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00:28:51
Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon show us a day in the life of a South Pole scientist, then talk about what the telescope will be searching for: dark matter, galaxy clusters, and evidence of the universe expanding.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:28:45
South Pole scientists Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon take us on a virtual tour of the South Pole Station, then discuss working in the polar environment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:31:49
Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty chats with Richard Levy, a geologist, and Ross Powell, who’s the co-director of the ANDRILL project. They are drilling beneath the Antarctic seafloor, and pulling up sediment cores. By looking at the layers of the past, they hope to help us predict our future.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:28:33
What do the kids want to know? Join Kirk Bell's fifth grade class (from Children's Day School in San Francisco)as they chat with Holly Troy in Antarctica. Mr. Troy has spent many seasons at McMurdo station working with scientists.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 30, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:26:39
Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 29, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:34:45
After years of preparation, scientists from the University of Chicago are making the long journey to the South Pole to begin construction on the new 10-meter telescope. Join us as we talk to scientists at the pole about their long journey, learn about the pre-building of the telescope in Texas last summer; and find out what challenges they face in constructing a major scientific instrument in freezing conditions.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:04:12
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden, from which they obtain their only fresh produce. Many love to visit this polar paradise.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:57
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workeres feeds, houses, prepared, supplies, fuels, transports, and protects those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden. But they aren't allowed to use soil.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2005
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:32:24
Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:43:37
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Biology/Life Science