Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: Will the 21st Century be the Time We Discover Life Beyond Earth? in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College.
Dr. Tarter is a pioneer leading the effort to search for signals from civilizations among the stars. The 21st century will be the century of biology on our planet. Dr. Tarter believes that this idea will be extended beyond the surface of our world and that we may soon have the first opportunity to study biology that developed on other worlds. The techniques we will need are different, depending on whether we are searching for microbes or mathematicians, but both are within reach.
Dr. Jill Tarter holds the Bernard Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute, serves on the management board for the Allen Telescope Array, is President Emeritus of the Board of the California Academy of Sciences and continues to make groundbreaking contributions to the worlds of science, education, and the arts. Jodie Foster portrayed a fictionalized version of Dr. Tarter in the film Contact.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to locate parking.
Parking lots 1 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the theatre. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in student parking lots. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change.
Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, 94022
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Campus Map (PDF) — Smithwick Theater, 1000
Over 100 of the top yo-yo competitors will compete in the 20th Annual Bay Area Classic Yo Yo Contest on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The free to view Contest will be held at the Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose.
9:00 AM – 12:30: Prelims
12:30 – 1:00 PM: Break / On Stage Demo’s
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Finals, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 1A (in this order)
4:00 – 5:00 PM: Awards
Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest 2017
Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way
San Jose, 95110
Admission to the contest is free
Admission to the museum is $15.00
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Public parking ($5-$7) available in lots on Woz Way, Auzerais Street, and Almaden Boulevard. Additional downtown parking information.
Public Transit information.
Capitol Drive-In will be showing Purple Rain free at their San Jose theater on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Gates open Saturday night at 11:00 pm and the movie will start at midnight.
Capitol 6 Drive-In Theater
3630 Hillcap Ave., San Jose 95136
Middle and high school aged students in the Bay Area pit their home-made autonomous robots (no remote controls allowed) against each other in the Northern California BotBall tournament Saturday, April 16, 2016. Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program and document robots in a hands-on project.
The robot’s actions are based on information from the sensors, combined with the computer program (C, C++, and Java) written by the students in advance. Botball robots are completely autonomous and rely on this computer programming to start, stop, and maneuver on the game board.
The free to watch tournament begins… more
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 is Free Cone Day at participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in the Bay Area.
Since 1979, it’s Ben & Jerry’s way to celebrate and say thanks to their fans for another year of support.
Find a participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop here.
Friday, April 1, 2016 is free admission day at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History; no fooling.
Exhibits include a touch pool with live local intertidal plants and animals.
Also, the Native Peoples of Santa Cruz exhibit explores life in Santa Cruz prior to the arrival of Europeans. Examples of native basketry, beadwork and stone implements can be found throughout the exhibit.
The Museum celebrated its 110th anniversary, opening August 21, 1905.
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
1305 East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, 95062
Friday, April 1, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, Tom Abel, Ph.D., will discuss How Things in the Universe Came About & How They Ended Up Within Us, an illustrated, non-technical free lecture in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.
Dr. Abel will cover the early stages of the universe, using the latest computer animations of how the first stars formed and died, and how stars built up the first galaxies… more