October 22, 2018


A sampling of videos produced by the Multiverse education group (formerly known as the Center for Science Education) relating to SSL missions, projects or people.

Data coming back from orbit seemed to not make sense. The glow at the equator changed from place to place around the Earth in ways we didn’t expect. Now we are building the ICON mission, a satellite that will explore this region of the atmosphere, where Earth’s weather meets space weather…It really takes a huge number of people working together to make a space science mission.

Dr. Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros discusses solar eclipses and the Megamovie project to use the solar eclipse as a way to study the inner corona.

This short documentary was produced by the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond, CA (at the invitation of Multiverse. RYSE youth came in 2013 to look inside the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab (home of Multiverse) to explore some of the different projects going on at the Lab, including: Stardust@home, SETI@home, and our Mission Operations Center which helps guide numerous spacecraft around the clock.

The Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley is a nationally renowned lab created to better understand Earth’s atmosphere and space environment, the Sun and Solar System, and the Universe beyond primarily through space-based research platforms and engineering programs. Supported by the National Science Foundation, SSL accepts up to ten first-generation, and Community College undergraduate students to conduct cutting-edge research projects each summer supervised by the leading experts in the space science and engineering fields. Students with majors in physics, math, chemistry, geology, engineering and computer science are invited to apply for the 2016 program.

The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries. All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries. Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons. Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

Credits: A film by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt Photographed and Recorded at the Space Sciences Laboratory UC Berkeley Space Physicists in order of appearance: Janet Luhmann, Bill Abbett, David Brain, Stephen Mende VLF Radio Recordings Stephen P McGreevy

Interview with John Bonnell, Project Physicist, University of California, Berkeley about his work on the NASA satellite mission called Van Allen Probes. He also discusses how he became interested in science as a young person, and gives some career guidance for high school students.

We have organized community events with local Maya people that include culture and science activities. These events feature local dance groups, musicians, artists, crafts, food, lectures, and “activity tables” with science learning experiences, including telescopes and planetarium shows.

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