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USGS (Scientist Emeritus) Tom Suchanek will examine:

– The frequency of extreme and unpredictable weather events is increasing.
– What are the effects of an increase or decrease in carbon emissions?
– What is scientific research projecting for the future of climate change?

The free public lecture will take place on June 22, 2017, at 7:00 pm on the USGS Menlo Park Campus (345 Middlefield Ave.) in Rambo Auditorium.

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USGS evening public lecture on May 25 focuses on Hayward Fault Zone

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USGS research geophysicist Janet Watt will give a talk titled Underwater Secrets of the Hayward Fault Zone on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 pm. The free and open to the pubic lecture will be given at Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Menlo-Atherton Bears advance to national finals of world’s largest rocket contest

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The Menlo-Atherton Bears rocket team — Giles Beebe, Finn Bjerknes, and Zach Furman — has qualified to compete in the national finals of the 15th annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The team will face 99 of the top rocketry teams from across the country to vie  for the national championship on May 13 at Great […]

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Oak Knoll School hosts STEAM event with all kinds of hands-on projects

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Last Wednesday evening (April 26th), it was STEAM on the Knoll at Oak Knoll Elementray School in Menlo Park, an event that provided hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math projects for the whole family. Emails Alicia Payton-Miyazaki, the Menlo Park City School District’s science and math teacher on special assignment serving as an in-house professional developer and curriculum lead: […]

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Secret lives of life’s molecules explored at SLAC lecture on April 11

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SLAC scientist Raymond Sierra will present Caught on Camera: The Secret Lives of Life’s Molecules in Panofsky Auditorium on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm. For decades, scientists have been working to understand the building blocks of life by studying the structures of proteins and other large biological molecules. Using clever tricks with microscopes, electrons, […]

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“Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My!” is next USGS lecture

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Grant Hilderbrand, Chief of the Marine Ecosystems Office, USGS Alaska Science Center will give this free public lecture on March 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in Rambo Auditorium Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Science Night returns to the Menlo Park Library on March 30

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On Thursday, March 30, the Menlo Park Library will be hosting its fourth Science Night for adults, teens, and elementary school-aged children. Displays and hands-on activities will be supplied by organizations including the National Weather Service, Marine Mammal Center, USGS Library, Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, Marine Science Institute, Beekeepers’ Guild of San Mateo […]

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“Geology Up-Close” is USGS public lecture on Feb. 23

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USGS Geologists Leslie Hayden and Diane Moore, USGS Research Geologist Kathryn Watt, USGS Research Hydrologist Marjorie Schulz, and USGS Research Geophysicist Lara Stern will present this free public lecture on February 23, 2017, at 7:00 pm. The location is Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Taking down a giant: 699 tons of SLAC’s Accelerator removed for upgrade

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For the first time in more than 50 years, a door that is opened at the western end of the historic linear accelerator at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory casts light on four empty walls stretching as far as the eye can see. This end of the linac – a full kilometer […]

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Spotted: Science in action at Hillview Middle School

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Hillview Middle School held its annual science fair this past week. Over 100 students worked on about 70 projects, some as two-person teams. Eighth grader Maya presented Silence in Space. Photo by Gina Hart (c) 2017

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Galaxy Clusters is topic of public lecture at SLAC on Jan. 31

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SLAC Research Scientist Eli Rykoff will give a talk titled Galaxy Clusters and the Life and Death of the Universe at the Kavli Auditorium (Building 51) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 7:30 pm. Seated is limited to 150; overflow will be directed to other rooms to watch the live steam. The […]

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