About Multiverse

Through carefully-crafted space and earth science educational opportunities and resources, we seek to connect with people’s sense of wonder and encourage personal ties to science and the learning process. We strive to bring the richness of diversity to science and make science discovery accessible for all.

What We Do

Multiverse at the University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory provides earth and space science educational opportunities and resources for a variety of audiences, especially for those who are underrepresented in the sciences. Our audiences include teachers, students, education and outreach professionals, and the public. We partner with NASA, the National Science Foundation, scientists, teachers, science center and museum educators, park interpreters, and others with expertise in reaching particular audiences. With these partners, we develop resources and communities of practice, offer educator workshops, and run events for the public.

Our Vision

We envision a world filled with science-literate societies capable of thriving with today’s technology, while maintaining a sustainable balance with the natural world; a world where people develop and sustain the ability to think critically using observation and evidence and participate authentically in scientific endeavors; a world where people see themselves and their culture within the scientific enterprise, and understand science within the context that we are all under one sky and on one Earth.

Our Values

In our team, we work collaboratively, embracing contributions from a variety of cultures and perspectives. We encourage open dialogue and sharing of ideas with full consideration, courtesy and regard for everyone. We seek opportunities to develop ourselves professionally by acquiring new skills, knowledge and greater self awareness. We approach our work with full measures of creativity, imagination and innovation, striving to develop and deliver excellent products and services.

Examples of Our Work

Here are some short (three to five minute) videos showing examples of our work:

  • "Solar Science is Elementary—Using Eye on the Sky in Your K-4 Classroom"
  • "Meet Your Star: Viewing the Sun Safely" (for kids) 
  • "Under One Sun: Culture as a Context for Science Learning"
  • "Magnetic Mania: Magnetism on Earth and Beyond"
Dr. Janet Luhmann speaks to a group of students
Dr. Janet Luhmann speaks to a group of students about the STEREO mission to study the Sun in 3D

Multiverse skin is based on Greytness by Adammer