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00:03:24
What is dark energy? Cosmologist Rocky Kolb explains how the South Pole Telescope will help us understand the properties and nature of this mysterious force.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 7, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:38:30
The Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the ringed planet and its moons. Join us as we look at the latest images and do some hands-on activities to help us understand.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: May 12, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:41:16
The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
Mary Miller chats with scientists at the South Pole about the nearly-completed telescope. The satellite connection to the pole deteriorated quickly, and we hope to repeat this program in the near future. Stay tuned for updates!

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:37:45
What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
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:
00:45:13
A year and a half after entering Saturn's orbit, the Cassini spacecraft continued to gather exciting new information. Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Weygren bring us up to date on the Cassini Mission and show stunning images of Saturn and its ever-growing assortment of moons.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 7, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:48:40
Searching for extraterrestrial life: is it telephoning aliens or really complicated math equations? Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty, NASA Ames planetary Scientist Eric Wegryn, and SETI's Senior Scientist Seth Shostak as they explore how to find planets that could support life. How many of these planets are there? How did we find them? When will we know for sure?

Project: SETI | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:33:02
Take a look inside a comet! Launched on Jan. 12, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft hurtled through space on a collision course with an enormous comet. Join senior scientist Paul Dougherty as he explores this exciting mission.

Project: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories/University of Maryland collaboration | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science