[Daily Cal] Even with many UC Berkeley students gone for the summer, city officials say they are hoping to maintain a festive atmosphere on Sundays by closing off city streets to cars and hosting weekly all-day fairs with entertainment, musical performances and outdoor restaurant seating. The city of Berkeley will close the three blocks between Dwight Way and Durant Avenue to cars from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays during the summer, beginning June 9. The program will continue for six weeks and, if successful, will be extended for 10 weeks until Sept. 22. More>
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Students in the Oakland Unified School District will display their science projects at the Chabot Space and Science Center tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. The event includes a reception, activities, exhibits, and planetarium shows. The son of Lab employee Rod Clark (Nuclear Science) will be there with his project, called “Flaming Hot Junk Food.” Do you have a child participating in the science fair? If so, let us know what they are exhibiting in the comments section.
Lab employees looking for a fun and educational science day camp for their kids this summer are invited to register for the Botanical Garden’s “Green Stuff” program. The camp is for ages five to 10 and weeklong sessions run from June 17 to August 2. More>
In the play “Copenhagen,” the spirits of Nobel-winning physicists Werner Heisenberg (left) and Niels Bohr meet after their deaths to discuss a controversial real-life encounter the two had in Denmark’s capital city in 1941. During this fictional meeting, the two men draft several versions of their historic exchange, while discussing the idea of nuclear power and debating the rationale behind the atomic bomb. A production of “Copehagen” is being staged at Indra’s Net Theater in Berkeley, with a pre-performance by former Lab scientist Doug Greiner. More>
Lab employees interested in assisting the Lawrence Hall of Science or the Chabot Space and Science Center with their education outreach efforts are invited to attend upcoming volunteer orientation sessions. The Hall of Science will host their meeting on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Go here to register. The Chabot Science Center will host their orientation on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Send e-mail here to register.
The Lab’s Ukulele Club performed at the Rotary Club of Solano Sunset’s First Annual Luau Fundraiser last week, to raise money for the Omega Boys and Girls Club and an international service project. Members (l-r) Lorraine Dowling, Olga Poblete, Lida Gifford, Lorenza Gibson, Christie Canaria, Neli Lopez, and Robert Fox were presented with medallions for demonstrating the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” The Ukulele Club has a strong commitment to Lab and community service, says President Lida Gifford, having performed at Open House, elderly care facilities, fundraisers, and church festivals, among other activities. Contact her (x2563) for more information on the Ukulele Club.
UC Botanical Garden, located on Centennial Road just down from the Lab, will host its spring plant sale tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Specialty items include flowering vines, temperate and tropical carnivorous plants, exotic cacti and succulents, hardy palms and cycads, and rare houseplants. Culinary and ornamental herbs, area-appropriate ferns, and choice subtropical plants are also among the offerings. More>
To generate interest in last fall’s Science at the Theater on Lab technologies for the developing world, members of the public who RSVP’d had their names entered into a random drawing, with the winners getting a tour of the Lab’s cookstove testing facility. Stove lab researcher Daniel Wilson (center) hosted (from l-r) Gary Prentice, Cecille Garcia, Virginia Wang, and Mary Prescop. “This visit was a once in a lifetime experience that I will hold well in my happiness memory bank,” said Garcia. “After just an hour, I walked away 1000-times more informed as a global citizen,” said Wang. “Thank you Berkeley Lab for doing this great work and for making it accessible to folks like me.”
Paul Alivisatos will present a lecture on “Building a Sustainable Energy Future” at the Lawrence Hall of Science on Wednesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. He will discuss the Lab’s Carbon Cycle 2.0 program, which focuses on building a sustainable energy future and affecting the role of climate change. Send e-mail here to register for this free event. The deadline is March 18.
The Chabot Space & Science Center is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors and share our exhibits and historical telescopes. A variety of volunteer shifts and times are available during the day Wednesday-Sunday. Register for our next volunteer orientation tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and help inspire the next generation of scientists, teachers, engineers, innovators and dreamers. Register here. More>