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January 2018

Total Lunar Eclipse

January 31 @ 3:00 am - 6:30 am
Chabot Space and Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619 USA
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Free

The 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 lunar eclipse starts to occur at 3:48 AM PST. Totality begins at 4:51 AM, and ends 6:07 AM.

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Bots and Tots with Hal Varian

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall Banatao Auditorium
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Many 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 next 2-3 decades.  The impact on wages and income will depend on the relative magnitude of these two effects.Speaker: Hal Varian, Google

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Bringing ‘What Scientists Do’ to Elementary Classrooms: Partnerships to Support Teacher and Student Learning

January 31 @ 3:30 pm
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, 3152 Paradise Drive Bay Conference Center, South Bay Room
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Sisk-Hilton, San Francisco State University

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February 2018

First Friday Family Night at CuriOdyssey

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CuriOdyssey, 1561 Coyote Point Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94401 USA
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$9.50 - $12.50

Families with small children can swing into the weekend with music, science, food and fun! On the first Friday of every month, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., parents and kids celebrate together at CuriOdyssey. Dance to live music including soul, funk and jazz of the 60 and 70.  Purchase dinner from Fletch and beer or wine at a cash bar.  Come together as a family, meet at CuriOdyssey, or visit early and stay late.

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Guided Nature Walk

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bouverie Preserve, 13935 California 12
Glen Ellen, CA 95442 United States
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$15 - $20

Experience the beauty and rich natural history of this 535-acre preserve. Our half-day guided nature walks are on Saturdays throughout fall and spring. Participants are divided into small groups and paired with a trained Bouverie volunteer to explore the mixed evergreen forest, flower-carpeted oak woodland and rugged chaparral. Guided Nature Walks begin at 9:30am and end at 1:30pm and range from two to five miles.Visitors of all ages are welcome. In order to attend a Guided Nature Walk or Twilight Hike, minors…

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Shark Day

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway
Redwood City, CA 94063 USA
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$20

MSI loves sharks! Our special Shark Day invites one and all to learn about these amazing creatures, from the great whites that swim just off our ocean shores, to the gentle Leopard sharks that are common in our Bay. We will be feeding and touching our local Leopard sharks in our teaching aquarium, and viewing information about the vital role of these top predators around our world's oceans.

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Hike the Mallard Slough Trail

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Don Edwards Refuge Environmental Education Center, 1751 Grand Blvd
Alviso, CA 95002 United States
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Free

Look for birds, mammals, and animal tracks as we explore along the water edge on this 3.7-mile nature walk. Bring binoculars and your favorite field guide to help enjoy the views. Have at least one liter of water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Rain cancels hike. Led by Steve Stolper. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Go to http://hikeeectrail.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 408-262-5513 ext. 104.

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Saturday Night Stargazing ” on the LHS Plaza

February 3 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA
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Saturday Night Stargazing ” on the LHS PlazaSee the Moon, Planets, Stars, Galaxies and MoreStargaze through astronomical telescopes Ask questions and talk with amateur astronomers Learn how to use a star map to find constellations Share in the wonder of the universe with your friends 1st and 3rd CLEAR Saturday of every month throughout the year, weather permitting8:00“10:00 p.m. September 15“March 31 9:00“11:00 p.m. April 1“September 14 Saturday Night Stargazing is a free public viewing program sponsored by LHS and…

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Tilden Fungal Fair

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tilden Regional Park, 600 Canon Dr
Berkeley, CA 94708 USA
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Winter rains bring fungi to California! Spend the day perusing hundreds of local mushroom specimens, or bring a specimen (or photo) from home and have it identified by experts. Help churn and sample homemade candy cap ice cream. Purchase the latest guidebooks, mingle with members of the mycological community, make mushroom craft, and much more during this day-long event.

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