Wonderfest is a non-profit educational corporation dedicated to enlarging the notion of “scientific community” through science popularization. Revenues originate from the good will of forward thinking individuals and institutions dedicated to the spread of the scientific outlook.
|Stanford University www.stanford.edu/dept/chemistry/
The Stanford Chemistry Department often co-sponsors Wonderfest events. Special thanks to Richard Zare, Ed Caron, and Barbara March.
|UC Berkeley http://www.physics.berkeley.edu/
The Berkeley Physics Department offers crucial logistical support for UC-related events. Special thanks to Chris McKee, Frances Hellman, Carol Dudley, and Maria Hjelm.
|The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/
The Planetary Society and Wonderfest share the goal of continued planetary exploration and the search for life in the cosmos. Much gratitude to the Society for helping to spread the word about Wonderfest.
Marin Science Seminar
The Science Seminar is a one-hour lecture presentation (with a question and answer period) designed for high school students in the San Rafael High School District, but open to all interested Marin teenagers, educators, and their families. Seminar speakers are scientists, mathematicians, engineers, physicians, and computer programmers with relevant degree and public speaking experience. Wonderfest collaborates with MSS to find good speakers and to enlarge the Marin audience for science exploration — thus enhancing the concept of “scientific community” in the North Bay. …With great thanks to MSS founder and driving force Alfia Wallace.
|Mt. Tam Astronomy Program
MTAP is an educational program designed to give the general public and students of all ages a better understanding of our universe by hearing about current theories and discoveries followed by an opportunity to observe through telescopes. Wonderfest and MTAP collaborate to present science speakers — principally astronomers and physicists — for the enlightenment and intellectual thrill of the general public. …With big thanks to MTAP creator and guiding light, Tinka Ross.
Bay Area Skeptics
BAS encourages rational thought and critical thinking through the use of scientific methods. BAS interest is particularly drawn to claims of the paranormal, pseudoscience, and untested or poorly tested medical and psychotherapeutic practices. Wonderfest is grateful to the BAS Board of Directors — in particular to its President Genie Scott.
Ask a Scientist
AaS, the first science cafe in San Francisco, collaborates with Wonderfest to produce many public events. Wonderfest is especially indebted to AaS founder Juliana Gallin.
From the very beginning, thanks to the thoughtfulness of Chris McKee and Dan Werthimer, Wonderfest has been endorsed by
And Wonderfest owes a special debt of gratitude to Mike & Rwena Holaday
|The following individuals have also contributed significantly to the ongoing welfare of Wonderfest:|
- Breakthrough Listen: Grand New Search for ET, Oct 17
- Wonderfest’s “Cosmic NightLife” at the California Academy of Sciences, Oct 22
- Revenge of the Dwarf Planet: What Really Happened to Pluto, Oct 26
- Skepticism and the Supernatural, a Halloween dialogue - Oct 31
- The Official Houdini Séance, Oct 31 - Halloween!