Zebra Stripes in Outer Space

“Zebra Stripes in Outer Space”:
Long-standing mystery of radiation belt signature explained

In an article recently accepted in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Dr. Solène Lejosne, post-doctoral fellow at the UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory and Pr. Juan G. Roederer, Professor Emeritus from the Geophysical Institute of Alaska, propose a new theory to explain a feature of the Earth’s Van Allen radiation belt particles that has defied satisfactory explanation for half a century.

This feature has been given the name “zebra stripes” by space physicists because it shows up as a zebra-like pattern in energy spectrograms, Continue reading

The Kinsey Anderson Memorial Travel Grant for Post-Doctoral Researchers at The Space Sciences Laboratory

andersonA program for providing travel funds for post-doctoral researchers at the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley has been established in honor of Professor Kinsey Anderson, a guiding figure behind the establishment and early growth of the Space Sciences Laboratory. Read more.

Cal Day 2015

CalDay-logos-2014Join us for Cal Day, Saturday, April 18th, from 11am-5pm, the one day each year that UC Berkeley’s Space Sciences Lab opens its doors to the public. Shuttles will be transporting the public every 15 minutes from Hearst Mining Circle on campus to SSL.  Activities include walking tours of UC Berkeley’s cutting-edge space science research lab, as well as talks on topics such as space weather, teens doing art-science mashups, a career panel on cool jobs in space science, and hands-on activities for all ages! Get your Science@Cal Passports here, with activities for children 5 and up.

For more information, go to the Events page on this website!

Visit Our Neighbor: Lawrence Hall of Science

See how the Hall is inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers, and designers. Have your Science@Cal passport stamped as you explore the wonderful world of science. Join free Planetarium presentations, design your own nano creations, and explore real-time datasets on Science On a Sphere. For more information, visit the Hall’s Cal Day page [link to: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/events/cal_day]

SSL now accepting applications for summer research programs

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Apply today for SSL’s 2015 summer research experience for undergraduates program.

 

The Space Sciences Laboratory is currently taking applications for it’s 2015 summer research experiences for undergraduates program – Advancing Space Sciences through Undergraduate Research Experiences (ASSURE). 
 
The ASSURE program partners undergraduate students from community colleges and universities around California with leading space science and engineering researchers based at the Space Sciences Laboratory. This program is dedicated to providing opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated first generation and minority students, or other students for whom a research opportunity may be a challenge. The funded program starts June 8th and runs for 10 weeks. If you have any questions about the program, please email assure@sunearth.ssl.berkeley.edu. The deadline for 2015 summer program is February 15th 2015. Click here to learn about last years participants and their projects.

Come visit SSL on Cal Day, April 12, 2014

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Join us on Cal Day, Saturday, April 12th, from 11am-5pm, the one day each year that Space Sciences Lab opens its doors to the public. Shuttles will be transporting the public every 20 minutes from Mining Circle on campus to SSL.

cal day activities

Activities Include:

  • Walking guided tours of the lab
  • Passport to Science@Cal presenting many fun activities for youth
  • Talks and Panels  (see topics below)

1 – 2 pm Lunar Eclipse

2 – 3 pm  Cool Careers in Space Science

3 – 4 pm pm  Imaging With Neutrons: Can You See a Flower Through a Granite Wall?

For more detailed information go to the “Events” page here: Cal Day 2014 Event