Upsadaisium  LbNA # 13587 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerAdoptable    
Placed DateFeb 24 2005
CountyAlameda
LocationBerkeley, CA
Boxes1
Planted ByMimulus    
Found By lisascenic
Last Found Sep 25 2005
StatusFFFm  
Hike Distance?

Up in the hills above UC Berkeley lurks the Cyclotron and Bevatron and furthur up the hill is the Lawrence Hall of Science, named after Ernest Orlando Lawrence, eminent physicist and inventor (with others) of the cyclotron. The cyclotron made it possible for humans to accelerate subatomic particles, collide them and watch the birth of new (radioactive) elements/isotopes. The elements Lawrencium (103), Berkelium (97), and Californium (98)come to mind.

A little known fact, since it has been supressed by the government, concerns Element 176: Upsadaisium. Discovered at Mount Flatten and bequeathed to Bullwinkle J. Moose, he and Rocky gave the anti-gravity metal to the Pentagon. Secret government scientists have been studying its amazing properties ever since, and one site of research is the cyclotron. This box heralds the amazing element 176.

Clues:

Go to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley.
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/ for directions.

This can be done as a drive by, so no need to park in paid parking, unless you are planning on visiting the museum. For a drive by, pull in the drop off circle and handicapped parking area just south of the main entrance. You can park at the white curb for the few minutes it takes to get this box. Cross over to the small island that has 3 oak trees and a large, old cyclotron? CLimb up on the concrete base and look inside the top ring....more on the northwest side (with museum to your back).

NOTE: As of 1/28/06 this box was found vandalized. Stay tuned and it will be replaced.