Post image for SETI enthusiasts to invade Santa Clara – SETIcon 08.13.10

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the SETI project, and SETI pioneer Frank Drake’s 80th birthday, the SETI Institute is throwing party/convention called SETIcon. Held over 3 days (August 13-15) at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, this year’s SETIcon will include 4 tracks of programming for a variety of audiences interested in space exploration, astronomy, and SETI.

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[ June 19, 2010; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] This month’s Science@Cal lecture will feature Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz, Kepler Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley speaking on the topic of “Magnetic Stars, Space Weather and Life: Stellar Activity and its Effect on Planets”

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News June 3, 2010

NCAR simulations track oil to East Coast by summer

by Eric

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) today released new video of a fluid simulation scenario showing oil from the BP disaster moving into the Atlantic Ocean as early as 80 days after it was spilled, or sometime in July.

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News May 26, 2010

Live video from Deepwater Horizon site

by Eric

BP is providing this live video from one of the ROV assisting in the “top kill” procedure.

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Events February 27, 2010

Hawaii, Pacific Basin braces for tsunami

by Eric

Early Saturday morning, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile near the town of Maule. The earthquake generated a tsunami, and much of the Pacific Basin was placed on alert for a possibly severe tsunami.
The initial reports from Chile are sketchy, and indicate moderate damage from the quake and tsunami. Officially, 147 [...]

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News February 13, 2010

Proposed Oakland budget includes eliminating contribution to Chabot Space & Science Center

by Eric

According to a email sent by the Alex Zwissler, Executive Director/CEO of the Chabot Space & Science Center to members of the Mount Diablo Astronomical Society, a proposed City of Oakland FY 2010-11 budget will include drastic cuts in the City of Oakland’s contribution to the Chabot.

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Events February 8, 2010

Ask A Scientist Spin-off: How-To Night – 02.10.10

by Eric

[ February 10, 2010; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Juliana Gallin of “Ask a Scientist” is spinning off a new monthly event called “How-To Night.” This month’s event at Bazaar Cafe will teach attendees some magic tricks:

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Events February 7, 2010

Cafe Scientifique: “Facing Scarcity: “The Water Crisis in California” – 02.09.10

by Eric

[ February 9, 2010; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] This month’s Cafe Scientifique is on a topic close to the hearts of almost every Californian: water.

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Events February 3, 2010

Get a little closer to science this Valentine’s Day

by Eric

Here’s a list of events around the Bay Area for those looking to mix a little science with pleasure this Valentine’s Day season.

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Events February 3, 2010

Exploratorium After Dark: Sexploration – 02.04.10

by Eric

[ February 4, 2010; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Valentine’s Day comes a little early as the Exploratorium gets Cinemax’d up and becomes the Sexploratorium for this month’s After Dark program.

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