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Around the Bay in April

April 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Wednesday, April 7 – 7:30PM
Blake Charlton – Spellwright
Books Inc. – Mountain View

Friday, April 9 – 7:00PM
Dan Wells – I Am Not A Serial Killer
Borderlands Books – San Francisco

Friday, April 9
Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2010
Yuri’s Night is an international celebration of the orbital flight of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, on April 12, 1961. It also marks the first space shuttle flight in April 1981. An annual event, Yuri’s Night is celebrated at more than 90 events in 30 countries. It is a global celebration of human space achievement, designed to raise awareness and support for space exploration.

Education Day – Friday, April 9 – 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Attend Education Day at NASA Ames Research Center and explore art and science exhibits, attend workshops and listen to scientists and experts from NASA Ames Research Center.  To participate, call Dana Bolles at 650.604.3145, or email

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Yuri’s Night Celebration – 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
A full day of creativity, featuring large and small art installations, groundbreaking technology exhibits and speakers from NASA Ames Research Center. Significant aircraft from the history of aeronautics will be on hand as both static displays with tours and flying demonstrations. There will be music acts on two stages including, N.E.R.D, Les Claypool (bassist from Primus), Common, The Black Keys, Glitch Mob and DJ Qbert.

Saturday, April 10 – 3:00PM
Gail Carriger – Soulless, Changeless
Borderlands Books – San Francisco

April 10 – April 16
It’s the inaugural year of National Robotics Week!
–Celebrate the US as a leader in robotics technology development
–Educate the public about how robotics technology impacts society, both now and in the future
–Advocate for increased funding for robotics technology research and development
–Inspire students of all ages to pursue careers in robotics and other Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math-related fields

A whole host of events is going on all week in the Bay Area to celebrate – in fact, great stuff is happening all over the world, so check this website to see what’s going on nationally

In the SF Bay Area, have fun attending:
RoboGames Preview / Amazing Robotic Projects by young innovators / Robot Block Party / Robots in Action / Made-on-Macs-Bots / and more!!!

On Wednesday April 14th, Stanford University, in connection to NRW, will hold an event between noon and 6PM in Paul Brest Hall (directly behind Stanford Law School). This event, sponsored by Willow Garage and Adept Technology, will showcase cutting edge robotics technology, including robots that drive cars, climbs walls, assemble delicate parts, and help perform medical procedures. Robots will be displayed all day, with demos scheduled on the hour.

Wednesday, April 14 – 1:00PM
Katherine Howe – The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Wednesday, April 14 – 7:00PM
Steve Englehart – The Long Man – Batman writer Steve Englehart celebrates the release of his new novel
$5 sugested donation
The Cartoon Art Museum – San Francisco

Wednesday, April 14 – 7:00PM
Christopher Moore – Bite Me: A Love Story
Book Passage – Corte Madera

Thursday, April 15 – 7:00PM
Daniel Alarcon – The Secret Miracle: The Novelist’s Handbook
In this book, the world’s best contemporary writers — from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan — engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft-surprising discussion on the art of writing fiction.
Book Passage – Corte Madera

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