UC President Vows To Review Sex Harassment Policy Following Berkeley Astronomer ScandalThe president of the University of California system has convened a committee of administrators, faculty and students to look at how complaints against tenured faculty are handled across the 10-campus system.
HOW & WHEN: Watch A Giant Asteroid Glide Past Earth Jan. 26With an asteroid a third of a mile wide set to soar past Earth Jan. 26, scientists and amateur astronomers alike will be looking up.
StarDate 6/5/2014: Rebuilding Astronomical HistoryOne hundred eighteen years ago, a team of draft horses labored up a hill west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Their cargo was a 32-foot steel telescope tube commissioned by astronomer Percival Lowell.
StarDate 5/28/2014: Tracking Down False CometsFor an 18th-century astronomer, the quickest way to fame and fortune was discovering comets — the big iceballs that grow long, beautiful tails when they come close to the Sun.
Streetlights Go From Yellow To White, But Green Option Hurts Bay Area AstronomersThe dim, yellow bulbs that have lit up the city’s streets for years are being replaced with cheaper, brighter LED lights. Astronomers say that change is making their work harder.
NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.
Planetary Discovery Suggests Earth Not So Unique