Big Bang Gala 2014: April 24, 2014. The Gala is the Academy's moment to shine, to bring great minds together in thought-provoking conversation, and to thank friends with one glorious evening. On this special night the bravest and brightest scientists of our time will contemplate the future of human life – a topic at the core of the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain the natural world.
ChrissyPitrowski Invertebrate Zoology and Geology Collection Manager talks about her work at the Academy.
Norm Penny Senior Collections Manager Entomology talks about the millions of insect specimens stored at the Academy of Sciences and why it's important to do collections based research.
Nick Crawford Computational Biology Post Doctoral Fellow talks about his work studying coloration and physical attributes of lizards.
Dr. John McCosker Senior Curator Aquatic Biology talks about his 30 year career at the Academy of Sciences.
Yolanda Bustos talks about the Academy Library, the collection that started in the 1800s, and working as an archivist at the California Academy of Sciences today.
Dr Terry Gosliner, Dean of Science and Research Collections Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability, at the California Academy of Sciences talks about coral reef conservation.
Learn more about starfish wasting disease and how you can help monitor starfish and their ecosystems.
The Academy is the first to publicly display the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus, a little-known species with surprisingly social habits. Aquarium biologists are studying these curious cephalopods in an effort to understand their group dynamics, reproductive patterns and territorial behaviors. Check out this rare and remarkable species, on display in the Academy’s Animal Attraction aquarium gallery.
Scientist or undergraduate? Both! Learn more about the Academy's Summer Systematics Institute.
In this chat, Sonia discusses spiders at the Academy with Arachnologist, Charles Griswold.
Discover how Orca O319 came to the Academy. The skeleton was articulated during the Academy's Built for Speed exhibition. It is currently on display above the Tyrannosaurus rex near the front entrance to the California Academy of Sciences. The full story of Orca 0319, from beach stranding to display at the Academy can be found here http://video.calacademy.org/details/588
Visit 'Tis the Season for Science
Meet live reindeer and learn how they survive and thrive in the Arctic. Experience indoor snow flurries, a Snowman Theater, festive programs and more.
Nov. 27 - Jan 5, 2014
Meet frog detective Dave Blackburn to hear tales of his recent adventures searching for frogs in exotic African countries
iGEM students talk about their experiences with the Genetically Engineered Machine competition, a nation wide contest for undergraduate college students. This Connect with a Scientist talk was part of the Brilliant Science! festival programming.
Want to witness evolution in action? Learn more about these abundant North American birds. An excerpt from Ordinary Extraordinary Junco.
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