Today at Berkeley Lab

Lawrence Hall of Science Exhibit on Water’s Extreme Journeys

Discover what it’s like to be a water drop traveling through rivers, lakes, wetlands, and even your own home, as you make your way into the healthy ocean. Have fun riding the Watershed Zipline, or walking through the Wetland Slow Zone, all while developing a deeper understanding of our place in the water ecosystem. The exhibit runs to April 30. More>

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Chabot Space & Science Seek Volunteers; Orientation on Feb. 18

A volunteer orientation takes place Feb. 18, 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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Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin Visits the Lab

Berkeley’s new mayor, Jesse Arreguin (center right), recently spent the morning of Jan. 20 at Berkeley Lab. Joined by his senior advisor Jacquelyn McCormick, they met with Director Mike Witherell, learned about the Lab’s instrumental energy efficiency work, and toured FLEXLAB and the Advanced Light Source.

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Lab Fire Professionals Assist in Investigation of Deadly Oakland Fire

A massive fire took place in Oakland’s Fruitvale District on Friday, Dec. 2, claiming 36 lives so far. The Oakland Fire Department is involved in an ongoing investigation of the conflagration, with assistance from Protective Services staff Wayne Dutchover, a senior fire inspector, and Nick Bartlett, a fire protection engineer. Go here for more on the fire.

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Free Showing of ‘Phantom of the Universe’ at Chabot Science Center

The Chabot Space and Science Center will have a special showing of “Phantom of the Universe,” a planetarium show about dark matter, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. The event is free but registration is required. Lab physicist Michael Barnett served as executive producer. More>

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Construction on Hearst Ave. to Begin Soon

The City of Berkeley announced that construction will begin next week to make Hearst Ave. safer and easier to use for the corridor’s full mix of travelers: pedestrians, bicyclists, bus riders and motorists. Designing a street that balances between all modes of travel increases safety, and more easily allows people to move to and from campus. More>

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ETA’s Cairns Gives Talk on Sulfur at Exploratorium Nov. 17

Elton Cairns, researcher in the Energy Storage Group, will speak about sulfur at “Everything Matters,” a monthly series that focuses on elements. Cairns will discuss work with Li/S cells in the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. These cells could be the next generation of high specific energy cells that could supersede the Li-Ion cells now used. More>

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Chabot Space & Science Center Seeks Volunteers

A volunteer orientation takes place Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers make earth and space science come alive for visitors through interactive and hands-on experiences. Shifts include Wednesday through Sundays. A one-year commitment of eight hours per month is required. More>

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Botanical Garden Hosts Fall Plant Sale on Sunday, Sept. 25

The sale runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit the UC Botanical Garden. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide information on plants, particularly drought specific varieties. Due to limited parking, a shuttle will run from the Lawrence Hall of Science parking lot. More>

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Lab Researchers to Speak at Exploratorium ‘Spin’ Event

The science museum’s “After Dark” Thursday night series will focus on “spin” during its Sept. 1 event, which will feature talks by Lab physicists. Carl Haber will discuss digitally mapping old recordings to recover lost sounds at 7:30 p.m., and Robert Cahn will talk on “Spin and the Quantum Rules for Apartment Rentals” at 8:30 p.m., both in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. More>

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