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October 2016
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Explorer Days – Sustainable Bioenergy: From Plants to Biofuels

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joint BioEnergy Institute,
5885 Hollis St.
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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JBEI

The Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) established by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2007 is a leader in the development of advanced biofuels. Using molecular, computational and robotic technologies, JBEI has successfully altered biomass composition in plants and engineered organisms to produce energy-rich biofuels identical to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. The production of commodity chemicals from plants rather than petroleum heralds environmental and economic benefits as well as the possibility of producing challenging or currently impossible chemicals using our…

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Vision+Light: Extending the Senses

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Once on October 28, 2016
Energy Biosciences Building,
2151 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Explore how artists and scientists explore the world with creativity and technology. Multimedia art, microscopy, interactive exhibits, artist presentations, and more.

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Explorer Days – UCSF Human Performance Center: Exercise and Movement Lab

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CA United States
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Come tour the UCSF Human Performance Center and experience various ways we test human movement and performance. After a tour of the lab we will be demonstrating the use of our motion capture equipment. 1-2 volunteers will be suited up with reflective markers and get to see how we measure movement using the same technology that video game makers use to capture athlete movements. Note: For adults and children over 12 years old. For adults and children over 12 years old. Meet…

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Creatures of the NightLife

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences,
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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ZombieNightLife

The creatures come out at night as NightLife partners with the Bay Area Science Festival for an evening of spine-tingling delight just before Halloween. Discover the science and spectacle behind werewolves, vampires, zombies and other creatures that go bump in the night and explore a haunted museum full of scientific curiosities - if you dare!

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The True Story of Insulin: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCSF Mission Bay,
1600 Owens St
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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See the first public screening of the thought-provoking new documentary, Dr. Banting’s Miracle Drug, a short film that delves into the true story of the discovery of insulin. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and catered reception with the film's director and leading researchers from the UCSF Diabetes Center.

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Aero Design Challenge

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Once on October 29, 2016
Hiller Aviation Museum,
601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos, 94070 United States
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Friday, October 28, 2016 9:00 – 11:00 am or 12:00 – 2:00 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:30 – 11:30 am or 1:00 – 3:00 pm Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 2-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype. Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, then joins a small team to construct, test,…

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Vision+Light: Extending the Senses

October 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Once on October 28, 2016
Energy Biosciences Building,
2151 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Explore how artists and scientists explore the world with creativity and technology. Multimedia art, microscopy, interactive exhibits, artist presentations, and more.

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$10 - $40

BAHFest – Festival of Bad Hypotheses

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castro Theater,
429 Castro St
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses (BAH!) is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect evolutionary theory. Six brave speakers will present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together will determine which speaker takes home the coveted sculpture of Darwin shrugging skeptically. And eternal glory, of course. Powered by Eventbrite

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Explorer Days – Save Mount Diablo

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
State Park Parking Area,
Marsh Creek Rd. and Morgan Territory Rd.
Clayton, CA 94517 United States
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Volcanoes and Mercury Mines – in Clayton? Come learn about unique geology and mercury mining on Mt. Diablo. After a short talk about human impacts to the Watershed, the hike will continue up Perkins Canyon in Mount Diablo State Park. This 3 mile, 350 foot elevation gain loop hike offers opportunities to see rare plants, great views, and fascinating geology, not to mention an amazing creek. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy…

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Aero Design Challenge

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on October 29, 2016
Hiller Aviation Museum,
601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos, 94070 United States
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Friday, October 28, 2016 9:00 – 11:00 am or 12:00 – 2:00 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:30 – 11:30 am or 1:00 – 3:00 pm Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 2-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype. Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, then joins a small team to construct, test,…

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Explore What You Eat – Hands-on Science at the Farmer’s Markets

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Berkeley Farmer’s Market,
2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Berkeley, 94704
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Farmer's Markets

Ever wonder how plants live? Or what DNA really looks like? Curious about sun spots and solar cookers? Get hands-on with science to find out! Join Cal Scientists for some cool, food-related investigations at East Bay farmers' markets during the Bay Area Science Festival. Subject to reduced hours or cancellation in event of inclement weather. Brought to you by:  

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North Bay Discovery Day

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sonoma County Fairgrounds,
1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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This celebration will be the high point of the Bay Area Science Festival in the North Bay. Families are encouraged to attend this fun interactive event – it’s all designed to get kids excited about science, math, engineering and technology.

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Contra Costa Discovery Day

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The 2nd annual Contra Costa Discovery Day is new hands-on science day at the Cal State East Bay campus in Concord. At the event, students will explore the STEM fields, discover new interests, and create lasting memories. The event is completely free with plenty of parking. Also, partner school districts are providing bus service for local families. New for 2016! Teens will have the chance to explore STEM careers with a variety of STEM mentors and professionals through our career mapping workshop.

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Happy Creepy Halloween

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lawrence Hall of Science,
1 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Enjoy a scientifically spooky time at the Hall this Halloween. Pioneers in Engineering is coming to the Hall to bring you a fun but messy display of physics. Watch as catapults send pumpkins flying across the Hall's lawn, and learn what it takes to build these devices, also called "trebuchets."

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Explorer Days – EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park,
32 Jennings St
San Francisco, CA 94124 United States
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Join the 5th annual Bay Area Science Festival for an Explorer Day at the EcoCenter: San Francisco’s best example of sustainable building located in the wetlands of Heron’s Head Park. We will explore the EcoCenter and surrounding nature and discover the deep connections between environmental justice and green engineering. Plus, discuss sustainable energy with our expert electrician as she focuses on the EcoCenter solar-powered system. Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and your curiosity! [av_button label='Tickets' link='manually,https://heronshead.eventbrite.com' link_target='' size='small' position='left' icon_select='no' font='entypo-fontello'…

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SETI Science Café: Is Anybody Out There?

October 29 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Berkeley Public Library,
2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist, SETI, UC Berkeley Astronomy Dept, brings us the latest on what’s happening with the on-going scientific search for other intelligent life in the universe. Dan will present with visuals at a recreation of Science@Cal's science cafe program with an introduction by Rachel Winheld, director, Science@Cal.

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$7 - $9

Frontiers for Young Minds Live Review

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chabot Space & Science Center,
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619 United States
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frontierforyoungminds

How does the brain allow us to mentally wonder off to another time and place? How do we perceive our environment? How do people effectively communicate? What can evolutionary biology tell us about how species are formed and how new shapes and colors evolve? Six local students will review scientist presentations and research papers addressing these questions live! Can the scientists translate their work effectively to these young minds? Will the scientists be able to withstand the challenging questions presented…

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$15 - $50

Tested the Show: Journeys

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Castro Theater,
429 Castro St
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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This year, Tested traveled to the ends of the earth, meeting makers, creators, and scientists. Join us for a night of epic journeys into new realms - past, present, and future. This will be your chance to see and interact with Tested's projects, experiments, and explorations in a live setting, with presentations and demos from the Tested team. Expect plenty of geeking out, silliness, and even a few surprises. The show will also feature a very special live recording of…

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Explorer Days – Amazing Parasites!

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Center for Parasitic Diseases,
600 16th St, Byers Hall Room 509
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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You are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of a UCSF Parasitology Lab where you’ll have the chance to see live parasites (worms and protozoa)!You'll learn about the world of parasitic worms and protozoa that infect humans and have the chance see live parasites with a microscope! Restrictions: First Come, First Served (No RSVP). Children must be supervised by an adult. Please enter Genentech Hall and check-in with Security in the lobby.

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Explorer Days – Plant Biology Lab

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Koshland Hall,
Koshland Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Explore the inner workings of the Zambryski plant microbiology lab at UC Berkeley. Professor Zambryski and her colleagues study how bacteria transfer DNA to plant cells, which is a useful tool for studying genetics of plants. Meet microbes and plants, and investigate the novel techniques being used to understand their inner workings, including electrophoresis and visualization by fluorescence. Meet outside the south entrance to Koshland Hall. Attendance for this tour will be First Come, First Served. Limited to 15 participants.

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