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We are launching the sixth season of Livermore's engaging Rae Dorough Speakers Series. As always, our goal is to bring interesting speakers with a wide range of topics to stimulate and inform - science, health, adventure and entertainment. All talks are followed by a question period and a reception in the Bankhead Theater lobby for speaker and audience - an interaction that is a major addition to the excitement of the event.
October 8, 2013 Tuesday, 7:30 pm
The Perils and Pleasures of the Natural World: A New and Entertaining Perspective
Amy Stewart will provide a spirited look at plants and insects in a way you have never before experienced. She is an award-winning author of six books on the topic, including four New York Times bestsellers, The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, and Flowers Confidential. Join Amy for the evening and be inspired and entertained by her insightful and entertaining viewpoint of the world around us. Featured on CBS’ Sunday Morning, Good Morning America, and the PBS documentary The Botany of Desire, Amy is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the American Horticultural Society’s Book Award, and a California Horticultural Society’s Writer’s Award. CLICK HERE for tickets.
Tony La Russa
November 6, 2013 Wednesday, 7:30 pm
Topic To Be Announced
One of baseball’s top managers, Tony led the St. Louis Cardinals to victory in the 2011 World Series. It was his second Cardinals championship, and the third in his managerial career. La Russa’s honors also include five Manager of the Year awards, eight N.L. Central Division titles, three N.L. pennants, five A.L. Western Division titles, and three A.L. pennants. In 2012, the Cardinals retired Tony’s number 10 uniform. Tony retired 2011, and is currently on special assignment to Major League Baseball. He and his wife, Elaine, co-founded the Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, California, where he is Chairman of the Board. CLICK HERE for tickets.
January 28, 2014 Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Google Self-Driving Car Project - A Glimpse of the Future
Self-driving vehicles hold the promise of saving lives and reshaping our relationship with the automobile. The Google Self-Driving Car project was created to rapidly advance this technology. Mike Montemerlo is a Staff Software Engineer at Google working on self-driving cars. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering and PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab as the software lead for Stanley, the robot that won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge. Mike will entertain you with the adventures that Google has had as he demonstrates the capabilities (and limitations) of these vehicles. CLICK HERE for tickets.
SEASON SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Series of 3 Lectures: $75 | Individual Lectures $30/$15 Students 21 and Under
SINGLE TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC AUGUST 1, 2013