SSL booth draws students, families despite rainy Cal Day

Cal Day was celebrated on Sat. April 13th from 8:00am-4:00pm. White-tented booths were arranged around the central campus, staffed by dozens of individual departments for the annual UC Berkeley open house. Close to 8000 official visitors (newly admitted students, current students and their families) enjoyed exploring the booths to learn all about Berkeley as their […]

Participate in Eclipse Megamovie!

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If you have a DSLR camera and a tripod, you can participate in the Eclipse Megamovie project, run by current and former SSL researchers.

Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros featured in Science@Cal lecture series


“Why study the universe?” begins SSL solar physicist Dr. Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros. “I would rather ask myself, ‘Why not study the universe?’ We are all children of the stars—all our essential components come from stars, from their explosions.” For the third year in a row, the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco has […]

SSL booth at Cal Day a lively, sunny success

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Incoming and current Berkeley students and their families crowd the booths of Cal Day on Saturday, April 23rd. The SSL booth was located in the Mining Circle near Physics. On behalf of SSL, we extend thanks and appreciation to our six volunteers, who have been regularly meeting and brainstorming with me for six weeks: Additional […]

SSL Student Alumni Career Panel


SSL held its first ever Student Alumni Career Panel on Thursday, April 7, 2022 (online, via Zoom). The panel featured Dr. Carolyn Kierans, Alexander Fogle, and Sean Nord, all of whom are former UC Berkeley students who worked at the Lab. They spoke to current UC Berkeley undergrads about their time at Cal/SSL and how it influenced […]

Grad Students Going Strong in 2020 Robert P. Lin Fellowship


Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Space Sciences Lab had two Lin Fellows that started working with us during the summer of 2020, Murti Nauth and Hannah Gulick. Murti analyzes data from the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission particles and field package. As a Lin fellow, she is mapping the distribution of accelerated […]

Novato Space Festival 2019 Recap

Video highlights from the 2019 Novato Space Festival at the Space Station Museum in Novato, CA. Apollo astronaut Al Worden, Apollo Mission Controller Joey Lazzaro, Space Shuttle astronauts Greg Johnson, Steve Smith and Dan Bursch, Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, space tools designer Ed Rezac. Plus lots of space exhibitioners, and Snoopy! The 2019 Novato Space Festival […]

Reminder – Novato Space Festival 2019 – August 4th

REMINDER     REMINDER     REMINDER     REMINDER Sunday August 4th – The Novato Space Festival Free Admission and Free Parking Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Landing on the Moon, Astronauts – Exhibits – Gift Shop – Static Displays – Exhibitors including UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab

2019 Novato Space Festival

Mark your calendars for the Annual Novato Space Festival, Sunday August 4th 2019, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Meet legendary Astronauts from Apollo 15 and 16 missions to the moon, Space Shuttle Missions and the International Space Station Programs. There are two Storefronts with Actual Mission Equipment and Gear as well as a store […]

New App Prepares Citizen Scientists for 2019 Solar Eclipse in South America

On July 2, 2019, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the southern Pacific region, crossing land in both Chile and Argentina. The Eclipse Camera 2019 app developed by the Space Science Laboratory and Ideum will incorporate the Chilean and Argentinean public into a unique citizen-science project. The data collected by the public, during […]