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Radiolab:Live In the Dark

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Join Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich as they take the stage to explore  what it’s like to be In the Dark—from a peek inside two very different realities described by two blind men, to the dawn of sight and

Posted in Adult Events, East Bay, Science, Science Conversations, Signature Events

First Friday Night Sky: NEBULAE, CLUSTERS; THE WINTER SKY

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During winter months the Sun is below the horizon more than 12 hours in Sonoma County. On these longer cool clear nights we have ample opportunity to observe our beautiful winter nighttime sky. We’ll tour our traditional winter sky and

Posted in Adult Events, North Bay

The Science & Technology of Painting

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Join Stanford faculty Curtis W. Frank and Michael F. Marmor, Professor of Ophthalmology as they discuss how science and art intersect. Professor Frank will discuss the painting as a physical object in which the longevity of the pigments, binders, varnishes,

Posted in Adult Events, Science, South Bay, Wonder Dialogues

Booksmith Bookswap: Science Edition!

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Our last bookswap of 2011 happens November 4th, and we’re ready to go out with a Big Bang.  That’s right – a bookswap with a science theme, because nerds are cool now (thanks, Steve Jobs).  As always, kilos of delicious food (metric –

Posted in Adult Events, San Francisco, Science, Signature Events

Science Crawl

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The Bay Area Science Festival is proud to present the first ever Sci-Crawl, a coordinated takeover of venues throughout San Francisco’s Mission District, showcasing the science inherent in the neighborhood. We’ll have events including Beer Science, Science of Tattoos, Speed

Posted in Adult Events, San Francisco, Science, Science Conversations

Art in Science:The Intersection of Image and Research

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View awesome and intriguing images captured during the process of scientific research, at this unique event presented at First Love Gallery during Oakland’s First Friday Art Murmur on November 4. Hosted by gallery owner/artist/astronomer Nia Imara, the Art in Science

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Posted in Adult Events, East Bay, Science

Moonlight Hike at Chabot Space & Science Center

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Hike the hills under the glowing light of the moon. Join us for a moderately strenuous yet serene 3-4 mile hike in our backyard, the Redwoods. Guided by an experienced hiker participants will begin and end the hike at Chabot.

Posted in Adult Events, East Bay, Family Events

Falling to Earth

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Al Worden flew to the moon on the Apollo 15 mission in 1971. He piloted the Command Module alone for three days orbiting the moon, while his fellow astronauts collected samples and conducted experiments on the lunar surface. Nine months

Posted in Adult Events, East Bay, Science, Science Conversations

Hollywood Science

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Some of television’s most popular medical, crime, science and science fiction shows today ask scientists to lend a hand in helping TV accurately portray science. How do films affect public awareness and acceptance of science? Producers, directors, and science advisors from Eureka, Battlestar Galactica,

Posted in Adult Events, San Francisco, Science, Wonder Dialogues

Gut Check: The Hidden World of Microbes

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Join acclaimed science writer Carl Zimmer in conversation with two of UCSF’s leading researchers as they explore how we have evolved to coexist with – and sometimes depend upon – the microbes that inhabit our world. The discussion will take

Posted in Adult Events, San Francisco, Science, Science Conversations

Radiolab:Live In the Dark

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Join Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich as they take the stage to explore  what it’s like to be In the Dark—from a peek inside two very different realities described by two blind men, to the dawn of sight and

Posted in Adult Events, East Bay, Science, Science Conversations

USGS – Science for a Changing Bay Area

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Today’s dynamic and rapidly changing San Francisco Bay Area requires up-to-date information about Earth’s natural processes, how they influence regional issues, and their impact on decision-making throughout the Bay Area.  USGS scientists are studying these processes to gain a better

Posted in Adult Events, Family Events, Science, South Bay

This is Your Brain on Music

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Ever wonder what’s going on in your brain when you tune in to your favorite radio station or hum that song stuck in your head? Humans have been creating and enjoying music for thousands of years, but what really creates

Posted in Adult Events, San Francisco, Science, Wonder Dialogues

NASA Interplanetary Missions (with NASA/JPL Solar Ambassador Eric Norris)

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NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Eric Norris will present an exciting multimedia look at current NASA interplanetary missions, including the Dawn mission to Vesta, the Juno mission to Jupiter, and the soon-to-be-launched Mars Curiosity Rover.  Eric will also update us on

Posted in Adult Events, South Bay

Mad Science NightLife

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Be dazzled, puzzled and inspired by an evening of “mad science” that will leave your beaker bubbling. Expand your geeky cocktail party repertoire with tidbits from a series of thought-provoking 5-minute Ignite talks by the likes of Tim O’Reilly (co-founder

Posted in Adult Events, San Francisco, Science, Science Conversations

Swiss artists-in-labs Exhibition: Remaking the Universe

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While physicists attempt to understand the universe in their own way, Christian Gonzenbach draws on his experience as an artist-in-residence in the lab of Martin Pohl (University of Geneva, CERN) to do so with experiments and sculptures using objects from

Posted in Adult Events, Engineering, San Francisco, Science, Science Conversations
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