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Meet Hannah Pollek, who’s helping put the pieces of a giant telescope camera together

At 8:00 am each morning, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) camera’s integration and testing team shuffles into a conference room at  SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park to orchestrate the day’s activities. Hannah Pollek is a relative newcomer to the team, but she joined at an exciting time. Within the year, barring any […]

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USGS free public lecture looks at sea level rise and coastal erosion on Nov. 21

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Art meets science when Lisa Rosenberg tackles “A Different Physics: The Poetics of Discovery”

How do poetic and scientific exploration create access and insight between domains? Can art created within the worlds of science and technology broaden expectations and possibilities for engagement? Formally trained in physics and poetry, Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg looks at the processes of inquiry and making, with a lens of commonality and shared territory […]

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SLAC talk about “the quark discoveries” set for Oct. 14

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the quark discovery, SLAC will host a special colloquium on Monday, Oct. 14 from 3:30-4:30 pm. SLAC’s Martin Breidenbach, who as an early-career physicist at MIT contributed to the discovery, will go back in time and share his firsthand account of those exciting times in particle physics and some […]

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Retired SLAC physicist Gregory Loew writes a book about The Human Condition

We arrived at Gregory Loew’s home in Atherton to talk about his new book, The Human Condition: Reality, Science and History, but our conversation was initially derailed by the news that Steph Curry had purchased a home a couple of houses away for $31 million. “It’s crazy because I paid $67,000,” Gregory chuckled, admitting that was a […]

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Remembering the Loma Prieta Earthquake 30 Years Later on Oct. 10

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“Bats in the West” is USGS lecture topic on Sept. 26

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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on Sept. 26

Science Night is back! Come to the Menlo Park Library  for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Presenters include: -Hiller Aviation Museum -SRI International -Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo -Beetlelady -Midpen Media Center -M-A Robotics -Tsquared […]

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Spotted: NASA hosts Anna Eshoo and Nancy Pelosi at Women’s Equality Day event

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, astronaut Megan McArthur and several special guests, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, took part in a Women’s Equality Day event yesterday (Aug. 26) at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Call to Leadership: A Celebration of Women Leaders was organized by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.  Bridenstine […]

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USGS evening public lecture on Aug. 29 looks at Pliocene World

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