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63 - Science on Saturdays

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Science on Saturdays.

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures targeted at middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance.

Students receive a "Student Notes" worksheet to record key information from the talk. The worksheet will be marked with the official SOS stamp at the end of the presentation. Many teachers use the worksheet to award "extra credit." Students should check with their teacher in advance to determine if they will receive credit for attending SOS.

The presentation photographed here is called Order from Chaos: The Birth of the solar System, and was presented on February 7, 2009.
See here for the rest of the schedule for Winter 2009.


Both the 9:30 and 11:15 presentations were completely full.  I am told there were about 300 people turned away from the first one.
There were probably 100 people outside the theater trying to listen on speakers. 
Unfortunately, there was so much talking going on out there that it was impossible to hear the presentation.

Another view of the crowd, during the introduction.

Initial comments by Richard Farnsworth

Today's presentation.

Introducing the speaker and the teacher working with him.

Left: John Bradley, LLNL.  Right, Dan Burns, Los Gatos High School

John Bradley beginning the presentation


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