Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

The International Space Station Buzzes The Old Home Of EPS

Monday, December 11, 2017

The International Space Station (ISS) made a rare appearance over campus on November 27 and 29 flying over South Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus.

South Hall was the first home of the Department of Geology (forefather of the department of Earth and Planetary Science) in 1869.

Although the ISS tends to be visible numerous nights (or early mornings) in the Bay Area, it was rare for the station to “fly-over” the campus on two nights in the same week.

Rarer still that visibility for the fly-over’s was picture perfect with no fog or clouds to obscure the station’s movement over the campus.


Can you tell which object flying over South Hall is the space station and which is a jet plane?