' Le Cuvier - Events




Wine Festival Weekend 
May 20th & 21st 

We welcome our Elliptical Society Members and guests for a great weekend celebration. 
We are also open to the general public.
Le Cuvier will be featuring a bonus wine & food pairing that you do not want to miss.

The tunes of The Bellmores are sure to delight on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm - 4pm.

Club Members will be invited to a VIP barrel tasting with the winemaker.
No RSVP required, just show up for a good time.

Science Dinner - $150/person - SOLD OUT!!!
June 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm
An evening of cosmic proportion & interstellar wonder.

Dr. Steve B. Howell, chief scientist of the planet-hunting Kepler mission and the scientific brains behind the still-operating K2 mission. Steve is now the head of the Space Sciences and Astrobiology Division at the NASA Ames Research Center. He received his PhD in astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam and has over 900 scientific publications spanning research on variable stars, instrumentation, spectroscopy, and exoplanets. He has written or contributed to numerous scientific books including the now standard textbook on digital imaging detectors in astronomy. Additionally, he has edited and contributed to two science fiction book collections related to exoplanets: "A Kepler's Dozen” and "Kepler's Cowboys.”  A frequently invited speaker at scientific conferences and public forums, Steve enjoys sharing astronomy with the people of Earth. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his partner Sally and enjoys scientific challenges, the great outdoors, vegetarian gourmet cooking, and playing blues music. And yes, he still considers Pluto a planet.


Dr. Gary Blackwood is the Director of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.   He earned his BS, MS and PhD from MIT in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Gary lives in Altadena, California and was recently featured at Pasadena's Astronomy on Tap. He enjoys the California wine country with his wife Edna, and is an avid thru-hiker on the John Muir Trail of the Sierra Nevada.