2020 SF events http://PlantTrees.org #STOP5G Berkeley Events Jan 25
Wed Jan 22
Free Public Talk on the First-ever Image of a Black Hole at Foothill College Jan. 22 [plus a note about a humorous science fiction story]
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7 pm, Dr. Eliot Quataert, of the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on:
”What Does a Black Hole Look Like: How We Got our First Picture”
in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Los Altos www.facebook.com/Fraknoi
The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College, now in its 20th year.
Black holes are one of the most remarkable predictions of Einstein's theory of gravity: so much material is compressed into such a small volume that nothing, not even light, can escape. Black holes have also captured the public imagination, and are commonly featured in popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood movies. In Spring 2019, the world-wide Event Horizon Telescope released the first real (non-Hollywood!) picture of gas around a black hole and the “shadow” it makes as the gas swirls into the black hole. Dr. Quataert will describe how these observations were made and what they have taught us about black holes.
Eliot Quataert is a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at UC Berkeley and the Director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center. He is an astrophysics theorist who works on a wide range of problems, from stars and black holes to how galaxies form. He has received a number of national awards for his research and is also a highly regarded teacher and public lecturer.
Foothill College is just off the El Monte Road exit from Freeway 280 in Los Altos.
For directions and parking information, see: http://foothill.edu/parking
For a campus map, see: http://foothill.edu/map
The lecture is co-sponsored by:
* The Foothill College Physical Science Division
* The SETI Institute
* The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
* NASA’s Ames Research Center.
We get large crowds for these talks, so we ask people to try to arrive a little bit early to find parking. The lecture and parking in Lot #1 at the college are now both free.
Past lectures in the series can be found on YouTube at
A personal note from your moderator: "Sci Phi Journal" (an on-line magazine of science fiction and philosophy) just published my short and humorous story about the first message humanity gets from an extra-terrestrial civilization. Here it is, just in case you have a moment to inject a little humor in your life:
Next SETi Astronomy / Space Exploration Free Event Feb 6 @ UC Extension SF maybe 7-8pm
Fri 24 Jan San Rafael
Fri 24 Jan San Rafael Stand for Wildlife: Protest Jared Huffman's TownHall
Save the Tule Elk https://www.facebook.com/events/1347123638807546/
Sat Jan 25
global 5G protest event Saturday January 25th #STOP5G
Stop 4G/5G Cell Towers From Being Installed On Utility or Light Poles,
15–50 Feet from homes to protect your Safety, Privacy and Property Values.
Scientists for Wired Technology
Advocacy based on Scientists' research of the hazards of pulsed, data-modulated, Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation
WHAT'S the PROBLEM WITH 5G ?
5th Generation (not to be confused with 5 Gigahertz) wireless is not yet activated here, but some 5G-ready Small Cell WTF’s have been installed, and 1000’s are planned! 5G would drastically increase: surveillance, hacking, fire risk, interference with weather prediction, property devaluations, energy use, worker endangerment, industrial clutter, co$t to cities and individuals, adverse health & environmental effects due to radiation! https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/04/18829432.php
Sat. Jan 25 International 5G Action Day! NOON Rally in front of the Verizon store,
2209 Shattuck Ave near Allston, downtown Berkeley.
March to the Farmers Market at MLK Park and back.
Hoping to see you soon! Green Party of Alameda County
10:00 16:30 2020 Tilden Fungus Fair Sat, 25 Jan · Tilden Nature Area Berkeley
SAT, 25 JAN AT 12:30 Saving Shark Biodiversity Shark Stewards · Sausalito, CA
12:00 17:00 The Edwardian Ball 20th Anniversary! Sat, 25 Jan · The Edwardian Ball
20:000 2:00 The Edwardian Ball 20th Anniversary! Sat, 25 Jan · The Edwardian Ball
)’( Sat JAN 25 Pink Mammoth: 16 Years of Pink Love @ Public Works 161 Erie SF
)’( Sat JAN 25 J. Phlip, DJ Madd, An-Ten-Nae & mor...Sat, 25 Jan · The Great Northern 119 Utah SF
Sun Jan 26
13:00 20:00 Worthy (Dirtybird) at Hotel Via Rooftop Sun, 26 Jan · Hotel VIA
Wed Jan 29
Wed JAN 29 7pm Talk: The Mysteries of Burning Man Revealed
Riconada Library - Embarcadero Room. 1213 Newell Rd, Palo Alto
Sat Feb 1
Sat FEB 1 9pm Minnesota @ The Independent 628 Divisadero St, SF $20
Sat Feb 15
WED, 5 FEB 19:30 Erratic Dance Feb 5 2 Year Anniv @ East Bay Community Space Oakland, CA
Sat Feb 15 Beginning Beekeeping: The Basics an... @ Garden for the Environment 7th Ave @ Lawton SF
Sunday, 15 March 14:30-20:30 Beware the Brides of March 2020 Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Place, SF
Bush @ Grant SF https://www.facebook.com/events/2615570198679290/
)’( Sun May 3 2020 http://HowWeird.org St Fair Howard @ 2nd St SF Noon-8pm. https://www.facebook.com/HowWeirdStreetFaire/
)’( )’( )’( Bay To Breakers 2020 Sun May 15 San Francisco
)’( )’( )’( San Francisco Pride - Generations of Hope, June 27-28, 2020. Friday eve Castro @ 18th St SF
Sat June 27 DykeMarch. Gather Dolores Park 12 noon-5pm for Super Fun Park. Then 5pm March to Castro @ 18th St SF for ALL EVE PARTY!
Sun June 28 PRIDE SF Civic Center 11am-6pm then back to Castro all eve.
July 17-19 Northern Nights Music Festival Mendocino/Humboldt County Line https://www.facebook.com/NorthernNightsMusicFestival/
www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com hardly strictly bluegrass 20th anniv Oct 2-4, 2020
2020 FEST CAL NV
)’( FRI, 10 APR 2020-13 APR 2020 Lucidity Festival 2020 - Chapter 9 - Regeneration Earth @ Live Oak Campground 4600 Chumash Highway, Santa Barbara
)’( Apr 24-26 Serenity Gathering, OakDale, CA (Former Symbiosis Loacation @ WoodWard Reservoir 90 Mi East of SF
)’( )’( LIB WED, 20 MAY 2020-25 MAY 2020 Lightning in a Bottle 2020 presented by Do LaB @ Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area · Bakersfield, CA
JUN 15 Camp Tipsy 2020 https://www.facebook.com/events/3391900257488902/
)’( )’( https://highsierramusic.com July 4th Weekend: Quincy, CA
)’( )’( )’( Aug 30 - Sept 7, 2020 https://burningman.org NV
)’( costumes party
)’( )’( 10,000-20,000 folks costumes
)’( )’( )’( 80,000-100,000 folks costumes