Juan Carlos Martinez Oliveros featured in Science@Cal lecture series

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“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

On Saturday, April 23rd, from 9-4, Cal Day returned as a live event after two years of being mostly virtual. On a clear and sunny day, dozens of white tented booths were located throughout the Berkeley campus, staffed by individual UC departments. Although scaled down to 5 or 6 thousand visitors, an atmosphere of energy […]

SSL Student Alumni Career Panel

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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

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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 […]

CAL DAY at SSL!

We’re all about space! Join us for Cal Day, Saturday, April 13th, from 11am-5pm, the one day each year that the Space Sciences Lab at UC Berkeley opens its doors to the public. Shuttles will be transporting the public every 20 minutes or so from Hearst Mining Circle on campus to Space Sciences Lab (the […]

2019 Robert P. Lin Graduate Fellowship

The Lin Fellowship announces research opportunities at UC Berkeley’s Space Science Laboratory as a Lin Fellow. The Lin Fellowship supports outstanding UC Berkeley graduate students who plan to pursue research related to space sciences, including, but not limited to, students with training in Physics, Astronomy, or Engineering. Lin Fellows will be funded to work with […]