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Monday, July 1, 2019

FULL: “Our Global Biodiversity Predicament and What We Can Do About It in California”

Lecture | July 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is honored to host internationally renowned botanist, Dr. Peter Raven. In this intimate and exclusive program, Dr. Raven will talk about the role of plant conservation in California and how that intersects with global plans to address biodiversity loss issues.

Dr. Peter Raven is president emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden, where he facilitated the establishment of floristic...   More >

Free; Donations to UCBG Conservation Programs Welcome

 This Program is Full.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | July 11 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dan Kasen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The July 2019 installment of our Astro Night series is coming up on July 11. Berkeley professor Dan Kasen will tell us about astronomical transients -- astrophysical fireworks. He'll talk about stellar deaths and afterlives, and what they can tell us about extreme realms of physics.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Thinking About Cultural Appropriation Today: Magic Mushrooms and Maria Sabina

Lecture | July 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in time and location

 Patricia Kubala, PhD Candidate in Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This talk reflects on the legacy of this fraught history and describes current debates about the appropriate uses of magic mushrooms as clinical trials progress that will likely lead to the medical legalization of psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms) over the next five years...   More >

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Science Lecture - Seeing the Unseen: Overcoming the limitations of optics to visualize nano-structures, atoms and even magnetic fields

Lecture | July 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Dr. Ella Lachman, Department of Physics


The development of novel tools is of great importance to the advancement of science. New imaging methods in particular can bring a deeper understanding as we are used to grasping the world mainly by visualizing images.

When the limit of optical microscopy was reached, scientists found a way to enhance it and cheat their way beyond it. Eventually, they invented a whole different way of imaging...   More >

new techniques in microscopy

Friday, July 26, 2019

Members Walk: Deserts of the Americas

Lecture | July 26 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Basil Medeiros

 Botanical Garden

Garden members are invited to join Horticulturist, Basil Medeiros, for a free in-depth walk through the Garden's Deserts of the Americas collection. Garden expeditions to South America from the 1920s to the 1960s yielded many of the specimens in this collection, which includes desert plants from the southwestern United States, Mexico, and as far south as Chile and Argentina. The plants in this...   More >

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