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Water availability on the Moon?

It has been known for years that water ice exists in polar craters on the Moon. Sunlight never reaches some places in those craters and (surprisingly to me) ice there has not sublimated away into space. Now a study from the University of Colorado posits that ice could exist all over the surface in tiny nooks and crannies. And then, a NASA study confirmed finding water on the Moon on sunlit surfaces. Uh. Allow me to introduce a skeptical take on this. Phil Plait of “Bad Astronomy” suspects that the spectral signature of water found by the NASA study is best explained by water molecules trapped in glass beads that form when water bearing meteors smash into the Moon. Extracting water from glass beads doesn’t sound practical, and it is possible that ice does not exist in nooks and crannies in quantities helpful to future Moon missions. Water availability on the Moon for future manned missions? Uncertain.
Life on Venus?

Astronomers at Cardiff University announced the detection of phosphine in the clouds of Venus. Since chemists are unaware of a non-biological path to producing phosphine, perhaps life exists high in the Venusian atmosphere where temperature and pressure are not so extreme. However, several follow-on papers and communications point out problems with analysis of the original data. Back to Phil Plait: he wrote a column about these issues. What will future data show us? Uncertain.
Japan carbon neutral by 2050?

Last Monday, Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, announced that Japan  will be carbon neutral by 2050. He said that Japan would harness the power of innovation, and use regulatory reform to achieve this. We can all applaud that goal, however he failed to announce any concrete plans for reaching carbon neutrality. Will Japan reach that goal on time? Uncertain.
Have we reached “Peak Oil”?

Peak Oil is the term used for the world’s highest use of oil during any one year - for all time. British Petroleum believes we have reached that point. Oil use during 2020 is lower than 2019 due to the pandemic and BP expects that no future year will exceed the oil consumption of 2019. The graphs in this article are fascinating; they show projected global demands for oil, natural gas, coal, hydro power, nuclear power, renewable power, and overall energy. However, is BP correct? Uncertain.

For the last 3+ years, the ISS has been carrying the Japanese Tanpopo experiment which exposed several species of bacteria to space, and also collected ‘dust’ while in orbit looking for microbes drifting in space. The second part of that experiment is still being investigated, but they announced that several species of Deinococcus bacteria survived three years of exposure just fine, thank you. This result gives a little bit of a boost to the idea of panspermia, where life spreads between planets, and maybe even between star systems. Possible? Uncertain.
Life elsewhere in the Universe?

We are now pretty certain there are more planets than stars in our galaxy, and there is no reason to doubt the same is true in other galaxies. This week I stumbled upon an animation showing a hypothetical journey toward the middle of our galaxy. What is especially cool about the video is the amazing number of stars in the final view; and by deduction an awesome number of planets. This information does not guarantee that life exists on a planet other than Earth, but when we consider that there are more galaxies than stars in the Milky Way, it strongly suggests that life exists elsewhere. Final Answer? Uncertain. [Extra Credit: Respond with your favorite answer to the Fermi Paradox, and i may include your submission in a future SciSchmooze.]
James Randi, the Amazing Randi, died on October 20. He did more to expose charlatans and bogus claims of psychic powers than perhaps any other in the last half century. However, he has been accused of “destroying skepticism.” That accusation has been nicely countered while admitting that James Randi was “human.” The “Onion” paid homage to the Amazing Randi by ‘reporting’ that Randi continues to harass psychics who prey on the gullible.
My picks for the week:
Stanford Energy Seminar – Livestream, Monday 4PM
Can an Early Hot Mars Resolve the Faint Young Sun Paradox? – Livestream, Friday Noon
Is Anybody Out There? - What is the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe? – Livestream, Saturday 7PM
Guy Fawkes Day is Friday. In Alan Moore’s graphic novel, V For Vendetta, the man in the Guy Fawkes’ mask states, “Knowledge, like air, is vital to life. Like air, no one should be denied it.” I’ll second that.
Step outside tonight and enjoy a very bright Mars, and also note that Jupiter and Saturn are pretty darn close to each other in the night sky. Day by day they will continue getting closer until December 21 when they start to move apart again.
Please stay safe, and because the result is uncertain – if you haven’t already – vote.

David Almandsmith
Bay Area Skeptics board member
SCIENCE: "It’s less the parade of decisive blockbuster discoveries that the press often portrays, and more a slow, erratic stumble toward ever less uncertainty.”
Ed Yong, The Atlantic (1981 - )

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Monday, 11/02/2020
Ethical Analysis As a Core Part of CS Research - Livestream - 11/02/2020 11:30 AM
Symbolic Systems Forum,

This talk is meant to foster discussion on ethical analysis of technological research: particularly, why it's important and how CS researchers can be equipped to analyze tech in an increasingly digital society. We will discuss important issues we knew about before CSCS, how they apply to real world examples as well as our own work, and lessons we've learned for general ethical analysis going forward. We are all students and still learning ourselves, so we are excited to discuss and learn from all of you!

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Low Temperature Properties of Glasses - Livestream - 11/02/2020 02:30 PM
UC Berkeley,

A wide variety of amorphous materials exhibit similar behavior in their low temperature thermal properties regardless of their chemical composition. Examples include a linear specific heat and a T2 thermal conductivity. These features have been attributed to tunneling two level systems (TLS). However, the standard TLS model has not been able to explain the universally small value of phonon scattering reflected in thermal conductivity, ultrasonic attenuation, internal friction, and the change in sound velocity. For example, the mean free path of phonons in amorphous SiO2 is about 60 microns at 0.5 K. Why do phonons go so far? We present an answer based on aspect s of the standard model that have either been ignored or not fully appreciated. We find good agreement between experiment and theory for a variety of individual glasses.

Speakers: Herve Carruzzo and Clare Yu, UC Irvine

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Quantum Computational Supremacy and Its Applications - Livestream - 11/02/2020 03:30 PM
SLAC Colloquium,

Last fall, a team at Google announced the first-ever demonstration of "quantum computational supremacy"---that is, a clear quantum speedup over a classical computer for some task---using a 53-qubit programmable superconducting chip called Sycamore.  In addition to engineering, their accomplishment built on a decade of research in quantum complexity theory.  This talk will discuss questions like: what exactly was the contrived computational problem that Google solved?  How does one verify the outputs using a classical computer?  And how confident are we that the problem is indeed classically hard---especially in light of subsequent counterclaims by IBM?  I'll end with a proposed application for these sampling-based quantum supremacy experiments---namely, the generation of certified random bits, for use (for example) in proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies---that I've been developing and that Google is now working to demonstrate.

Speaker: Scott Aaronson, University of Texas at Austin

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CIRTIS People and Robots Seminar - Livestream - 11/02/2020 04:00 PM
UC Berkeley,

Speaker: Necmiye Ozay, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

See weblink for webcast information

Work/Life Balance - Livestream - 11/02/2020 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University,

Speaker: Dr. Kathy Cooksey,University of Hawaii Hilo

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Stanford Energy Seminar - Livestream - 11/02/2020 04:00 PM
Stanford Energy,

Dr. Rita Baranwal serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to her current role, Dr. Baranwal directed the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative at Idaho National Laboratory.

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Cosmology in the era of multi-messenger astronomy with gravitational waves - Livestream - 11/02/2020 04:15 PM
UC Berkeley,

Motivated by the exciting prospect of a new wealth of information arising from the first observations of gravitational and electromagnetic radiation from the same astrophysical phenomena, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) has established a search and discovery program for the optical transients associated with LIGO/Virgo events (DESGW). Using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), DESGW has contributed to the discovery of the optical transient associated with the neutron star merger GW170817, and produced the first cosmological measurements using gravitational wave events as standard sirens. After three successful observing campaigns, I present, in this talk, an overview of our results and their implications for the emerging field of multi-messenger cosmology with gravitational waves and optical data.

Speaker: Marcelle Soares - Santos, University of Michigan

Tuesday, 11/03/2020
Introductory Class: Being a Tourist in the Solar System and the Galaxy - Livestream - 11/03/2020 12:30 PM
Osher Life-long Learning Institute, SF State,

You are invited on a spectacularly illustrated Tourist Tour of the Solar System and the Galaxy with astronomer Andrew Fraknoi.

* Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3 (Four Meeting Days)

* Offered through the SF State Osher Life-long Learning Institute (OLLI), but open to anyone over age 50. 

Have you recently had an irresistible desire to get off planet Earth and be somewhere else?  Then join the scientist who is often called the Bay Area’s public astronomer on a fun tour of the not-to-be-missed "tourist sights" among the planets and moons with which we share the Sun, and among the nearby stars, glowing clouds, and star clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy!

Sign up here.

When you register for the class, if you are not a current member of OLLI, you will be asked to sign up, but it’s a free process.

The class discussion will be accompanied with really dramatic color images from the latest space probes, many of them new. We'll learn about some of the most interesting vistas in deep space, including:

* the steam geysers on one of Saturn's moons,

* a cliff on a moon of Uranus’ which is the tallest lovers leap in the solar system

* nearby stars that have intriguing planets that may be habitable

* several glowing columns of cosmic material that are being converted into new stars and new planets right now

* the colorful death-shrouds that surround aging stars in our neighborhood. 

Designed like the Rick Steves travel shows on public TV, these tours are for the beginner, and will assume no background in science.  Discover how we humans fit into the bigger picture.

Instructor: Andrew Fraknoi retired Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College

Watering the Land from Below: Groundwater Influence on the Terrestrial Environment - Livestream - 11/03/2020 03:30 PM
UC Santa Cruz,

Much of the water on land is groundwater, which moves through the Earth’s crust at time scales of days near the surface to billions of years kilometers down. I will focus on the shallow and actively circulating groundwater which facilitates many near-surface processes that directly influence water, energy and biogeochemical cycles on Earth. I will examine the modern-day patterns and drivers of continental water storage and drainage, and their influence on land plants such as plant rooting depths and seasonal plant water sources. Then I will pose some hypotheses on how the shallow groundwater may have functioned through the geologic past, with the last deglaciation and land plant evolution as two examples.

Speaker: Ying Fan, Rutgers University

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Wednesday, 11/04/2020
Free Wednesday at the UC Botanical Garden - CANCELED - 11/04/2020 09:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley


North Pacific warming contracts and shifts the range of a marine apex predator - Livestream - 11/04/2020 11:00 AM
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,

During the 2014 - 2016 North Pacific marine heatwave, unprecedented sightings of juvenile white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) emerged in Central California. These records contradicted the species established life history, where juveniles less than 2.5 meters in total body length (TBL) remained in warmer waters in the Southern California Current. This spatial shift is significant as it creates potential conflicts with commercial fisheries, protected species conservation, and public safety concerns. We integrated community science, photogrammetry, biologging, and mesoscale climate data to describe and explain this phenomenon. We found a dramatic increase in white sharks from 2014 - 2019 in Monterey Bay that was overwhelmingly comprised of juvenile sharks less than 2.5 meters TBL. Next, we derived a thermal niche from 22 million tag measurements of 14 juvenile sharks and used this to map the cold limit of their range. Consistent with historical records, the position of this cold edge averaged 34° N from 1982 - 2013 but jumped to 38.5° during the 2014 - 2016 marine heatwave. In addition to a poleward shift, thermally suitable habitat for juvenile sharks declined 223.2 kilometers squared per year from 1982 - 2019 and was lowest in 2015 at the peak of the heatwave. In addition to advancing the adaptive management of this apex marine predator, we discuss this opportunity to engage the public on climate change through marine megafauna.

Speaker: Kisei Tanaka, Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Scientific Natural Language Processing and the Fight Against COVID-19 with Oren Etizioni - Livestream - 11/04/2020 12:00 PM
Citris Research Exchange,

This talk will describe the dramatic creation of the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) and the broad range of efforts, both inside and outside of the Semantic Scholar project, to garner insights into COVID-19 and its treatment based on this growing corpus of research papers.

Speaker: Oren Etzioni, Allen Institute for AI

Register at weblink for connection information.

Ask the Scientist - Fred Feyrer - Livestream - 11/04/2020 01:30 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center,

My research program is broadly focused on applied aquatic ecology with an emphasis on fishes. In general, my work aims to fill critical data gaps needed by fisheries and water resource managers to implement effective restoration and conservation measures for imperiled species and ecosystems. In particular, my work has focused on how aquatic ecosystems function at varying spatio-temporal scales and how this influences species-habitat relationships. Recent and active study topics span the range of life history studies of threatened and endangered species to the role of climate variability and climate change on species and communities. I presently oversee (supervise and mentor) a team of eleven individuals, including five biologists (GS12, GS9, and GS7 levels) and six biological science technicians (GS7 and GS5 level). I work closely with scientists in other disciplines to tackle science challenges with comprehensive, interdisciplinary research. A particular strength of my research program is the ability to develop new technology and tools to generate novel solutions for difficult natural resource problems.

Speaker: Fred Feyrer, USGS

Physics to fish: Understanding the factors that create and sustain habitat for native fishes in the San Francisco Estuary - Livestream - 11/04/2020 03:30 PM
Estuary & Ocean Science Center,

Estuaries represent critical aquatic habitats which form the connections between surface water distributed between Earth’s land masses and oceans.They are dynamic transitional ecosystems which provide important habitat for fishes and other aquatic organisms. The Pacific Coast of the conterminous United States has over 400 estuaries of various types.The largest, in terms of historical surface area, is the river-dominated San Francisco Estuary, California.Effective conservation of fishes inhabiting San Francisco Estuary and other systems requires knowledge of the habitat features which drive their abundance and distribution.“Physics to Fish” is a concept emerging from interdisciplinary research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in the San Francisco Estuary which asserts that high-quality habitat for fishes is generated and sustained by the interaction between physical processes and the landscape. These interactions create a template for chemical and biological processes that can change across a variety of spatio-temporal scales.The physics to fish concept provides a suitable framework for developing scientific investigations, implementing management actions, and for prioritizing and conducting habitat restoration.Our research results suggest that restoration of suitable tidal wetland habitat on the west coast of the United States is likely to be an effective conservation tool to support estuarine fishes given that over 90% of historical tidal wetland habitat in San Francisco Estuary and 85% of vegetated wetlands along the Pacific Coast of the United States have been lost due to human modification. Given such sparse remnant tidal wetland habitat, re-establishing and restoring it to the degree possible in a framework based on reconciliation ecology is likely to generate meaningful and measurable conservation outcomes given the generality of abundance-habitat relationships in natural systems.Reconciliation-based strategies are especially applicable where humans compete with the natural world for habitat space and resources.In particular, the potential reward to be gained from reconciliation-based habitat restoration may be an effective intervention in the never-ending battle for finite water supplies raging between humans and the environment that is emblematic of the San Francisco Estuary and other stressed ecosystems throughout the world.

Speaker: Fred Feyrer, Research Fish Biologist, United States Geological Survey

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The Surprising Usefulness of the Single Decision Tree - 11/04/2020 05:00 PM
Magnimind Academy,

When data scientists think about decision trees it is usually in the context of ensembles of hundreds or thousands trees such as in the gradient boosting machine or random forests. In all the excitement about these powerful but complex learning machines most data analysts have forgotten about their extraordinary ancestor, the CART single decision tree. In this talk we explore ways in which the single tree can yield powerful insight into the structure of data that is actually superior to that yielded by any other learning machine. We step back in time to review what made the single decision tree such a revolutionary analytical tool and we present a number of applications in which t he single decision tree is more effective and more appropriate for the problem at hand than later-developed multi-tree methods. Examples are drawn from e-commerce consumer behavior, consumer insurance billing, detecting undesirable differences between two or populations, detecting serious data errors, unsupervised learning, binning categorical predictors, and the interpretation of complex models.


4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Arrival and socializing
5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Opening
5:10 pm - 6:50 pm Dan Steinberg, "The Surprising Usefulness of the Single Decision Tree"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pm Q&A

Speaker: Dan Steinberg, Choice Analytics
Zoom link
Webinar ID: 844-1756-3365

Thursday, 11/05/2020
Towards Hardware Cybersecurity - Livestream - 11/05/2020 04:00 PM
Sonoma State University Engineering Science,

Electronic system security, trust and reliability has become an increasingly critical area of concern for modern society. Secure hardware systems, platforms, as well as supply chains are critical to industry and government sectors such as national defense, healthcare, transportation, and financial. Traditionally, authenticity and integrity of data has been protected with various security protocol at the software level with the underlying hardware assumed to be secure, and reliable. This assumption however is no longer true with an increasing number of attacks reported on the hardware. In this talk I will address the security and vulnerability challenges in the horizontal integrated hardware development process. I will then present the concept of logic obfuscation through using hybrid spintransfer torque CMOS look up tables which is our latest effort on developing a costeffective solution to prevent physical reverse engineering attacks.

Speaker: Dr. Houman Homayoun, Assoc. Prof, ECE Department, UC Davis, Davis, CA

Zoom link

Social Justice Series: Native American Health & Covid-19 - Livestream - 11/05/2020 04:00 PM
Touro University,

The Native American community has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Native Americans in Arizona, New Mexico and other States have death rates due to COVID-19 that are more than 100% higher than the general population in those states. Dr. Newland will discuss the immediate policies and long-term strategies needed to address the health inequities that exist for Native Americans.

SFBBO Birdy Hour Talk: Nineteen Seasons of Nest Box Monitoring (Part 1) - 11/05/2020 06:00 PM
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory,

Have you ever considered putting up a birdhouse? Do you know what birds might use them, how to care for them, and what information we can get from monitoring nest boxes? As a volunteer, Lee Pauser has been building, installing, and monitoring nest boxes for 19 nesting seasons. In this presentation, he will focus on the 12 species that he has had nest in small (chickadee) and standard (bluebird) nest boxes.

This presentation is Part 1 of a 2-part series; the two presentations combined will include photos and videos of the 18 species of cavity nesting birds that have graced his nest boxes. His efforts have resulted in 15,545 birds fledging, of which 6,151 are Western Bluebirds.

This talk is great for all ages! Register here.

The Zoom meeting link will be sent in the confirmation.

Astronomy on Tap Santa Cruz: Fast Radio Bursts - Livestream - 11/05/2020 06:30 PM
Astronomy on Tap,

In 2007, astronomers discovered a peculiar class of objects now called fast radio bursts (FRBs). These events emit light at radio wavelengths for less than a few milliseconds, yet can release as much energy as our Sun does in a day. Sunil Simha (UCSC) and Jay Chittidi (CU Boulder) will talk about the discovery of FRBs, our current understanding of these mysterious events, and a new method that uses FRBs to measure the distribution of matter in the Universe.

Speakers: Sunil Simha and Jay Chittidi, UC Santa Cruz

Link to YouTube Live for presentation.

After Dark Online: Sustenance - Home Movies - Livestream - 11/05/2020 07:00 PM

Indulge in a bit of joyful voyeurism as we screen and celebrate home movies. Created to capture the moments that become the almanac of a life lived, home movies have the power to link the past to the present and cultivate empathy for real people.  While each home movie is unique, the personal experiences on view often capture moments that are familiar and widely recognizable. Also? They can be a lot of fun. This glimpse into the lives of strangers pairs screenings of exceptional home movies with stories and ideas from those who collect, archive, and study home movies. Be sure to print out your home movie bingo card!

Inspired by the autumnal harvest, th is month’s After Dark Online explores the qualities, practices, and materials that connect us as a culture and provide nourishment and resilience in times of scarcity. What do you want to take forward? What can you leave behind?

Friday, 11/06/2020
Can an Early Hot Mars Resolve the Faint Young Sun Paradox? - Livestream - 11/06/2020 12:00 PM
institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics,

In explaining extensive evidence for past liquid water, the debate on whether Mars was primarily warm and wet or cold and arid 4-Ga ago has continued for decades. The Sun’s luminosity was ~30% lower 4-Ga ago; thus, most Martian climate models struggle to elevate the mean annual surface temperature past the melting point of water. Geothermal basal melting of thick ice sheet s may help resolve that paradox. In this work, we model the thermophysical evolution of ice and estimate the geothermal heat flux required to produce meltwater on a cold, arid Mars. We then analyze geophysical and geochemical data, showing that basal melting would have been feasible on Mars 4-Ga ago. Alternatively, if Mars were warm and wet 4-Ga ago, the geothermal flux would have even sustained hydrothermal activity. Accordingly, regardless of the actual nature of the ancient Martian climate, the deep subsurface could have been the most habitable region on Mars.

Speaker: Lujendra Ojha, Rutgers University

Bay Area Raptor Rundown - Livestream - 11/06/2020 12:00 PM
Peninsula Open Space Trust,

Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), as we learn about birds of prey this fa ll with local Naturalist Jeff Caplan, director of Common Language Nature. Raptors play an integral role in the health of our ecosystems! Learn how to identify migratory and resident raptors when out on the coast or hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains. Jeff focuses on mindfulness, curiosity and bird language to help people from diverse backgrounds feel safe and connected in nature. This basic birding webinar will be great for all ages, especially kids and adults ages 12 and up!

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November LASER Event - Artists at the border of art and science - Livestream - 11/06/2020 06:00 PM
LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous,

Sachiko Kodama (Visual Artist) live from Japan on "magnetic fluid sculptures "

Robert Buelteman (Cameraless Photographer) on "The Voice of the Biosphere Intruding on Human Unconsciousness"

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Saturday, 11/07/2020
My Journey in Live and Chemstry - Livestream - 11/07/2020 10:30 AM
California Section American Chemical Society,

Nancy Falk will talk about her journey from her childhood in a rural Washington state community through her education and her technical career in the cleaning products industry, touching on some relevant technologies used in the industry. She will also reflect on work-life balance, technical society roles, outreach, and mentoring.

Speaker: Nancy Falk, Clorox

Is Anybody Out There? - What is the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe? - Livestream - 11/07/2020 07:00 PM
East Bay Astronomical Society,

Can we detect radio, infrared, or optical signals from other civilizations?

Current and future SETI projects may provide an answer.

Berkeley SETI Research Center chief scientist Dan Werthimer will describe the rationale for past and future searches and will show how new technologies are revolutionizing SETI.

Dan will describe Breakthrough Listen, SETI@home, the new PANOSETI wide field all-sky-all-the-time project, as well as concepts for future SETI.

See weblink for Facebook Live link.

Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 11/07/2020 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center,

Join our resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck!

Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting we will be able to view objects live through the telescopes and our astronomers will be available for an open forum for all of your most pressing astronomy questions.

We will go live the Chabot Space & Science Center Facebook page 10-15 minutes before the event. You can find the live video stream on our Facebook page and in the Facebook event discussion. To receive a notification when we go live, “like” Chabot Space & Science Center on Facebook and RSVP that you’re going to this event.

RSVP on Facebook.

Monday, 11/09/2020
Flat Bands in Flatlands - Livestream - 11/09/2020 02:30 PM
UC Berkeley,

CIRTIS People and Robots Seminar - Livestream - 11/09/2020 04:00 PM
UC Berkeley,

Dark Matter - Livestream - 11/09/2020 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University,

Building a Cleantech Company in a Capital-Constrained World - Livestream - 11/09/2020 04:00 PM
Stanford Energy,

Covid-19: Pandemics, History and Science - Livestream - 11/09/2020 04:15 PM
UC Berkeley,

Tuesday, 11/10/2020
Whole Earth Seminars - 11/10/2020 03:30 PM
UC Santa Cruz,

Basic Science: Rising Stars of Berkeley Biology - Livestream - 11/10/2020 05:00 PM
UC Berkeley,

How Science Unlocks Copper's Hidden Powers - Livestream - 11/10/2020 05:00 PM
SLAC Public Lecture,

Wednesday, 11/11/2020
All About Bees - Livestream - 11/11/2020 11:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden,

The Social Media Hype Machine: Disrupting Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health - Livestream - 11/11/2020 0 4:00 PM
Computer History Museum,

Planet 9 from Outer Space: Searching for a Distant Planet in our Solar System - Livestream - 11/11/2020 07:00 PM
Silicon Valley Astronomy Series,

Everything Matters: Tin - Livestream - 11/11/2020 07:00 PM

Thursday, 11/12/2020
ML Basics 1: Linear Regression Models Workshop - 11/12/2020 12:00 PM
Magnimind Academy,

November LASER Event - Music from Other Worlds - Livestream - 11/12/2020 12:00 PM
LASER Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous,

Houseplant Care and Maintenance - Livestream - 11/12/2020 03:00 PM
UC Botanical Garden,

History and Mystery of the Refuge and the Bay - Livestream - 11/12/2020 05:00 PM
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge,

SFBBO Birdy Hour Talk: Nineteen Seasons of Nest Box Monitoring (Part 2) - 11/12/2020 06:00 PM
Sa n Francisco Bay Bird Observatory,

Hardcore Natural History: Small But Mighty: Monarch Butterfly Migration and Overwintering - 11/12/2020 06:30 PM
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove

After Dark Online: Animal Intelligence - Livestream - 11/12/2020 07:00 PM

NightSchool: Heartless, Brainless, Lungless - Livestream - 11/12/2020 07:00 PM
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

The Debate about Dark Matter: Is the Matter Settled? - Livestream - 11/12/2020 07:30 PM
Bay Area Skeptics,

Friday, 11/13/2020
Past, Present and Future on the Bay Area Ridge Trail - Livestream - 11/13/2020 12:00 PM
Peninsula Open Space Trust,

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Seminar - Livestream - 11/13/2020 12:00 PM
institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics,

Saturday, 11/14/2020
Virtual Humpback Whale Soirée - HUMPBACK WHALE SONGS AND THE SEARCH FOR ALIEN INTELLIGENCE - Livestream - 11/14/2020 07:00 PM
Greater Farallones Marine Sanctuary,

Virtual Telescope Viewing - Livestream - 11/14/2020 09:00 PM
Chabot Space and Science Center,

Sunday, 11/15/2020
Butterflies of the World - Livestream - 11/15/2020 11:00 AM
UC Botanical Garden,

Deep-Sea Corals: Denizens of the Twilight Zone, and Silent Recorders of the Ocean’s Changing Ecology - Livestream - 11/15/2020 01:30 PM
Seymour Science Center,

Monday, 11/16/2020
Rivers, Time, and Collaborative Research - Livestream - 11/16/2020 09:00 AM

The fall and rise of the mass on a spring - Livestream - 11/16/2020 02:30 PM
UC Berkeley,

CIRTIS People and Robots Seminar - Livestream - 11/16/2020 04:00 PM
UC Berkeley,

Astronomy Geneology Project - Livestream - 11/16/2020 04:00 PM
What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University,

UC Berkeley Physics Colloquium - Livestream - 11/16/2020 04:15 PM
UC Berkeley,
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