After Dark Online: OK With Decay—Under the Bay

Thursday, October 22, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PDT

Adults Only (18+)

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

Anchored between Piers 15 and 17 at the Exploratorium, a buoy on loan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration collects data on water temperature and salinity and carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere and in San Francisco Bay. Tonight, join us as we take the buoy out of the water for its yearly servicing. Get a close look at the critters and seaweed that colonize its body and learn more about how its sensors and mechanisms work. We’ll be joined by scientists to share what the data collected by the buoy reveals about the Bay and some of key concerns around ocean health and resilience.

This month’s After Dark Online is a get-together to fall apart. As autumn sets in, trees become bare, and the northern hemisphere begins to chill, we’re exploring processes of decay, entropy, and how things come apart, making way for revisions and new arrangements.