Science

Science Made Fun comes to Menlo Park Library on Jan. 31

Step back in time to the days of Newton on January 31 from 4:00to 5:00 pm at the Menlo Park Library. Kids who are in grades 1-5 get a hands-on look at inertia and motion, discover gravity, and have fun as we learn about Newton’s universal laws of motion. Register online in advance for this […]

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“Making Waves in a Superconductor” is free public lecture at SLAC on Jan. 29

Staff scientist Giacomo Coslovich will give a talk titled “Making Waves in a Superconductor” on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at 7:30 pm at SLAC’s Panofsky Auditorium, Science and User Support Building (B53). Superconductors are materials in which electric current flows freely, without resistance. They are used to create the powerful magnetic fields needed to operate […]

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“Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” is topic of SLAC talk on Jan. 24

Ge Wang will present the first talk in the Art Meets Science at SLAC Lecture Series, “Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime!” on Jan. 24, from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC, to be followed by a reception. What is the nature of design, and the meaning it holds in human […]

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Menlo Park Library goes full “STEAM” ahead for 2019

Through the end of May, the Menlo Park Library is amping up its free programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Both library locations will be offering several special events each month for various age groups. Evening and weekend school assembly-style events will include “instrument petting zoos,” a pop-up paleontology museum, and exciting science […]

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USGS public lecture on Nov. 29 looks at endangered songbird

The free lecture takes place in Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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M-A’s new STEAM building is officially opened

The brand new, two-story Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) building, or S-wing, officially opened on the Menlo-Atherton High School campus on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 30). The M-A Choir led by Patrick Maier got things going with a rousing rendition of Steam sung to the melody of Dream by Johnny Mercer. A sample: “STEAM, […]

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“Post-Fire Debris-Flow Early Warning” is USGS public lecture on Oct. 25

Dennis M. Staley and Jason W. Kean, USGS Landslide Hazards Program, and Mark Jackson, National Weather Service – Los Angeles will talk about: Post-re debris flows can initiate after only a few minutes of intense rain, and during the first storm following wildfire. Early warning systems must provide sufficient time to make informed decisions and […]

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Science Night returns to Menlo Park Library on Sept. 27

Science Night is back! Come to the Menlo Park Library  on Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for an evening of fun and exploration aimed at adults, teens and elementary school-aged children alike. Scheduled participants include: – Bay Area Discovery Museum – SRI – NorCal Bats – San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory – San […]

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USGS evening lecture on Sept. 27 focuses on 1868 Hayward earthquake

The free, open-to-the-public lecture, which will be given by USGS Research Geophysicist Tom Brother, takes place on Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm in the Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Upcoming USGS evening lecture looks at what’s happening with the Kilauea Volcano

“What on Earth is going on at Kilauea Volcano?” is the title of a talk by USGS Research Geophysicist Kyle Anderson on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in USGS’s Rambo Auditorium/Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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USGS public lecture focuses on Iron Mountain and acid mine drainage

USGS Research Chemist Charles Alpers will give a free public lecture on July 26 at 7:00 pm in Rambo Auditorium of the USGS Menlo Park campus, 345 Middlefield Road.

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