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East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Closed: Cafe Valparaiso | 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

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CANCELLED: East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

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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 topics each time and encouraging audience questions during and after the event.

Looking at the Sun

  • Solar flares, the GRIPS telescope & adventures in Antarctica with Nicole Duncan

UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab (SSL) built a telescope to better understand how the largest flares accelerate particles. The Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) instrument used the world’s most advanced germanium detectors to detect gamma-rays from flares.

The team travelled to Antarctica in Dec 2015 to launch the telescope and recover the data. Join this month’s East Bay café to learn more about solar flares, the GRIPS telescope and the Antarctic adventure to launch it.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: East Bay, Geek Event, Lectures & Workshops
Address: 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA