Announcement Board


  1. Presentation by Prof. Ghez!
    Hello! Yes, you! Tonight we have set up another quite exciting meeting! Tonight we have guest speaker Professor Andrea Ghez! Some of you are excited as all hell, and some of you may be thinking "oh, a professor. Booooriiing." Well, prepare to be hyped. If you check out her wikipedia page (she's that cool), you'll see she's a MacArthur Fellow (apparently that's a big deal?), got a bunch of other cool astro awards and things, and also sorta discovered this little thing in the center of our galaxy known as a supermassive black hole. Yeah, get hype. As usual, there'll also be free food (I think today it's Diddy Reese, if anyone's interested) when you come to the meeting today at 6:30 in Knudsen 2-222. If it's not too cloudy, there'll also be a telescope show after the meeting.
    Posted over 3 years ago


  2. UCLA's Satellite! (2/26)
    Today, UAS is proud to welcome a presentation by the group making the satellite ELFIN--Electron Losses and Field INvestigation! This cubesat is being made by students right here at UCLA! So if you like to hear about cool things, take a break from midterms and stop by Knudsen 2-222 at 6:30 for free food and free science! There might also be a tour of ELFIN's lab if demand is high!
    Posted over 3 years ago


  3. Make your own biosphere! (2/19)
    Today will probably be one of the most exciting meetings of the year, for we're making biospheres! These are self-contained ecosystems that are... self-contained (as you may have figured out). How is this relevant to space, you may ask? Well if we are to travel among the stars, it might help to keep ourselves alive with a sustainable environment! The way this'll work is that we'll each get a Mason Jar (or something similar), fill it up with a bunch of soily things, stick a plant in, some water, and then seal it off forever and ever! Mwhahahaha! Anyhow, free food and a telescope show as always. See you guys in Knudsen 2-222 at 6:30!
    Posted over 3 years ago


  4. Learn about telescopes (and camping trip info)! (2/12)
    It's that time of week again, UAS time! This week we're having another one of our lovely office presentations, this time by the (sort of) lovely Ryan! In addition to that, we'll also be talking about this week's camping trip! If you're going camping, make sure to bring $25 to help cover gas, food, and camping fees! As always, free food and a telescope show--Knudsen 2-222 at 6:30!
    Posted over 3 years ago


  5. Bottle Rockets! (2/5)
    Hola amigos de UAS! Recuerdan cuando, oh wait, not everyone speaks spanish. I barely speak spanish. Uh, remember how the other week in UAS, we took away pressure to watch things explode? Well now we're adding pressure to make things explode! We'll be doing bottle rockets! The gist is, you start with a 2L bottle, design/decorate/etc. it, fill it a bit with water (how much depends entirely on you--there are pros and cons to having less or more water than others), pressurize it, and then watch it fly! (jackets will come in handy, since there's literally water flying everywhere) ALSO, if you want to go on the camping trip, you should stop by to fill out a waiver, so that the school that is not liable for anything stupid you do is even more not liable (you know, just to be safe). For now I believe the camping trip'll be leaving Friday of sixth week (next week). There'll likely be a $25 fee to go camping, since again UCLA doesn't want to be liable for anything that happens and thus is not funding this. If you are driving, this fee will be waived. ALSO ALSO, good luck with any midterms if you're still having them. I think I have one tomorrow maybe. I'll get to it eventually.
    Posted over 3 years ago