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Lawrence Hall of Science: Animal discovery room
June 13 – August 30, 2015 every day | 1:30-4 p.m. | Animal Discovery Room Lawrence Hall of Science

Harold the Gopher SnakeHow does warmer weather change an animal's appetite, behavior or coat? Meet a friendly new animal every 30 minutes in the Animal Discovery Room and discover the answers to these questions and more.

 Free with admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


Multimedia exhibit: Searching for other Earths
June 13 – August 30, 2015 every day | 2 p.m. | Planetarium Lawrence Hall of Science

Lawrence Hall of Science logoWhat is an exoplanet, and how do you find them? What is a transit and how did NASA's Kepler mission use them to discover more alien planets than ever before? Try hunting for exoplanets with some simulated data. Is another Earth out there? Come join our planetarium show to find out.

 $4, plus admission
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Exhibit: Paper, rock, pixels
May 26 – August 30, 2015 every day | Environmental Design Library, Wurster room 210 Wurster Hall

The exhibit Paper, Rock, Pixels revisits design projects after ten, twenty, fifty, or more years into their tenure as elements in the fabric of San Francisco. Drawings, plans, and models from the Environmental Design Archives are paired with contemporary photographs of residences, institutional buildings, commercial structures, and landscapes to see how they have responded to use and time.



Lawrence Hall of Science: Science fiction, science future
May 23 – September 7, 2015 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Guests marvel at acrylic digital panelsCuriosity, innovation and imagination underpin many scientific discoveries, just as science fiction stories do. Science Fiction | Science Future brings to life innovations and inventions that were once considered only possible in film and literature. You'll see how science and technology are advancing all the time, and changing the way we live.

 Free with admission
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Lawrence Hall of Science: Space, the final frontier
Wednesday, August 5 | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Is there life on other planets? Are there more Earths in our universe? Get up close and personal with some of the most exciting space explorations, as you find answers to these and other questions. Interact with planets in "Science On a Sphere®" or take to the stars in our Kepler-inspired Planetarium shows.

 Free with admission
Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5132.


Lawrence Hall of Science: Summer fun days
June 17 – August 19, 2015 every Wednesday | 12-2 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science

Family enjoying summer fun dayMake your Wednesdays "Summer Fun Days" with new, exciting events each week. Build structures with unlikely materials, witness high-flying stunts in our backyard, and come face to face with a real-life robot. All free with your admission—and perfect for family time or field trips!

 $10–$12
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Author talk: Sustainable Water
Thursday, August 6 | 6-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

Please join us for the launch of the new book, Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California. Eleven of the book's contributing authors will convene to discuss the state's most pressing water problems and possible solutions. The authors are preeminent engineers, planners, economists, ecologists, hydrologists, and policy makers. Together, they reveal both a rich view of California water and a promising vision for its future.



Music: We Became Owls and We Are The West
Thursday, August 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

We Became Owls and We are the WestEnjoy a concert under the towering redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden. Alternative-folk bands We Became Owls and We Are The West perform in the open air amphitheater. Picnics welcome.

 $15 Adult,  $12 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
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Music: Lindsey Stirling
Saturday, August 8 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Lindsey StirlingLindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over half a billion views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.


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Noon concert: Wind ensemble
Wednesday, August 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Wind ensemble performing on stageJoin us for a free concert in the Hertz Hall theater. The Wind Ensemble, directed by Robert Calonico, will perform Smith’s Emperata Overture, Chance’s Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Hazo’s Novo Lenio and Shostakovich’s Folk Dances.


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Music: Rob Reich Quintet and Redwood Tango
Thursday, August 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Enjoy a concert under the towering redwoods at the UC Botanical Garden. Eclectic chamber jazz and modern tango groups The Rob Reich Quintet and Redwood Tango Ensemble perform in the outdoor amphitheater. Picnics welcome.

 $15 Adult,  $12 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old,  Free under 5
BUY TICKETS HERE, CLICK "ONLINE"... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.

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Science@Cal: Black holes and neutron stars
Saturday, August 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Black holes and neutron stars are among the most extreme objects that we can observe today. Neutron stars are more massive than the sun, and yet smaller than many cities. Observing them allows us to study the laws of physics in conditions currently unattainable in laboratories on earth. Their huge density offers the opportunity to test our understanding of gravitational interactions in Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and of nuclear physics. Black holes are even more compact — so much so that even light cannot escape their gravitational attraction, and that they can only be observed through their effects on nearby gas, stars, and other black holes. Like neutron stars, black holes can be great laboratories to study gravity. In this talk, Francois Foucart, postdoctoral researcher at LBNL, will review the formation of black holes and neutron stars, how we observe these objects, and the impact of these observations on our understanding of gravity, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.



Music: Jackson Browne
Saturday, August 15 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007.


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