Must see: USGS Open House 05.16-17.09

by Eric on May 11, 2009

USGS Open House Logo

[ May 16, 2009; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. May 17, 2009; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] It’s time again for the 9th triennial Open House in Menlo Park May 16 and 17, from 10am to 4pm. If you have an interest in earthquakes, volcanoes, geology, energy resources or the natural history of the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, this is the event for you.


UC Berkeley Cal Day Open House 04.18.09

by Eric on April 17, 2009

Cal Day 2009

[ April 18, 2009; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] It’s time for the UC Berkeley annual “Cal Day” open house!
According to the official Cal Day home page: “It’s a day like no other. Spend it in Cal’s classrooms and labs, museums and performance halls, libraries and arenas. Take in all that Berkeley has to offer.”


Asteroid, the next episode in the History Channel’s geo-mentary series How The Earth Was Made, airs April 21 at 9:00PM.


This week’s event listings from


[ April 9, 2009; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This week’s Nightlife is the San Francisco celebration of Yuri’s Night, featuring planetarium shows, NASA lecturers, and roof-top stargazing.


[ April 3, 2009 to April 5, 2009. ] Join scientists, artists, and writers for the 25th CONTACT Conference April 3-5 at Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. The interdisciplinary conference, featuring a number of speakers discussing the future of humanity through the lens of art and science, includes an art exhibition, receptions, and a film festival.

CONTACT is a unique interdisciplinary conference that […]


East Bay Science Cafe 04.01.09

by Eric on March 25, 2009

[ April 1, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Jeffery F. Latkowski, Chief Engineer for the Laser Inertial Fusion-Fission Energy (LIFE) program, will be speaking on “A Pathway to Sustainable LIFE on Planet Earth”
It is now common knowledge that energy sources with a low carbon footprint are needed as soon as possible to limit the most catastrophic effects of global climate change. Currently, there […]


Sex and War at Ask A Scientist 03.24.09

by Eric on March 19, 2009

[ March 24, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Continuing with next week’s Cafe Scientifiques, Thomas Hayden and Malcolm Potts will discussing their new book Sex and War at the Atlas Cafe:


[ March 23, 2009; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Down To A Science Cafe for 3/23/09 is Jeff Grossman, Executive Director, Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, UC Berkeley speaking on “Nanotechnology – Applications to Energy and the Environment”


[ March 12, 2009; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Coming up at the California Academy of Sciences Nightlife is Dr. David Mindell and the real science behind the DNA forensics of shows like CSI.