a network of diverse western water leaders who are implementing innovative and equitable ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $20 General, $8 Members, $7 Students
  • After Dark: Sexplorations
    SexplorationsSex involves the transfer of genetic information that has resulted in evolution and specialization - and one of the hottest evenings in town, scientifically speaking. Discover some surprising ways that sperm and eggs come together. Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at our adults-only After ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $17.95 advance, $19.95 at the door
  • Astronomy on Tap Santa Cruz - Planets: Inside and OutJoin us for our inaugural Astronomy on Tap. We will begin mingling on the 2nd floor beginning at 6:00pm. The theme for our kick-off will be “Planets: Inside and Out”. We’ll hear from Professor Jonathan Fortney, Director of UCSC’s Other Worlds Laboratory, as well as graduate student researchers Diana ...
    Where:  Santa Cruz 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
  • Year of the Dog NightLifeGet a second chance to kick off a new year when NightLife rings in the Year of the Dog with a night devoted to canine companions and Lunar New Year traditions.-----> Begin the celebration with a powerful lion dance performance and ceremony by SF’s own Jing Mo Athletic Association, a ...
    Where:  San Francisco Cost:  $15 General, $12 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:  Stanford Cost:  Free
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