Events February 3, 2010

East Bay Science Cafe: An Ethiopian Diorama: A Glimpse of Humanity’s Dawn – 02.03.10

by Eric

[ February 3, 2010; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] This month at the East Bay Science Cafe, the topic is early man. Henry Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC Berkeley will speaking about recent anthropological discoveries in Ethiopia.

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Events February 1, 2010

Cal Academy of Sciences Nightlife: Insect Discovery Lab – 02.04.10

by Eric

If you’re in the mood to play with bugs, head on over the California Academy of Sciences this Thursday night for this week’s Nightlife program.

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General January 14, 2010

Could the Haitian earthquake have been predicted?

by Eric

While current earthquake science doesn’t give us the ability to predict earthquakes, it can tell us where they are likely to strike. Death and destruction await those who fail to heed the warnings.

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News January 10, 2010

Northern CA rocked by magnitude 6.5 earthquake

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At 4.27pm PST, a little piece of the Gorda plate some 30 miles west of Ferndale, CA decided to move to the north a little ahead of the rest of its plate. According to the Eureka Times-Standard, the resulting 30-second earthquake has knocked out power in Eureka and Ferndale, and while the damage is widespread it also appears to be relatively minor. There is no count of injuries or fatalities.

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News December 9, 2009

Unidentified atmospheric phenomenon freaks out Norwegians, Photoshop users

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From spaceweather.com comes word of what may go down in history as the weirdest atmospheric phenomenon in history. Sometime in the early morning in the skies over Norway, some unknown something left something, something in a beautiful and wholly artificial spiral pattern.
The best theory I’ve heard is that a missile launch, possibly Russian in origin, […]

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Events December 9, 2009

Cal Academy of Sciences Nightlife: Game Night – 12.10.09

by Eric

This week’s Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is themed “Game Night,” and participants are encouraged to bring along their own games.

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Events December 9, 2009

Ask a Scientist: SF’s Primeval Waterscape – 12.09.09

by Eric

Christopher Richard, Curator of Aquatic Biology, Oakland Museum of California, will be the featured speaker at this month’s Ask a Scientist. He’ll be describing San Francisco’s long-vanished watershed environment.

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Events November 4, 2009

Exploratorium After Dark: Electrifying Science with Dr. MegaVolt® – 11.05.09

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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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Events October 22, 2009

“Galilean Nights” Telescope Building Workshop and Star Party at UC Berkeley: 10.23.09

by Eric

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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Events October 16, 2009

“Fascinating Objects in our Solar System” at UC Berkeley International Year of Astronomy 2009 Public Talks: 10.17.09

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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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