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Dinner and a Private Screening of ‘Hubble’ in IMAX with NASA Astronaut Megan McArthur

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Astronaut McArthur shares her stories from Space Shuttle Atlantis and the last Hubble mission. Enjoy dinner and a private screening of our IMAX movie Hubble introduced by Astronaut McArthur. Afterward, join our Astronaut on the rooftop terrace under the stars

Posted in Family Events, Science, South Bay

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

Science at the Library – Chromatography and Forensic Science

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How many colors make black? Be amazed as black magically turns into vibrant purples, blues, greens, magenta, and more with just a drop of water! This hands-on science activity for children 5 and older introduces the concept of chromatography. Chromatography comes

Posted in Family Events, San Francisco

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

IMAX Mini Film Festival

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We’ll be showing 4 IMAX favorites, displaying the great power of nature! Experience what it’s like when the ground shakes, mountains explode, and sky turns dark and violent. Go inside a tornado, and through the eye of a hurricane. Travel

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Posted in Family Events, Science, South Bay

Exploring Mars! Hands-on activities for kids with Project Astro

Get a different perspective on the Red Planet! We’ll make a Pocket Solar System, then make your own Space Helmet, and then mix some Martian soil to discover, “Why is Mars Red?” Space is limited to 30 participants per session.

Posted in Family Events, South Bay

Science at the Library – Strawberry DNA Extraction

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This Hands-On Science Education Workshop focusing on Strawberry DNA Extraction, is a fun activity for children and their parents. We will use a simple process to extract DNA from strawberries, learning details about cell structure, solubility, and chemical separations! Sponsored by

Posted in Family Events, San Francisco

Astronaut or Alien? – Fun Space Crafts for Kids

Make your own rocket ship or UFO. Create spacemen and cosmic creatures. Get ready to blast off with fun space crafts. When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2PM Where: Schaberg Library, 2140 Euclid Ave, Redwood City, CA 94061-1327 [mappress mapid="112"]    

Posted in Family Events, South Bay

Tornado Alley with Dr. Karen Kosiba

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Dr. Karen Kosiba, atmospheric scientist from Storm Chasers and IMAX film Tornado Alley appears at The Tech Museum, along with the VORTEX2 Doppler On Wheels. Climb inside the DOW parked outside The Tech Museum. Learn from Dr. Kosiba how it

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Posted in Family Events, Science, South Bay

VORTEX2 Doppler On Wheels

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Dr. Karen Kosiba, atmospheric scientist from Storm Chasers and IMAX film Tornado Alley appears at The Tech Museum, along with the VORTEX2 Doppler On Wheels. Climb inside the DOW parked in front of The Tech Museum. Learn from Dr. Kosiba

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Posted in Engineering, Family Events, Science, South Bay

Astronaut or Alien? – Fun Space Crafts for Kids

Make your own rocket ship or UFO. Create spacemen and cosmic creatures. Get ready to blast off with fun space crafts. When: Wednesday, November 2nd, 7PM Where: Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063-1815 [mappress mapid="110"]  

Posted in Family Events, South Bay

The Tech Museum After Hours: Cosmos under the Cosmos

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Sip on a glow-in-the-dark Cosmo as you enjoy the cosmic music stylings of the Physics Chanteuse. Learn about cosmic dynamics with hands-on activities by UCSC astrophysicists. Journey through the universe in the Holt Digital Starlab. Explore the museum under moody

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

Contact (The Reel and the Real): Humanity’s Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence

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A screening of the film Contact and talk with Dr. Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute Join astronomer Jill Tarter, whose work and life was a key model for the character Jodie Foster plays in the film Contact, for a

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

Packing for Mars

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What happens when one of the funniest and smartest authors around gets interviewed by a MythBuster? Hear which space legends might be as combustible as urban ones when Mary Roach and Adam Savage chat it up about Packing for Mars:

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

Stem Cell Awareness Day – Current Research & Applications

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Santa Clara University encourages and supports scientific and technological research that is performed responsibly within ethical guidelines, promotes engagement in scientific discussions with a desire to explore the facts, and foster thoughtful debate on the ethical and societal implications.  This

Posted in Family Events, Science Conversations, South Bay

Got Bots?

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The Tech Museum does! Join in all the robotic fun when we roll out the robot red carpet at San Jose Public Libraries. Program a human “robot” to complete a book-related task, and then design and build your own robot

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Posted in Engineering, Family Events, Science, South Bay, Technology
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