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October 2017

Aero Design Challenge: Glider Challenge

October 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until October 27, 2017

One event on October 25, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos, 94070 United States
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Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

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Creatures of the NightLife

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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$20

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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Change of Atmosphere: The Climate Music Project

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
swissnex San Francisco, Pier 17, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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$10 - $15

As an analogy for climate, music is familiar, accessible, and—for most people—much easier to relate to than data. The ClimateMusic Project was created to harness this universal language to tell the urgent story of climate change in a way that resonates and inspires. It creates and performs original music through close collaboration between leading climate scientists and artists. The resulting compositions offer a unique way of communicating the impact of human activities on our climate. The ClimateMusic Project will perform…

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Aero Design Challenge: Glider Challenge

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until October 27, 2017

One event on October 25, 2017 at 2:00pm

Hiller Aviation Museum, 601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos, 94070 United States
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Free

Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering.   Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.

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Grounds For Science: Dark Matter Day!

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Scarlet City Espresso Bar, 3960 Adeline Street
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States
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How do we look for evidence of "Dark Matter" in the universe? Two young researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley will share stories of their search for dark matter in the heavens and deep underground.

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BAHFest – Festival of Bad Hypotheses – SOLD OUT

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castro Theater, 429 Castro St
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$10 - $40

Sold out. Limited tickets will be available at the door pending availability! 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. Keynote and Host Photo credit Tested.com Adam…

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North Bay Discovery Day

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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Free

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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Discovery Day – East Bay

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
Hayward, CA 94542 United States
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Cal State East Bay initiated its first science festival in1974 and its College of Science faculty, staff and students are particularly excited to kick off the Bay Area Science Festival with this Discovery Day.

Approximately 50 activities are scheduled, with demonstrations, experiments, hands-on-activities, exhibits, lectures and much much more. Participation by everyone is encouraged, especially by school-age children. Everyone – young and old – can experience the wonders of science.

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Vision + Light: Converging Senses – Day 1

October 28 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Li Ka Shing Center, 2535 Oxford St
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free

Journey through ancient and modern worlds, from the nano to cosmic scale. Explore exhibits of microscopy, painting, video installations and sculpture, created by artists and scientists probing our world for deeper understanding.

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Tested: Deconstructed

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castro Theater, 429 Castro St
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$15 - $50

Adam Savage and Tested.com present Tested: Deconstructed, an evening of demonstrations of fantastic projects and conversations about the processes that make them possible. Join Adam Savage, robot builder Simone Giertz, the Tested team, and friends in the maker community as they reveal what makes their projects tick and the journeys that took those builds from obsession to reality. Tickets Powered by Eventbrite

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Science, Technology, Cartoons, and Comedy with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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$10 - $40

What happens when a top scientist and the cartoonist behind the popular geek web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal get married and birth a book? A hilarious and informative investigation into future technologies that will improve and/or ruin everything. If you're a fan of Mary Roach, popular science, Reddit (to be explained later*), or the future, this is the event for you!

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Watching the Universe Grow Up

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cushing Memorial Amphitheater, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, E. Ridgecrest Blvd. at Pan Toll Road
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Free

Digital cameras allows the modern amateur to capture stunning deep-space and planetary images that rival those taken by professional observatories. Come learn about the basic equipment and techniques that help bring the heavens to Earth.

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Get the Dirt on UCCE!

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
UC Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center, 1500 Purisuma Creek Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94109 United States
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Join us for a day of science at Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center in Half Moon Bay and learn more about UC Cooperative Extension programs. Explore agriculture, nutrition, environmental education and research through hands-on activities.

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Vision + Light: Converging Senses – Day 2

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Li Ka Shing Center, 2535 Oxford St
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Journey through ancient and modern worlds, from the nano to cosmic scale. Explore exhibits of microscopy, painting, video installations and sculpture, created by artists and scientists probing our world for deeper understanding.

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The Science of Deception

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574 United States
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$15

We’ve all been fooled. Understanding how and why we’re fooled is the beginning of wisdom. Wonderfest, Strong Entertainment, and St. Helena's Cameo Cinema present experts in physics, psychology, and magic to help us avoid getting fooled, again.

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UCSF University Day Science Expo – SOLD OUT

October 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, 1st Floor Atrium
San Francisco, CA 94158 United States
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The UCSF University Day Science Expo showcases 6 hands-on stations and tours of technology being used to decode the fundamental principles of life, leading to tomorrow’s advances in health. In the company of leading UCSF researchers, visitors can: Immerse themselves in microscopic worlds using virtual reality and see how scientists plan to use VR to train the researchers of the future; Learn how scientists are reprogramming immune cells into cancer killers and watch “nanobots” that self-assemble into networks, simulating and…

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ScienceSLAM!

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakland Metro Operahouse, 522 2nd St
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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$20

Join Hoodslam, the Bay Area's premier wrestling night, Nerd Nite East Bay, and Nerd Nite San Francisco for this one-night only wrestling event. We're settling some of the greatest fights in scientific history - in the SQUARED ring. This one is definitely for adults only 21+. Scientists are more selfish and twisted than the DNA double helix! For every heroic Rosalind Franklin using x-rays to see through life’s mysteries, there’s the base behavior of Watson and Crick scheming to steal…

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The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum. Dacher Keltner will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led him on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums and our on-line life.

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Science Friday Trivia Night – SOLD OUT

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Public Works SF, 161 Erie St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Science Friday is thrilled to partner with the Bay Area Science Festival to bring Science Friday Trivia to San Francisco! Host Ira Flatow invites you to join other science enthusiasts for a raucous, laugh-filled night of team trivia covering all things science, from bizarre animals, to quantum entanglement, to pop culture’s sometimes questionable handle on it.

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Nerd Nite East Bay – 5th Anniversary Show!

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Club 21, 2111 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$8

Join Nerd Nite East Bay in Oakland for a very special Fifth Anniversary show, with alcohol, music, a free Nerd Nite-brand multi-tool (yes, it opens beers) and lots of fun, horrifying and strange science with How the Monster Squid Lost Its Shell, Using CRISPR DNA Editing to Make Life Weird, and Cthulhu, Horror Writing's Most Terrifying Monster!

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