[ June 19, 2010; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] This month’s Science@Cal lecture will feature Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz, Kepler Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley speaking on the topic of “Magnetic Stars, Space Weather and Life: Stellar Activity and its Effect on Planets”


To celebrate Galilean Nights weekend, the UC Berkeley Department of Astronomy will be hosting a “telescope building” star party. A limited number of the easy-to-assemble Galileoscope telescope will be made available for the low, low price of just $10


Post image for “Fascinating Objects in our Solar System” at UC Berkeley International Year of Astronomy 2009 Public Talks: 10.17.09

[ October 17, 2009; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] For October’s UC Berkeley’s International Year of Astronomy talk, Imke de Pater, Professor of Astronomy, will be guiding her audience on a tour of the Solar System.


Help Galaxy Zoo find supernovae

by Eric on August 14, 2009

Galaxy Zoo is looking for help in finding supernova. Unfortunately, the site is currently down, but for now you still have an opportunity to help classify galaxies at Galaxy Zoo 2.


2009 Total Solar Eclipse

by Eric on July 18, 2009

Post image for 2009 Total Solar Eclipse

The only total solar eclipse of 2009 will bypass the U.S., so the best way to catch it will be via webcast.


For July’s UC Berkeley’s International Year of Astronomy talk, Roger Hahn, retired Professor of History, will be speaking on Galileo Galilei.


Newest Exoplanet Is the Lightest One Yet

by Eric on April 21, 2009

Gliese 581 Artist Conception

Rack up another exoplanet find for Michel Mayor of the University of Geneva. At today’s session of the JENAM conference at the University of Hertfordshire, UK, Mayor announced that yet another planet has been found orbiting that exoplanet superstar Gliese 581.


UC Berkeley Cal Day Open House 04.18.09

by Eric on April 17, 2009

Cal Day 2009

[ April 18, 2009; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] It’s time for the UC Berkeley annual “Cal Day” open house!
According to the official Cal Day home page: “It’s a day like no other. Spend it in Cal’s classrooms and labs, museums and performance halls, libraries and arenas. Take in all that Berkeley has to offer.”


[ April 9, 2009; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] This week’s Nightlife is the San Francisco celebration of Yuri’s Night, featuring planetarium shows, NASA lecturers, and roof-top stargazing.


As part of a year-long program to make astronomy accessible to everyone, teams from the International Astronomical Union and the American Astronomical Society have developed a $15 telescope dubbed the “Galileoscope.”