Events

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The Exploratorium kicks off its 40th anniversary celebration Thursday night with an After Dark mixer featuring Dr. Megavolt and his spectacular battles with electricity.

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To celebrate Galilean Nights weekend, the UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy will be hosting a “telescope building” star party. A limited number of the easy-to-assemble Galileoscope telescope will be made available for the low, low price of just $10

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[ October 17, 2009; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] For October’s UC Berkeley’s International Year of Astronomy talk, Imke de Pater, Professor of Astronomy, will be guiding her audience on a tour of the Solar System.

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This week’s Cal Academy Nightlife is a real treat: Zeke Kossover will be giving physics demonstrations as part of his award-winning “Physics Circus.”

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[ August 11, 2009; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] John Jenkins, Principal Investigator at the SETI Institute will be speaking at this month’s Cafe Scientifique on how scientists will use the newly-launched Kepler satellite telescope to search for exoplanets.

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Laura L. Carstensen

[ August 13, 2009; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] In this installment of the Stanford Summer Science Lecture Series, on Thursday, August 13, 2009, Laura L. Carstensen, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity will speak on the topic of “Long Life in the 21st Century.”

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[ August 10, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute will be discussing his new book Confessions of an Alien Hunter at this month’s Down to A Science Cafe, Monday August 10th from 7-9pm at the Atlas Cafe, 3049 20th St @ Alabama St. in the Mission District.

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S4G at Lunar Science Forum 2009

by Eric on July 21, 2009

We’ll be spending the next couple of days down at Ames Research Center in Mountain View CA, attending the 2009 Lunar Science Forum conference.

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Margot G. Gerritsen

[ July 23, 2009; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] In this installment of the Stanford Summer Science Lecture Series, on Thursday, July 23, 2009, Margot G. Gerritsen, Assistant Professor of Energy Resources Engineering will be speaking on “State of Energy Address—Are We on the Right Track?”

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2009 Total Solar Eclipse

by Eric on July 18, 2009

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The only total solar eclipse of 2009 will bypass the U.S., so the best way to catch it will be via webcast.

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