Today at Berkeley Lab

Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers; Orientation on Feb. 17

A volunteer orientation takes place Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Seismic Improvement Rebates Offered for Berkeley Residents

Berkeley residents are eligible for rebates up to $3,000 from California’s Residential Mitigation Program for making certain seismic improvements to their homes. Registration is open until Feb. 23. Learn more at an information meeting on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at 997 Cedar St. RSVP here.

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Astro Teller to Speak at Lawrence Hall of Science Benefit Event

The Lawrence Hall of Science is hosting its annual benefit event — “Innovations and Inspirations” — on March 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. The featured speaker is Astro Teller, CEO of X, the moonshot factory run by Alphabet. Among the topics he will discuss is the rapid pace of technology and the challenges this speed presents for STEM education.

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Bay Area District Staffers From Congressional and State Legislative Offices Visit the Lab

Bay Area district staff from congressional and California state legislative offices visited Berkeley Lab yesterday for briefings and tours. The visit provided the staffers with a deeper understanding about the Lab’s priorities, initiatives, and projects, and showed how the Lab’s scientists and engineers are working every day to develop innovative solutions to the nation’s biggest energy and environmental challenges.

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Rotary Club of Berkeley Visits Berkeley Lab

Members of the Rotary Club of Berkeley recently visited to learn more about the Lab and its world-leading scientific research. Rotary is an international community service organization with chapters across the globe. The Berkeley chapter, chartered in 1916, is one of the oldest in the world.

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Lawrence Hall of Science Seeks School Supplies to Aid Fire Victims

The Lawrence Hall of Science, in partnership with the Berkeley Public Service Center, invites you to support the needs of students, teachers, and school communities who have been impacted by these fires through a supply drive to collect critical school supplies. Deadline is Nov. 2. More>

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Dark Matter Day Talk at Chabot Space and Science Center

Chabot Space and Science Center and Berkeley Lab are hosting a Dark Matter Day talk on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will learn how scientists and researchers are using accelerators and underground detectors to hunt for the mysterious particles that make up dark matter. Speakers include Lab physicists Heather Gray, Zachary Marshall, and Dan McKinsey. More>

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Be an Ambassador for Science and Berkeley Lab at the 2017 Solano Stroll

Volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 10, to help staff Berkeley Lab’s booth at the Solano Stroll. As the largest street festival in the East Bay, the Stroll is an engaging way to teach the community about the Lab’s world-leading science. Go here to sign up for a time slot.

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Chabot Space & Science Seek Volunteers; Orientation on June 24

A volunteer orientation takes place Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Lab Staff Volunteer with Rebuilding Together

Lab employees and their friends dedicated a recent Saturday to help make improvements to the South Berkeley Senior Center. Their efforts were part of a larger renovation of the center, which provides companionship, culture, and community for older adults in Berkeley. The event was part of Rebuilding Together East Bay-North program. Go here to see a list of volunteers.

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