Join us for Cal Day, Saturday, April 20th, 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. Hours of activities 11 am – 5 pm.
Walking Tours See UC Berkeley’s cutting-edge space science research lab. Learn about the illustrious 50-year history of NASA missions, visit our 60′ high bay, the cosmochemistry laboratories that analyzed lunar samples, a clean room where a Hubble instrument was built, and a Nobel laureate’s office. Tours start at 11 am and leave every 20 minutes to 4:40pm.
Passports to Science@Cal
Surfin the Solar Wind Participate in fun activities including an trying out an infrared camera, a solar Jeopardy game, and a coronal mass ejection video launcher. Hang out with cool ultraviolet wave “Sonny.” Teen Solar Investigators will be hosting the booth. This event is specifically for teens.
Talks and Panels below will be in the Addition Conference Room
12 – 1 pm Venus and Maya Astronomy, Nancy Ali
As one of the brightest objects in the night sky, people have observed the planet Venus for thousands of years. This lecture will investigate the science behind Venus’ appearances as both the Morning and Evening Star and explore how these cycles were recorded and understood by Maya people in southern Mexico and Central America.
1 – 2 pm NASA Missions at SSL
The Space Sciences Laboratory aims to stimulate faculty and student participation in space research with funding from NASA. A panel of a postdocs, scientists and engineers who build and test the instruments will talk about current missions and will be available for questions.
2 – 3 pm Cool Careers in Space Science
How do you get to do the cool jobs at the Space Sciences Lab? Please join us for an informal panel discussion with scientists, engineers and students to learn about the various paths that have led them to the exciting work that goes on at our laboratory. Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore careers in Space Science.
For the official Cal Day website for SSL info click here.
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, and get a free paper “Bunny Copter” to test in our wind tubes. 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]