The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
Open Wednesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Connections to Jewish thought and religious traditionsIn partnership with Congregation Netivot Shalom
Join us on Sunday in the brand-new planetarium and experience a show on constellations and the Jewish calendar, and a lecture by Dr. Claire Max, emeritus Professor and Director of the University of California Observatories. She will describe exciting new discoveries about planets around other stars and ask how knowledge of worlds beyond our solar system affects our thoughts and religious beliefs.
Science educators will lead tabletop activities on sky science starting at 3:00 pm. Admission is free for the whole family, though registration is required for the planetarium shows. At 5:20 pm, guests are invited to stargaze with experts and telescopes, weather permitting, from our Forces That Shape the Bay outdoor science park.
The waitlist to register for this show is now full.
Nearby star called HR 8799, showing its solar system of 4 exoplanets (seen inside red circles). Most of the very bright light from the star itself has been subtracted, in order to be able to see the much fainter planets. The yellow star-shaped marker shows the position of the center of the star
Dr. Claire Max
Emeritus Professor and Director of the University of California Observatories
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