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Data at Hyper-Scale w/ Uber’s Phil Geurin: Keynote| Flatiron School Seattle

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Data scientists often deal with having too little data, but how do we deal with having too much data? Your engineer asks you, “how much can we subsample this data without error?” The answer is, of course, is not at all. And yet... what if we are willing to get wild and take on error? How much faster can we go? Join Philip Geurin, a data scientist at Uber, as he sifts thousands upon thousands of data points per second...…

Science in the City: Recompose: Innovation in Death Care

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what will happen to your body after you die? Join Katrina Spade, founder and CEO of Recompose, as she explains the new death care option developed by her team that gently converts human remains into soil, nourishing new life after we die. Learn about the origins of the American Funeral Industry, the damages our current practices have on the environment, and the inspirational idea that there can be life after death.

Data Science for Social Good Final Presentation

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The UW eScience Institute's Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program brings together students, stakeholders, data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. The 2019 fellows will present the exciting results of their 10-week data science-focused projects at this event. Project descriptions can be found here: A reception will follow the presentation in the WRF Data Science Studio.


August 24 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, August 24th, spend the day exploring Living Computers: Museum + Labs with our first-ever West Seattle Appreciation Day – dedicated to you! Explore two floors of hands-on computing technology and celebrate the launch of Windows 95 as we commemorate its anniversary. Take a deeper dive with our family-friendly educational workshop, Intro to Breadboarding, or catch our documentary screening of “The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart,” featuring an in-person Q&A with the film’s director and executive producer. Don’t miss this chance to…

Meet a Scientist

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover current research from leading local organizations and the scientists themselves at Meet a Scientist. Meet a Scientist features local scientists who share their work with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Cost: Free for members / Included with admission Recommended Ages: All ages Members receive program and event discounts and free admission. Become a PacSci Member Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1-4 p.m. In the Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery: Emily Norton University of Washington, Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean…

Burien UFO Festival

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are excited to announce that the Burien UFO Festival will take place on the third Saturday in August beginning in 2019! Discover Burien welcomes the community to a spirited night full of fun festivities of the otherworldly kind! Join us for a "landing party" unlike any other! This is a FREE all-ages event! -- The Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) is entering a new phase. John White and Shelli Park are no longer able to continue producing the event and…


August 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join PacSci for a fun-filled day in the sun as we play and experiment with bubbles in our courtyard all day. The day includes hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and of course, blowing bubbles.

Tinker Tank Workshop: Plastic Mechanics Workshop

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let’s explore the moving, structural elements of linkage mechanisms! During this 120-minute workshop, we will examine and create linkages to fabricate a paper and plastic mechanism that converts motion in surprising ways. At the end of the workshop, participants will bring their creation home! 20 seats available (inclusive of all attending including guardians/family members) Recommended Ages: Families and groups with children age 6+

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 winner for Best Documentary, "Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future," is showing at The Museum of Flight on August 25! FREE with Museum admission! Come see the amazing story of Chesley Bonestell, a forgotten artist who worked on the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, movies like “Destination Moon,” and then helped inspire America’s space program with his futuristic paintings. His mesmerizing depiction of "Saturn As Seen From Titan" became known as "the painting that…

Climate Science on Tap Presents: Ask a Scientist!

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 2019 Ask a Scientist — an annual extravaganza in the Climate Science on Tap series — will be again bringing a fascinating variety of scientists, engineers, energy experts and others to answer perplexing questions that around climate change, its causes, impacts, and solutions.  Adding to the fun of discussions over beer and food in the Lagunitas beer sanctuary, the hands-on demonstrations of science of ocean acidification, global warming, and extreme weather events and a climate bingo game with prizes will be fun for all ages! Come Ask a Scientist a question that…

Astronomy on Tap: Star Today, Gone Tomorrow

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

THIS MONTH we will be joined by Dr. Melissa Graham*, who will speak about her research on what happens to stellar siblings when one of them explodes. We'll also hear from Professor Eric Bellm* about the groundbreaking discoveries made by the Zwicky Transient Facility! This month we are excited to again be hosted by Peddler Brewing Company in their large beer garden. Bring lawn chairs if you’d like to to make your own front-row seating! There will be a food…

Destination Moon: The Apollo Mission Exhibit: LAST DAY

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

April 13 to September 2! The spacecraft flown on humankind’s first journey to the Moon is the centerpiece of the Museum’s special exhibition. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, celebrates that historic flight. The challenge of putting the first steps on the Moon moved a nation during the 1960s, Apollo’s legacy now inspires today’s spaceflight adventurers. The exhibition takes you back with original Apollo 11-flown objects, interactives and unique artifacts from the Space…

GeekGirlCon 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 7:00 pm

GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is to ensure all these geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love. GeekGirlCon’s largest event is a two-day convention that gives female geeks and their supporters the opportunity to build a community, share facts and fandom, and…

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