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August 2019

Evening with the Stars

August 24 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Our ‘Evening with the Stars’ programs are held annually as part of our Summer Series. Each year we bring world-renowned astronomers to the summit of Mount Hamilton for a night with the “stars” you won’t forget! Speaker for the evening is still to be determined.

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Photography Walks with Bill & Ferd at UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

August 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for Photography Walks with Bill Bishoff & Ferd Bergholz: Saturday, July 27 Saturday, August 24 Saturday, September 21 All walks are 9 am-11 am. Online pre-registration recommended as space is limited. Bill & Ferd are generously donating their time and talent to share their love of photography and the Arboretum with you! Each walk begins with a short instructional presentation indoors, before heading out to the gardens to practice your new-found skills, get tips from each other and…

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Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf Experience

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land! The Santa Cruz Wharf extends a half-mile out to sea in a dynamic and truly marine environment. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz utilize this easy access to ocean ecosystems to conduct research in sustainable energy, biological oceanography, harmful algal blooms, and marine mammals. Seymour Marine Discovery Center volunteers are available to answer your marine science questions Saturdays from noon…

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Music of the Spheres – Dave Rocha Quartet

August 25 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Experience a night to remember at Lick Observatory in 2019. Visit us for exceptional music, lectures by renowned scientists, viewings through the historical 36 Great Refractor and the 40 Nickel Reflector telescopes and more!

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Machine Learning and Deep Learning: Applying Today’s AI Knowledge & Skills

August 28 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am

Join us in Santa Clara for an insightful panel discussion with Silicon Valley experts in the Machine Learning, Deep Learning and AI fields. You'll have the opportunity to meet many of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension instructors and the industry professionals advising us on our expanded course offerings in this area. Check back for more information on our panelists and how to register.

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Science on Tap at The Crepe Place

August 29 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am

Monthly pup talks put on by WiSE, hosted by The Crepe Place. "The Social and Ecological Impacts of Light Pollution in Santa Cruz" with Lisa Heschong and Andy Kreyche of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA). Join Santa Cruz IDA chapter members Lisa Heschong and Andy Kreyche for a discussion of how light pollution in Santa Cruz impacts our local environment. We will review recent research on circadian disruption of plants, animals, and humans by exposure to artificial light at…

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Lick Observatory: Public Evening Tour

August 30 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am

Our new "behind the scenes" style 4 - 6 hour walking tour of Lick Observatory will start at the main building's Visitor Center. An astronomer based on Mount Hamilton will be the main guide for the evening. Participants can learn about the unique history of the world’s first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory, the eccentric California pioneer James Lick, technology used for observing on different telescopes along the tour route, and current science being conducted at Lick Observatory. A highlight of…

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September 2019

Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. A tour is offered on selected…

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Free Docent-Led Tour of the UCSC Farm

September 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Take a tour of the beautiful 30-acre organic farm on the UCSC campus. Learn about the research, education, and public outreach work taking place through the Center for Agreocology & Sustainable Food Systems. Tours meet at the historic Cowell Ranch Hay Barn. Free parking is available in the Hay Barn lot.

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Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitat and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitat, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. A tour is offered on selected…

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