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Tag Archives: Center for Environmental Sciences

  • Mission Architectures for Exploration of the Moon, Deep Space, and Mars Lecture

    Could Earth’s oceans teach us about life in space? Can volcanic terrain help us understand the environment on Mars? Dr. Darlene Lim thinks so. As a geobiologist and limnologist at the NASA Ames Research Center, she has searched the far reaches of the world to develop a better understanding of the potential for life on other planets. Join Dr. Lim…

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  • Photography and Atmospheric Science: A Symbiotic and Historical Relationship

    Born of science and nurtured by art, photography has exposed the invisible. From X-ray diffraction photographs of DNA to the faint light at the far reaches of the universe, photography has enabled science to record and document a wide range of natural phenomena. Indeed, photography and science have formed an immutable bond, where photography has relied on science for its…

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  • State of the Lake 2019

    Join Dr. Geoff Schladow, director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, for an entertaining public presentation about the most important factors that affected the health of Lake Tahoe last year. Come learn about the most pressing issues for this year and the new programs that are designed to address them. Refreshments and no-host bar 5:30 p.m., presentation begins…

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  • U.S. Human Spaceflight – Past, Present, and Future

    In 1961, NASA put the first American in space. Since then, U.S. astronauts have walked on the moon, piloted the Space Shuttle, and lived aboard the International Space Station. Join UC Davis professor and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Stephen Robinson as he explores the history of manned spaceflight, the challenges facing space exploration today, and what’s on the horizon for…

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  • Mountain Lakes and Climate Change

    Between 12,000 and 14,000 small lakes are scattered throughout the Sierra Nevada. How is climate change affecting these remote mountain lakes? Recent research provides insight into the climate sensitivity of these water bodies and the influence of warming temperatures and a shrinking spring snowpack. Join Dr. Adrianne Smits as she discusses how lakes across the Sierra Nevada are expected to…

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  • North Lake Tahoe Science Expo

    Join the UC Davis TERC for our 14th annual SCIENCE EXPO with the theme of Physical Science! Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to engage in hands-on science investigations and experiments. Activities include properties of matter, physical & chemical changes, energy & energy transfer, forces & motion, magnetism, air pressure, friction, and more! Fun for the whole family,…

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  • The Science of Cocktails

    The Science of Cocktails is a unique evening event where mixology and science meet. This event will be held on Friday, February 1 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village, NV. Tickets are $65 and include two drinks, heavy appetizers, dessert, and over 15 fun and interactive stations. The UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research…

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  • Your Winter at Tahoe Bucket List

    So you’ve taken time off work and booked a trip to Tahoe this winter. Check item #1 off your list. Now you’ve got an entirely different task ahead: figure out how much you can pack into your trip to make it the best ever. We could come up with a thousand things to do, but that’s what is all…

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