BayAstro – Events of Week of 10/12/2020 and Beyond

The BayAstro group publishes announcements of interesting events related to astronomy and aerospace in the San Francisco Bay Area. This can include events such as astronomy and interesting physical science lectures, club meetings, star parties, air shows and other events of interest mostly to amateur astronomers and science enthusiasts. Many thanks to Ken Lum, who created this event listing.
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Due to concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 virus, some events have been or may be cancelled. Many venues will be closed perhaps until the end of the year. Other events may offer online links and connections. To check on the status of a given event, check their website for updates.
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Monday, 10/12/20 6:30 PM

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension
Sign up at weblink below.

Slugs and Steins: From the Emergence of Planets to the Destiny of Black Holes – Livestream

Three most frequently asked big-picture questions by the general public are: 1) are we alone?, 2) what is going on inside black holes?, and 3) what happened before the big bang? While there is no shortage of philosophical speculation, scientifically-proven insights of these age-old profound and fundamental conundrums remain elusive. Nevertheless, they have stimulated rapid advancements in some subsidiary areas of astronomy over the past few decades. In this talk Professor Lin will highlight two frontiers of discovery in planetary and gravitational-wave astrophysics. After a brief overview on milestone observational findings in the search for extra-solar planets, remote sensing of their cradles, and solar system exploration, he will accentuate some paradigm changes in our theoretical understanding of how planets formed. He will also discuss how these new concepts may be applied to decipher clues and to extrapolate implications on the evolution of black holes from the recent detection of gravitational waves.

Speaker: Douglas Lin, UC Santa Cruz

Register at weblink to obtain connection information.

Website: https://calendar.ucsc.edu/event/slugs_and_steins_from_the_emergence_of_planets_to_the_destiny_of_black_holes_with_professor_douglas_lin#.X3qZBC9h2YU

Cost: Free

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

Osher Life-long Learning Institute, SF State

Introductory Class: Being a Tourist in the Solar System and the Galaxy – Livestream

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

* 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!

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

Other Dates For This Event:
• Tuesday, 10/13/20
• Tuesday, 10/20/20
• Tuesday, 10/27/20
• Tuesday, 11/03/20

Kathy Bruin
Email: olli@sfsu.edu

Website: https://www.campusce.net/sfsu/course/course.aspx?C=662&pc=94&mc=&sc=

Cost: $70

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Tuesday, 10/13/20 3:30 PM

Whole Earth Seminars
UC Santa Cruz

The Perseverance rover on the Mars 2020 mission launched on July 30 and is set for a rendezvous with Mars in February 2021. The rover will land in Jezero crater to search for signs of ancient microbial life and select samples for eventual return to Earth. In this talk I’ll give an overview of what we know about the geomorphology and mineralogy of Jezero from orbital data, a preview of how we might test current hypotheses for the geological and astrobiological history of the region with the rover, and an example of the sample suite that we might expect to return.

Speaker: Briony Horgan, Purdue University

See weblink for connection/location information

Website: https://eps.ucsc.edu/news-events/whole-earth-seminars/fall-2020.html

Cost: Free

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Tuesday, 10/13/20
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center

An Evening Cruise to the Center of the Milky Way (and back) – Livestream

We’ve all be stuck at home recently, so what better way to escape than taking a cruise to the center of the Milky Way! Our luxury space liner will speed us out of the solar system with barely a nod to the laws of physics, and marvel at alien worlds, newborn stars and cosmic death rays. Finally we will take a deep dive towards the hidden monster at the very heart of our galaxy before blasting back to Earth and home in time for bed.
Speaker: Simon Steel, SETI
Streamed on Facebook Live.

Website: https://chabotspace.org/calendar/an-evening-cruise-to-the-center-of-the-milky-way-and-back

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChabotSpace

Cost: Free

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Wednesday, 10/14/20 7:00 PM

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series

The Hunt for Dark Matter in the Universe: New Experiments – Livestream

Astronomers today understand that the universe is full of a mysterious substance they call “dark matter” (because it doesn’t give off any light or other radiation we can detect.) Dr. Shutt will discuss the motivation behind the multi-decade, world-wide effort to test the idea that dark matter is in the form of particles as small as a neutrino but as heavy as an atom. He will describe the experiment he is involved with, that uses 7 tons of liquefied Xenon to measure how these particles interact with normal matter. This LUX-ZEPLIN Experiment will begin taking data shortly and should provide the most sensitive test yet for this elusive ingredient of the universe.

Speaker: Tom Shutt, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

YouTube link

Website: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=silicon+valley+astronomy+lecture+series

Cost: Free

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Thursday, 10/15/20
05:00 PM – 06:30 PM

Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley

The National Laboratory in Space to Benefit Life on Earth – Livestream

This year we are celebrating 20 years of continuous human presence in space, onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Did you know that the ISS is a U.S. National Laboratory? The ISS National Lab is accessible to commercial companies, entrepreneurs and startups, and academic and government institutions for groundbreaking science, technology, and innovation across a diverse range of fields, including fundamental and translational research in the life sciences, physical sciences, remote sensing, technology development, and education. This talk will focus on how researchers and companies are taking advantage of the unique environment onboard the ISS to benefit life on Earth and return value to the nation.

Speaker: Miki Sode, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Register at weblink to obtain connection information

Website: http://cafescipa.org/upcoming-event/

Cost: Free

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Friday, 10/16/20 7:00 PM

Tri-Valley Stargazers

Solar System Dynamics and the Triggering of the Martian Planet-Encircling Dust Storm of 2018 – Livestream

The Martian planet-encircling dust storm of 2018 began as a vigorous regional storm, localized within the Acidalia storm track, in early June of 2018 (Ls~185°). In typical Martian regional dust storms, dust may be lifted to altitudes of up to about 45 km; however, in the triggering regional storm of 2018, dust was lofted quite rapidly to altitudes above 70 km. Mars Climate Sounder observations of the Martian atmosphere obtained during the earliest days of the storm document the presence of an intensified, regional-scale, meridional overturning circulation at that time. We will review and highlight the MCS observations that support this conclusion.

The strengthened Hadley circulation revealed by the MCS observations is consistent with predictions made in earlier theoretical and modeling studies of orbit-spin coupling. The orbit-spin coupling hypothesis describes and quantifies an exchange of angular momentum between the “reservoirs” of the orbital motion and the rotational motion of a planet. In this process, the angular momentum of a planetary atmosphere may be intermittently augmented, or diminished, by torques arising due to the coupling. We will briefly describe both quantitative and qualitative aspects of the hypothesis. The deterministic nature of solar system dynamics enables the development of forecasts for future Martian dust storm seasons.

Recent work has shown that Martian global-scale dust storms preferentially occur at times when: 1) Mars is gaining orbital angular momentum, during the southern summer dust storm season, and 2) at times when the orbit-spin coupling torques are changing most rapidly. These two triggering modes account for the seasonal timing of all of the known Martian global-scale dust storms of the historic record since 1877. We will briefly review pertinent results of two century-long Martian global circulation model simulations that identify the expected consequences of the torques acting on the large-scale circulation of the Martian atmosphere. A strengthening of atmospheric meridional overturning circulations was noted, prior to simulated GDS events, in both of the prior modeling studies. The inclusion of orbit-spin coupling torques within Martian global circulation models thus clearly brings about an improved correspondence between numerical modeling results and atmospheric observations.

Speaker: Jim Shirley, Jet Propulsion Labs

This meeting will be held using the video conference utility Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to members. For non-members if you would like to join the meeting, please send an email to the club president asking for the meeting link and telling us a bit about your areas of interest in astronomy..

Website: https://www.trivalleystargazers.org
Register by sending email to: president@trivalleystargazers.org

Cost: Free

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Saturday, 10/17/20
04:00 PM – 05:30 PM

Wonderfest
ONLINE, Zoom [https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83436294025]

Wonderfest: Are We Alone? – Seeking Alien Civilizations – Livestream

A search is underway to find intelligent life in the universe. Can SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers detect radio, infrared, or optical signals from other civilizations? Current and future SETI projects, including the new $100-million Breakthrough Prize Foundation “Listen” project, may provide an answer.

Speaker: Dan Werthimer, UC Berkeley

Register at weblink for connection information

Website: https://wonderfest.org/seeking-alien-civilizations/

Cost: Free

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Saturday, 10/17/20
09:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center

Virtual Telescope Viewing – Livestream

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.

Other Dates For This Event:
• Saturday, 10/17/20
• Saturday, 10/24/20
• Saturday, 10/31/20
• Saturday, 11/07/20

RSVP on Facebook.below
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/314470296245037/?event_time_id=347804269578306

Cost: Free

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Tuesday, 10/20/20
12:30 PM – 02:15 PM

Osher Life-long Learning Institute, SF State

Introductory Class: Being a Tourist in the Solar System and the Galaxy – Livestream

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

Other Dates For This Event:
• Tuesday, 10/13/20
• Tuesday, 10/20/20
• Tuesday, 10/27/20
• Tuesday, 11/03/20

Kathy Bruin
Email: olli@sfsu.edu

Website: https://www.campusce.net/sfsu/course/course.aspx?C=662&pc=94&mc=&sc=

Cost: $70

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Wednesday, 10/21/20
05:00 PM – 05:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Learn about exoplanets and the exciting search for Earth-like and potentially habitable worlds.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Wednesday, 10/21/20
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

UC Berkeley

Basic Science: The Overactive Earth – Livestream

Plate tectonics drives our dynamic planet, from earthquakes and volcanoes at surface subduction zones to convection deep in the mantle. A dynamic group of geologists and geophysicists discusses ways to study how the Earth operates, how it has changed over 4.5 billion years, and some unsolved mysteries.

Please register in advance. To access the presentation, join the Zoom meeting.

Michael Manga, Professor and Chair of Earth and Planetary Science, moderator

Roland Burgmann, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science

Claire Doody, doctoral candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Harriet Lau, Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Science

Website: https://basicscience2020.berkeley.edu

Cost: Free

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Wednesday, 10/21/20
05:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

We can’t see black holes, so how do we know they exist? I’ll discuss a few ways astronomers can infer their existence.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Wednesday, 10/21/20
06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Are we alone in the universe? Join us in a conversation with Frank Drake, an astronomer who has spent sixty years studying that cosmic question.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Wednesday, 10/21/20
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

SuperCryogenic Dark Matter Search Lab Tour – Livestream

Join the Pyle Research Group to view a state-of-the-art low temperature detector, see cool demos, and tour the lab. You’ll feel like you’re really there!

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Wednesday, 10/21/20 7:15 PM

San Francisco Amateur Astronomers

Finding Life on Other Worlds

Are we alone or do we share our solar system and galaxy with other forms of life? And how widespread are advanced civilizations with whom we could communicate? Right now we don’t have answers to these profound questions. But scientists are in hot pursuit. The technology of searching for life on other worlds has received a level of maturity where the first definitive evidence of extraterrestrial life could come in the very near future.

Bob will explore three different roads for detecting life beyond Earth:

• Launching robotic spacecraft to discover life on Mars or other worlds in our solar system
• Deploying large telescopes to detect the chemical signatures of life in the atmospheres of planets orbiting other stars
• Using various techniques to pick up signals from advanced civilizations or to find evidence of their technological activities
This talk will be loosely based on Bob’s cover story he wrote for the September 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine and an accompanying web article about what kinds of planets might be the hosts for life.

Speaker: Robert Naeye, Science Journalist

See weblink for connection information

Website: https://www.sfaa-astronomy.org/live-streamed-lectures/

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Thursday, 10/22/20
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

SETI Institute

SETI Talks – Radio Astronomy: The End of Big Dishes? – Livestream

Big-single dish radio astronomy observatories such as the 305-m Arecibo Observatory and the 500-m FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope) have made key breakthroughs in science, including the discovery of the first extrasolar planets. Recently, interferometric telescopes such as MeerKAT in South Africa, ASKAP (Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder), and CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) have opened up new observing windows. These experiments are all precursor to the SKA (Square Kilometer Array), whose construction will begin in 2021 and is expected to be the most sensitive radio telescope ever built.

Why this explosion of radio telescope projects?
What’s the scientific reasoning for building arrays separated across continents?
What challenges do astronomers and engineers face?
Finally, what kind of science are these arrays useful for and will SETI benefit from their capabilities?

To answer these questions, we invited two astronomers who have worked for years in the field of radio astronomy. Cherry Ng is a researcher at the Dunlap Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics in Canada. She has used the single-dish Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia and the CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) radio telescope for her research on neutron star and fast radio bursts. Evan Keane, an award-winning astrophysicist, works in time-domain radio astronomy and has been the Square Kilometer Array project scientist since 2015.

Cherry Ng and Evan Keane will describe their past, current and future work with radio telescopes, the potential of future facilities for their research and the SETI search.

Note change in start time from 9:45 AM to 10:00.

Website: https://www.seti.org/event/seti-talks-radio-astronomy-end-big-dishes

Cost: Free

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Thursday, 10/22/20
05:30 PM – 06:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Astronomy Talks: Lightning and Thunder – Using Light & Gravitational Waves to Study the Universe – Livestream

Combining light and gravitational waves to solve the biggest mysteries in astrophysics.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Thursday, 10/22/20
08:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Share the Night Sky – Livestream

Via radio/smartphone, Urban Astronomer Paul Salazar and KPOO-FM DJ Marilynn will broadcast/stream a guided tour of the Moon, planets, and constellations.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Bay Area Science Festival

Explore the Stanford Linear Accelerator Virtual Tour – Tour 1 – Livestream

Visit SLAC virtually through a live, guided tour

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Explore the Stanford Linear Accelerator Virtual Tour – Tour 2 – Livestream

Visit SLAC virtually through a live, guided tour

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Día de la Ciencia – Explorando el Universo: Imaginándose la Vida – Livestream

¿Alguna vez te imaginaste vida más allá de la Tierra? ¿Qué tipo de animales crees que existirían en otro planeta?

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Explore the Stanford Linear Accelerator Virtual Tour – Tour 3 – Livestream

Visit SLAC virtually through a live, guided tour

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Explore the Stanford Linear Accelerator Virtual Tour – Tour 3 – Livestream

Visit SLAC virtually through a live, guided tour

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Astronomy Talks: Pulsars – Nature’s Clocks – Livestream

A talk on the formation, evolution, and current research of Pulsars, which are remnants of stars that have exploded.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Friday, 10/23/20
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Big Astronomy Planetarium Show Live-Stream – Livestream

Explore the world-class observatories nestled in northern Chile’s mountains and learn why Chile, with its beautiful mountain ranges and clear cloudless skies, creates an ideal environment for studying the cosmos.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Understanding our Sun – Livestream

What do we know about the object at the center of our solar system? We’ll be tackling a variety of hot topics about our sun!

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Astronomy Talks: Quantum Mechanics vs General Relativity: Clash of the Titans – Livestream

Get an introductions into the extremely powerful theories of quantum mechanics and Einstein’s general relativity, and explain why the search to unify the two can ultimately lead to a single theory that describes the entire Universe.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Straw Rockets – Livestream

Launch paper rockets using the power of your breath and a straw.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
12:30 PM – 02:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

DESI High: Jóvenes aprendiendo Energía Oscura con datos directos del Telescopio – Livestream

DESI High es un ‘juego de química’ de cosmología moderna con datos directos del telescopio. ¡Aprende sobre la expansión del Universo, Energía Oscura y mas!

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
12:30 PM – 02:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

DESI High: Teaching Teenagers Dark Energy with Hot-off-the-Telescope Data! – Livestream

DESI High is a “chemistry set” of 21st century Cosmology for high schoolers, with hot-off-the-telescope data. Come learn about dark energy, python and data science!

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
01:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Straw Rockets – Livestream

Launch paper rockets using the power of your breath and a straw.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
02:00 PM – 02:30 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Straw Rockets – Livestream

Launch paper rockets using the power of your breath and a straw.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Science Cafe Mini-Talks in Astronomy – Livestream

Join our live session featuring 3 scientists recruited from around the country to give short 10-15 minute, accessible public talks about Astronomy. 5-10 minutes of Q&A with the public following each talk.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Saturday, 10/24/20
07:30 PM – 09:30 PM

Friends of Mt. Tam Astronomy Night

N~1: Alone in the Milky Way – Livestream

The Drake Equation famously “quantifies our ignorance” regarding the number, N, of advanced civilizations in our galaxy. Even though planets are plentiful, and even though life may be a natural – even common – product of cosmic chemistry, we Earthlings may represent the solitary galactic civilization capable of interstellar communication. I.e., perhaps N~1.

Pascal Lee, SETI Institute

Watch on the Mt Tam Astronomy Channel

Website: https://www.mttamastronomy.org/calendar

Cost: Free

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Saturday, 10/24/20
09:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Chabot Space and Science Center

Virtual Telescope Viewing – Livestream

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.

Other Dates For This Event:
• Saturday, 10/24/20
• Saturday, 10/31/20
• Saturday, 11/07/20
• Saturday, 11/14/20

Website: https://chabotspace.org/calendar/free-telescope-viewings/2020-10-03

Cost: Free

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Sunday, 10/25/20
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Astronomy Talks: Life on Other Planets – Livestream

The search for life on other worlds – from science fiction to science

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Sunday, 10/25/20
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Interacting with Light – Livestream

We will introduce cool optical concepts such as refraction, diffraction, and fiber optics through virtual demos and activities.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Sunday, 10/25/20
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Bay Area Science Festival

Lick Observatory: Ask an Astronomer – Livestream

Curious about astronomy? Ask your questions here! Join a live discussion with scientists at Lick Observatory, who will be answering public questions in a one-hour Zoom event.

Registration required at weblink

Website: https://www.bayareasciencefestival2020.org/schedule-tabbed-new/

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Monday, 10/26/20 4:00 PM

What Physicists Do @ Sonoma State University

Quantum Gravity – Livestream
Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Fischetti, McGill University

See weblink for Zoom information.

Website: http://phys-astro.sonoma.edu/wpd/wpdcurrent.shtml

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Monday, 10/26/20 4:15 PM

UC Berkeley

Proton and nuclear structure from the Standard Model – Livestream

Our understanding of the structure of matter, encapsulated in the Standard Model of particle physics, is that protons, neutrons, and nuclei emerge dynamically from the interactions of underlying quark and gluon degrees of freedom. I will describe how first-principles theory calculations have given us new insights into this structure, including recent predictions of the contributions of gluons to the pressure and shear distributions in the proton, which will be measurable for the first time at the planned Electron-Ion Collider.

I will also discuss studies of light nuclei which provide insights relevant to long-baseline neutrino experiments seeking to constrain the neutrino masses and mixing parameters, searches for evidence of the Majorana nature of neutrinos through neutrinoless double beta decay, and dark matter direct detection experiments. Finally, I will explain how provably exact machine learning algorithms are providing new possibilities in this field.

Speaker: Phiala Shanahan, Mass. Institute of Technology

Website: https://physics.berkeley.edu/news-events/events/20201026/proton-and-nuclear-structure-from-the-standard-model

Cost: Free

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