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Bay Area Science Festival 2013, Oct. 24 – Nov. 2

The Bay Area celebrates science like never before! This exciting festival features a wide range of science & technology activities – lectures, exhibitions, debates, workshops and much more – at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area.
Events include …

Discovery Days at AT&T Park 
- Special Early Entry for UCSF Families!
Saturday, November 2, 11am-4pm, San Francisco,

UCSF families can enter the event at 10:30, a half hour before the public opening, by showing UCSF ID at the Portwalk Gate entrance.

This free event will be packed with over 150 hands-on activities, performances, interactive demonstrations and family-oriented science entertainment hosted by science organizations from across the Bay Area. UCSF will be hosting over 20 hands-on health and science booths. ATT Park is easily accessible by public transportation. Limited $2.50 flat fee surface lot parking at UCSF Mission Bay Campus 4th Street parking lot. Provide the 2.50 fee at a pay station (accepts cash, coin or credit cards) to display fee ticket dashboard.

Are you ready to unleash your inner scientist?
View our full festival schedule. http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/

The Moth: The Big Bang
Monday, October 28th, 7:30pm, $45-25
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley

The Moth is an acclaimed NPR storytelling show. Join The Moth for explosive tales of discovery, creation and chaos, where eruptions in the laboratory of mind or spirit (eureka!) yield fiery results. Storytellers include Mythbuster Adam Savage, biophysicist Cristoph Koch, and many more.

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Friday November 8th, 7pm, Free
NASA Ames Research Center
200 Dailey Road, Building 152, Room 171, Mountain View

“Good morning, Earth.” That is how Colonel Chris Hadfield—writing on Twitter—woke up the world every day while living aboard the International Space Station for over five months. Since blasting off from Kazakhstan in December 2012, Hadfield has become a worldwide sensation, harnessing the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions and infusing a sense of wonder into the collective consciousness not felt since man first walked on the moon. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” by the BBC, Hadfield—now safely back on Earth—continues to bring the glory of science and space travel to everyone he encounters. He will discuss how to think like an astronaut, and that might change, completely, how you view life on Earth.

Moderated by Mythbuster Adam Savage

Radiolab Live - 8pm, $65-35
11/12/2013 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
11/13/2013 Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Cupertino, CA
11/17/2013 Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA

Cataclysmic destruction. Surprising survival. Radiolab, the popular NPR science podcast, returns to the festival with a new live show on the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow. With their signature blend of storytelling, science, and music, hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich romp through hundreds of millions of years of history to arrive at the end, again and again. Reggie Watts joins the show to provide his raucous brand of comedy. With a cinematic live score created before your eyes by On Fillmore and Noveller, the evening will be a thought- provoking and laughter-inducing dance on the grave of our inevitable demise.


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