Archive for January, 2015

Pluto on the Horizon

Wednesday, January 28, Mark Showalter, will discuss Pluto on the Horizon: Anticipating Our First Encounter with the Double Planet, an illustrated, non-technical lecture , in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.

Four tiny moons have been discovered orbiting Pluto and its large moon Charon. Pluto itself has a thin atmosphere and shows signs of seasonal changes; also, evidence suggests that Charon may have volcanoes.

Dr. Showalter will describe how he discovered two of the moons of Pluto and will talk about how on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto and provide our first close-up look.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to locate parking.

Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the theatre. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in student parking lots. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change.

Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:00 pm

Admission: Free
Parking: $3.00

Bay Area Pet Expo 2015

The 5th Annual Bay Area Pet Expo at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds is Saturday January 17, 2015. Admission is free (Parking $8.00) and pets are welcome — all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of appropriate vaccinations.
You will be required to sign a pet waiver at the entrance or you may fill your pet waiver form out in advance here (pdf).

Don’t have a pet? Well, pets are available for adoption (Rescue Groups and a Mega-Adoption Event).

The Expo features pet-friendly exhibitors, pet care tips, grooming, pet behavior & training, along with free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, Heartworm and flea preventatives.

Bay Area Pet Expo

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose 95111
Saturday January 17, 2015

10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Admission: Free
Parking: $8.00

Silicon Valley Auto Show

AutoShow2The exhibit includes Passenger Cars & Commercial Vehicles, Auto Body Builders, Two & Three Wheelers, Tires, Alternative Fuel & Fuel Systems, Batteries, Oil & Lubricants, Auto Components, Tools.

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Friday (1/9/15)
  until 10 pm
Saturday (1/10/15)
  10 am – 10 pm
Sunday (1/11/15)
  10 am – 6 pm

Adults (13 & over) $11
Senior Citizens (62 & over) $8
Students (25 & under w/ID) $8
Military (With any DOD ID) $8
Children (7–12) $8
Children (6 & under) Free

Note: Family Day is Sunday, Jan. 11
All children 12 & under admitted 
Free with paying adult.


  Onsite paid parking is also available at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center

New Year

The San Jose Metblogs group wishing you and yours a safe and healthy 2015.

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