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.
- 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
University of California President Janet Napolitano visited the lab today.
UC President Janet Napolitano in the Mission Operations Center
In the Stardust Lab
Bill Nye, “The Science Guy” is a guest speaker at the Kennedy Visitor Center on November 17th to discuss MAVEN and its mission to Mars. The spacecraft launched the next day atop an Atlas Centaur rocket and is scheduled for Mars Orbit Insertion, MOI, planned for September 22, 2014
Here is a photo of Bill Nye preparing to debate Ken Ham about evolution vs creationism on February 4, 2014. A closer look shows that Bill’s laptop proudly displays the MAVEN mission sticker. In the opposite corner is the JUNO mission sticker.
Please consider making a contribution to The Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship.
The Solar Beacons have moved from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Campanile. Read the news story at the Berkeley News Center.
This short documentary produced by RYSE takes a look inside the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab and explores some of the different projects going on including: Stardust, Mission Control, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
The Heliostats that were used to create the art installation called “Solar Beacon” will be displayed at the upcoming Art in Science Gala, November 1 and 2 at the Berkeley Arts Festival Gallery (admission is FREE).
The Heliostats were mounted on the top of the two Golden Gate Bridge Towers and reflected sunlight around the Bay Area during the summer of 2012 in honor of the Bridge’s
75th anniversary. Observers could make appointments online to have the light directed at them at a specific time and location. This is no longer possible, now that the
Heliostats are off the bridge, but you can see them up close at the Gala. Details of
the artwork can be found at http://solarbeacon.org and the Gala at
Solar Beacon from Baker Beach
Heliostat on South Tower