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On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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00:01:32
Ongoing through March 31, 2013 | Times and locations TBA Location: Multiple locations in San Francisco; for specific locations, follow @theexplainers on Twitter. In the months before our grand opening, orange-vested Explainers will bring the Exploratorium experience to unexpected spots around San Francisco. These weekly site-specific activities will be designed to make you notice and engage with the world around you, and to shake you out of your normal, everyday routines. Explainers will help you notice clouds at Aquatic Park, find north without a compass at Ghirardelli Square, experience our mobile Camera Obscura in Union Square, and challenge your sense of perception out in the neighborhoods. In January locations will vary; in February and March, look for those orange vests along the Embarcadero, in front of Pier 15. Music by Pat Spurgeon

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Curiosity has made a discovery! What could it be? Why are JPL scientists keeping this breaking news classified for now? Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon and Ron Hipshman will give you a refresher on Curiosity's SAM instrument and will discuss the process that scientists at JPL must endure before releasing this ground breaking discovery to the public.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: November 27, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:48
Riotously colorful bacteria and mobile mosses meet carnivorous plants and rotting carcasses in this impressionistic journey through the Life Sciences area at the Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 18, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): life sciences/biology
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01:00:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: September 22, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science
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00:20:00
Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon gives us a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission thus far, what the Curiosity rover is doing now, and what to look forward to in the months to come.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 15, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
En el programa de hoy, científicos del Exploratorium presentarán ejemplos de extremófilos – microrganismos que viven en condiciones extremas en la Tierra. Como Marte es un ambiente extremo, la pregunta sigue siendo, ¿podría el planeta rojo haber sustentado alguna forma de vida microbiana? Infórmate en nuestro webcast en vivo.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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00:07:03
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 12, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
Únete a los científicos del Exploratorium e infórmate de las últimas hazañas del astromóvil Curiosidad que está paseando por el planeta Marte e investigando la posibilidad de que haya condiciones hospitalarias para sustentar la vida extraterrestre.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
In today's program, Exploratorium host Ron Hipschman will give a quick update on Curiosity and then revisit the MER rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science