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A Winter Solstice Meteor Shower
By - posted 12/18/2016

The annual Ursid meteor shower always peaks near the time of the December winter solstice. The Ursid shower will have to contend with the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon across the weekend and in the days ahead. This shower favors the more northerly latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Even more...

The Biggest Supermoon over SF in 70 Years
By - posted 11/13/2016

The closest full moon since 1948 is coming up on November 14th. Technically the moon reaches its full phase very early on the morning of November 14th. But don’t worry, for taking photographs and just watching in awe the moon should be big, bright and equally awesome to watch on both more...

AT&T Park’s Free Science Festival
By - posted 11/3/2016

AT&T Park is transformed into a science wonderland for the concluding event of the Bay Area Science Festival – a free science extravaganza. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, more...

Legalize It? Ask an Expert.
By - posted 9/5/2016

As California voters decide on a legalization ballot measure this November, international author and expert, Chris Conrad, will introduce his newest book and speak about the versatile cannabis plant, medical marijuana, and the newly emerging multi-billion dollar industry in legalized nonmedical marijuana and industrial hemp. The Newbies Guide to Cannabis & more...

The Biggest Meteor Shower of 2016
By - posted 8/11/2016

It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high as 200 per hour  – as long more...

AT&T’s 2016 Shape Tech Expo
By - posted 7/16/2016

If you’re interested in tech and innovation, then AT&T’s brand new “Shape” Tech Expo will be perfect for you. Browse over 50 tech exhibits, listen to speakers like Jared Leto and Nate Silver and explore robots, smart cities, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the latest groundbreaking technology on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Shape: more...

Become a Gadget Tester for Google
By - posted 6/22/2016

Do you like playing with the latest gadgets? Or getting an exclusive sneak peek at new tech and products before anyone else? If so, Google is looking for you. And no need to be tech-savvy. Through an official partnership with Funcheap, you can participate in an official Google user study taking place more...

See The Future of Crazy Flying Robots
By - posted 4/10/2016

After their first take-off in Switzerland around 12 years ago, electric powered quadrotors and multi-copters have become a highly desired toy and professional tool for many applications. Flying Robots Symposium Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – 4:00 pm Mezzanine | 444 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA Free, but an RSVP is required. Advanced autonomous flying robots more...

Bay Area Free Tech & Design Festival 2016
By - posted 3/21/2016

Embrace your curiosity and experience something new during the first-ever Bay Area #OffCampus festival, as General Assembly opens up some of SF’s most engaging spaces for week’s worth of interactive tech and design workshops, panels, and tastings. #OffCampus Tech & Design Fest March 21-25, 2016 General Assembly & Other Venues, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required for more...

The Stars Align (Seriously)
By - posted 1/25/2016

If you’ve been waiting for the stars to align, you’re in luck! Well, it’s actually the planets that have aligned, but no matter. All five bright planets will appear together in the morning sky from about January 20 to February 20, 2016.  Keep in mind – you’ll need to be up early more...

The Northern Lights in the Bay Area?
By - posted 12/26/2015

So you’re saying there’s a “chance…” Due to a massive solar eruption about to hit earth, you might notice power fluctuations, radio blackouts and even GPS might be affected. But more importantly, there’s a small chance that it could make the Northern Lights visible in the Bay Area in the final days of more...

Geminids Meteor Shower in a Moonless Sky
By - posted 12/13/2015

Stargazers look directly up tonight (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2015 Geminid meteor shower are expected to be on December 13-14 (night of December 13 till more...

Star Wars Lightsaber Battle Rehearsal
By - posted 12/13/2015

The Golden Gate Knights, a group of Star Wars fans and lightsaber battle experts will be running through their final practice class in advance of performances all over San Francisco next week when Star Wars VII opens. The practice performance day takes place at LEVYStudio and we’re told the public is more...

‘Tis the Season for Star Wars
By - posted 12/2/2015

Okay, how excited are you about the new Star Wars movie coming out on December 18? We know we are! Get your Jedi kicks all month long this holiday season with geeky lectures and a fantastical art show, test your knowledge with a Star Wars quiz, and top it all off more...

Leonids Meteor Shower
By - posted 11/14/2015

The Leonids is an average shower, producing an average of up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. In 2015 the expected peak mornings are November 17 and 18. That’s the morning (not the evening) of the 17th and 18th. Fortunately, the waxing moon won’t jeopardize the view of this more...