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Future Fridays Lecture Series



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Upcoming Speakers | Past Speakers

Chabot Space & Science Center presents a series of community conversations with science and futurist thought leaders

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This series is proudly sponsored by Rudney Associates


  • 2017
  • William Jagust - Memory, The Aging Brain, and the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dr. Cristal Glangchai- From Stand-up to Start-up: Growing Girl Techies and Entrepreneurs
  • Scott Manley – Can You Learn Rocket Science from Video Games?
  • Dr. David Grinspoon – Earth in Human Hands: A Cosmic View of our Planet’s Past, Present and Future
  • MJ Marggraff - Far and Away: Going Beyond Earth Without Going Crazy
  • 2016
  • Edwin F. Erickson, NASA Ames Research Center (retired)- NASA’s Airborne Astronomy Program
  • Christopher McKay - Life on Mars: Past and Future
  • Dr. Robert Knight - Insights into Human Behavior from Neurological Patients
  • Scott Hutchins - Novel Science: The Making of A Working Theory of Love
  • 2015
  • Peter H. Gleick - The Future of Water for California and the World
  • Ed Finn - How to Build a Dream Machine
  • Steven Shepard - From the Internet of Things to the Internet of Human Capability
  • Bill Nye - Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
  • 2014
  • Will Wright - Game Designer & Creator of Sim City
  • Tom Atchison - Founder & Chairman, Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation
  • Carl Haber - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Physicist and MacArthur Genius Award Winner
  • Edward Moses - Director of Fusion Science and Applications Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Alexander Rose - Executive Director of Long Now Foundation and Clock Project Manager
  • Ray Jayawardhana - Author and Professor of Observational Astrophysics
  • 2013
  • Jim Capobianco, Derek Thompson & Kevin O'Brien - Pixar Animation Studios
  • Dr. Felisa Wolfe-Simon - Astrobiologist
  • Dr. Alex Filippenko - Astrophysicist
  • John Romero & Brenda Brathwaite Romero - Game Designers
  • Robert Weiss - President of Xprize & Entertainment Movie Producer
  • 2012
  • Brian David Johnson - Author and FutureCaster at Intel
  • Ben Burtt - Sound Director, Designer & Engineer for LucasFilms/Pixar
  • Bill Nye the Climate Guy - Scientist, Engineer, Comedian, Author, and Inventor
  • Ray Jayawardhana - Author and Professor of Observational Astrophysics
  • 2011
  • Dr. Michio Kaku - Bestselling Author and Popularizer of Science
  • Mary Roach - Columnist and Popular Science Writer and Author
  • Bill McKibben - American Environmentalist and Writer
  • Al Worden - Apollo 15 Astronaut