Ultracold atoms are useful for precision measurement and the study of quantum many-body physics. We pursue two experiments contributing to these research lines. The first experiment attempts to create a continuous atom laser, exploiting the availability of broad and narrow laser cooling transitions in Sr. I’ll discuss our strategy and show how we create a steady-state Sr sample close to quantum degeneracy as intermediate step towards our goal. The second experiment pursues the creation of ultracold RbSr ground-state molecules, which have interesting properties for designing many-body systems. I’ll discuss magnetic Feshbach resonances in Rb-Sr mixtures, which exist despite the lack of an electronic magnetic moment in Sr and which are promising for magneto-association of weakly-bound RbSr molecules.