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Sunday, October 26

Bay Area Science Festival 2014: Free Events | Sunday, Oct. 26
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Science Festival 2014: Free Events | Sunday, Oct. 26

Free Events on Sunday, October 26, 2014

9 am: Wright Canyon Hike - Clayton
9 am: Science @ Farmers Markets - Oakland
10 am: BioBlitzing at Muir Woods -  Mill Valley
10 am: Wetland Tour - Alviso
Noon: Hawk Talk & Banding Demo - Sausalito
Noon: Marin Headland’s Native Plants - Sausalito
1:30 pm: Invented in San Francisco …

Win Tix: “Bay Area Science Festival” Electronic Music Celebration | Stanford
Sunday, October 26 – 1:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Bing Concert Hall
“Bay Area Science Festival” Electronic Music Celebration | Stanford

A one-night-only concert at Bing auditorium celebrating the birth of electronic music (pioneered at Stanford’s acoustical research department). The event also features a science fair showcasing the latest student research and can explore artifacts and hands-on exhibits from the archives of the Center for Computer …

2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Virtual Reality Demo | 2014
Sunday, October 26 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Virtual Reality Demo | 2014

At Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, researchers use virtual reality (VR) to study the behavioral effects of immersive media.
Free, but an RSVP is required. RSVPs are now sold out. Tour is limited to 20 attendees.
Visitors should be prepared to walk a virtual plank, fly around a virtual …

Monday, October 27

RSVP Deadline: “Pancakes & Politics” November Ballot Talk | SF
Monday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
RSVP Deadline:

Pancakes & Politics is an informal San Francisco community discussion of what’s next to every voting box on the November 4th ballot. It’ll be happening on Nov 2– but first, they must know– can you participate?
The deadline to RSVP is October 27, 2014. Don’t miss …

Tuesday, October 28

2014 Bay Area Science Festival: Free Events | Tuesday, Oct. 28
Tuesday, October 28 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Bay Area Science Festival: Free Events | Tuesday, Oct. 28

Free events on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2 pm: Science @ Farmers Markets -  Berkeley
3 pm: Thinking Sound - Berkeley
3:30 pm: SFPUC’s New Sustainable Headquarter Tour -  San Francisco
6 pm: Boy on Ice: Concussion & Sports - Menlo Park

Wednesday, October 29

2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Trivia Night | SoMa
Wednesday, October 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
2014 Bay Area Science Fest: Trivia Night | SoMa

Ready to put your science smarts to the test? Ask a Scientist will be celebrating the Bay Area Science Festival the best way they know how — with a boisterous science trivia contest hosted by Robin Marks of Discovery Street Tours.
It’s just like a pub …

Thursday, October 30

2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30
Thursday, October 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| San Francisco Bay Area
2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30

Free events on Thursday, October 30, 2014

3 pm: Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour - San Francisco
6:30 pm: GMOs in Sustainable Food - Berkeley
7 pm: Faster, Higher, and Stronger: Sports Science and Super-Athletes – Oakland
7 pm: Stem Cell Awareness Day: Research and Applications – San Jose

Friday, October 31

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Saturday, November 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Experiments, Games & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Limited parking available for $10
| AT&T Park
Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Experiments, Games & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this free science extravaganza from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
In past years, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, …

Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Exhibits, Experiments & Games | North Bay
Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Bay Area Science Fest 2014: Exhibits, Experiments & Games | North Bay

Discovery Day – North Bay at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa will be a hands-on science extravaganza full of fun activities for all ages from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Over 10,000 people are expected to attend this North …

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, November 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

The locations is yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Tuesday, November 4

Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF
Tuesday, November 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| RockIT CoLabs
Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF

Every first Monday of the month, RockIT CoLabs offers up their space for free co-working all day from 9 am to 6 pm (day passes are normally $10). Free, but an RSVP is required. Co-working can give you a motivational boost if you are trying to kick ...

Wednesday, November 5

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, November 5 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Saturday, November 8

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, November 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Wednesday, November 19

Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF
Wednesday, November 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture at Randall Museum | SF

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum on the third Wednesday of every month, ...

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, November 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop
Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple ...

Friday, November 21

Exploratorium’s Helix Happy Hour | Peninsula
Friday, November 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to Helix is pay what you wish
| Helix by Exploratorium
Exploratorium's Helix Happy Hour | Peninsula

Part science museum, part retail space, and part community center, the Helix, presented by the Exploratorium, is located in Los Altos and engages with the local community to create programs for all ages. Every third Friday of the month from 6-8 pm, Helix hosts an adults-only Happy Hour ...

Saturday, November 22

Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay
Saturday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Joseph D. Grant County Park
Star Party: Dark Skies & Big Telescopes | South Bay

Sunset is at 4:53 pm and the gates close at 9 pm.
The winter star parties will be held at Telescope Row.
From the Grant Park entrance station, follow the main park road for 0.5 miles to a turning circle. Telescope Row is located to the left, beyond …

Monday, November 24

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, November 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Friday, November 28

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, November 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

Saturday, November 29

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
Saturday, November 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Secret Location (SF)
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

Please note, the location has yet to be determined. Please check back closer to the date for an update on the location.

Tuesday, December 2

Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF
Tuesday, December 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| RockIT CoLabs
Free Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF

Every first Monday of the month, RockIT CoLabs offers up their space for free co-working all day from 9 am to 6 pm (day passes are normally $10). Free, but an RSVP is required. Co-working can give you a motivational boost if you are trying to kick ...

Wednesday, December 3

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, December 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Saturday, December 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, December 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...