Welcome to 50th Anniversary of the Space Sciences Laboratory

The Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California is 50 years old. To celebrate its birthday and review the contributions of the lab, there will be a two day symposium on August 29 and 30, 2009. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Take a look at the Program and come learn about everything from the upper atmosphere to the terrestrial magnetosphere, to the moon and planets, to the sun, to the heliosphere, and to astrophysics, including cosmology. You will also hear the latest in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, detector design, and other topics. Posters will be solicited from attendees describing the "good old days," current research, or whatever you think will be entertaining to your friends and colleagues.


DEDICATION OF THE SPACE SCIENCES LABORATORY
October 27, 1966
Speaking at the podium is James Webb the first NASA Administrator. Seated from left to right are Samuel Silver, the first Director of the Lab, Congressman George Miller Sr., Chancellor Roger Heyns, and President Clark Kerr.

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FIVE THEMIS SPACECRAFT
December 6, 2006
The five spacecraft constitute the first multi-satellite mission built at a university, the first time that five major scientific spacecraft were launched on a single vehicle, and probably a first in that all five spacecraft have operated without a single failure for more than two years on orbit.


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