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This event is curated by the Bay Area Science Festival as part of their year-round calendar of science events.

The festival takes place each fall with 10 days of science and technology lectures, games, exhibits, workshops and hands-on activities all over the Bay Area. 

> Find tons more Bay Area science events at bayareascience.org

Friday, December 15

Restoring Habitat for San Francisco’s Rare Endemic Manzanitas | Presidio
Friday, December 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Natural Resources Building
Restoring Habitat for San Francisco's Rare Endemic Manzanitas | Presidio

San Francisco hosts two of the rarest manzanitas in the world: Raven’s Manzanita (Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii) and Franciscan Manzanita (Arctostaphylos franciscana). These endangered species grew together in a distinct maritime chaparral habitat that once covered the serpentine hilltops of San Francisco. Their story is …

Tuesday, December 19

ExoComets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t | SF
Tuesday, December 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Amateur Astronomers
ExoComets: Now You See Them, Now You Don't | SF

Minor bodies such as Kuiper Belt Objects, comets and asteroids constitute the rocky, icy debris left over from the planet building phase of our solar system. The existence of reservoirs of small rocky bodies (i.e. asteroids/planetesimals) in orbit around young stellar systems is now well …

Wednesday, December 20

Wonderfest: Ask a Science Envoy| SF
Wednesday, December 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and donations are highly encouraged.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park
Wonderfest: Ask a Science Envoy| SF

Wonderfest Science Envoys are early-career researchers with special communication skills and aspirations. Following short talks on provocative modern science topics, these four Envoys will answer your questions with insight and enthusiasm:

UC Berkeley’s Carina Cheng on “Observing the Night Sky” – What kinds of astronomical objects …

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