Tag Archives: space

The professor is in, AMA

In celebration of Astronomy Day, UC Berkeley professor, Dr. Alex Filippenko, participated in the popular Reddit interview series, Ask Me Anything (or AMA, if you’re hip on the slang). Check it out here. As part of an ongoing campaign aiming to increase the dialog between top-notch researchers and the general public, the subreddit r/science has been

One last goodbye – Space Shuttle Endeavor passing through the Bay Area tomorrow

Well folks, it’s been a good run.  On Friday, September 21st, space shuttle Endeavor will be making its final journey across the country and to its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.  It will mark the end of the active life of this space shuttle, as well as the closing of a magnificent chapter in American science.

The shuttle began its journey on the “Space Cost” of Florida, leaving the John F. Kennedy space center en route to Texas, where its transport will refuel and head towards the West Coast tomorrow morning.  Luckily for us, the shuttle is planning to make one final tour of the coast, including several spots in the Bay Area.

While the specific details have been a little sparse, all signs point to a flyover sometime tomorrow in the early morning.  More likely than not, your best bet to view the flyby will be one of the many science centers and landmarks scattered throughout the Bay Area.