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October 2017

Drive for the Nobel Prize

October 31 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm
International House, 2299 PIEDMONT AVENUE
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Takaaki Kajita (Physics, 2015).

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

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lorin (South Berkeley) Market, Adeline & 63rd St.
Berkeley,
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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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November 2017

Science Speakeasy: Fake or Fact?

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Works SF, 161 Erie St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

How can you tell fact from fake when it comes to science? Anthropologist Todd Disotell discusses using DNA evidence to test hypotheses on everything from the intricacies of our evolution to the existence of Bigfoot.

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Planet Vision — A New Way of Thinking About a Sustainable Future

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Romberg Tiburon Center, 3150 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Dr. Jon Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences A noted science communicator, Foley’s presentations on global environmental issues have been featured at hundreds of venues, including the Aspen Environmental Forum and TED. Foley leads the greenest museum on the planet and one of the most future-focused scientific institutions in the world. He has also written many popular articles, op-eds, and essays in publications like National Geographic, the New York Times, Scientific American, The Guardian, Ensia, Yale’s Environment 360, and bioGraphic, among others.…

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Chasing Coral – Film Screening

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Main – San Francisco Public LIbrary, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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From the director of Chasing Ice comes an epic adventure to capture our changing oceans. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

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The Humanity of Artificial Intelligence

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Restaurant Valparaiso, 1403 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706 United States
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East Bay Science Cafe: Today, "artificial intelligence" seems to be everywhere - but it can be hard to separate science fiction from science fact. Stuart Geiger gives a human-centered, behind-the-scenes introduction to machine learning.

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Exploring the Nano-World with Electrons – SOLD OUT

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
26 Giannini Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Come and explore the inner workings of a cell! See how electron microscopes are used to peer deep into the world around us and even our very own cells. Look at the building blocks of life: DNA, RNA, proteins, and lipids, and see how they combine to form a cell. We'll take a hands-on look at how samples are prepared for imaging with electrons. Then, we'll explore the rugged terrain of a plant leaf under the scanning electron microscope. Finally, we'll explore the beautiful bands of muscle in a zebrafish with a transmission electron microscope.

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Five Tables of Cal Scientists’ Takes on Art

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables. UC Berkeley scientists give us their take on a nonrandom selection of art from the collection.

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Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley!

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, Campbell Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Come learn all about how scientists are searching for extraterrestrial life. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!

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Neuroscience and Creativity

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$25

New York Times bestselling author David Eagleman takes his Emmy-nominated PBS series The Brain to the next level. Teaming up with award-winning composer Anthony Brandt, Eagleman unravels the complicated neuroscience behind how creativity works.

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

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Temescal Farmer’s Market, 5300 Claremont Ave.
Oakland,
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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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Redwood City Sunday Science at the Playground

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hoover Park, 2100 Spring St
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
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Use all five senses to play with science! You'll get to do art with blacklights, play with dry ice, experiment with different recipes and ingredients for making slime, and experience how your nose and eyes are important for enjoying jellybeans.

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Searching for Dark Matter in a Gold Mine

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Berkeley Public Library, 2090 Kittredge St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Professor McKinsey will present a lively talk on the ‘search for the unseen’, an amazing experiment taking place miles underground and addressing the elusive phenomenon of dark matter in the universe.

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Dark Matter as Art – Film Screening and Artist & Scientist Panel

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Presenting the film "New Stellar Order," about science artist Melissa Walter, followed by a a panel discussion illustrating and researching that which has not yet been visualized.

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Astronomy on Tap: San Francisco

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
DNA Lounge, 375 Eleventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Astronomy on Tap is an event where local students and scientists take over a local bar for games, talks, and all things space! Be sure to be there, and remember, space is always better with beer!

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An Inconvenient Sequel – Film Screening

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Main – San Francisco Public LIbrary, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Please join SF Green Film Festival and SF Department of the Environment for this special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

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Taste of Science: Secret World of Arachnids + Saving The Bees

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$7 - $10

Take a dive into the world of the oldest group of predators on land — Arachnids. They captivate our fear and imagination, yet we know surprisingly little about these creatures. Lauren Esposito, from Cal Academy, will lead the way. We will explore some of the current research on arachnid behavior, biochemistry, and potential therapeutics. Honeybees play a critical role in pollination and the decline in their population is a very troubling. Lewis Bartlett takes us on a whistle-stop tour of recent, current, and future work looking at the intersection of diseases and bees.

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Dark Matter Search: UC Berkeley Lab Tours – SOLD OUT

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
LeConte Hall North Entrance, 375 Le Conte Hall S Hall Rd, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Dark matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term “dark matter” was coined…But how do we search for something we can’t see? Join Professor Matt Pyle of the SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search) team for a short talk, followed by a tour of dark matter experimental labs at UC Berkeley.

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Taste of Science: Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monument House, 140 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Celebrate Marie Curie's 150th Birthday with an immersive science film (plus edible elements birthday cake!) co-hosted by taste of science and STEM on Stage! Two-time Nobel prize winner Marie Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory.

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Discovery Day at AT&T Park

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA United States
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There will hundreds of hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, and plenty of fun and educational entertainment. The entire ballpark is packed to the rafters with science content: on the field, at every entry/exit, and every level of the ballpark. Get ready to unleash your inner scientist.

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