Found 10 - 20 results of 25 programs matching keyword "light"
A century after publication of Einstein's famous papers on light and relativity, this most celebrated of Nobel Laureates will be the subject of a talk by award-winning science writer K.C. Cole. She'll discuss the ways in which Einstein continues to influence physics today, from detecting gravity waves to understanding string theory.
Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All
Date: June 28, 2006
Category: Popular Science
How does your eye work? You see the world because light gets into your eyes. Your eye uses that light to make an image of the world inside your eye—just as a camera uses light to make a photograph. At the Exploratorium, we dissect cow eyes to show people how an eye functions, and look at the parts that make up an eye.
This video shows and explains a dissection with one of our staff Explainers.
Project: Cow's Eye Dissection | Browse All
Date: June 23, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
James Turrell studied optics and perceptual psychology in college, but gravitated towards art as his curiosity led him to investigate light itself. In this Webcast of a lecture, James Turrell discusses his experiences manipulating pure light and how it became his artistic medium. He reveals how this early work led him to discover Roden Crater in Arizona and to create his subsequent lifelong project of transforming the crater into an astronomical observatory.
Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All
Date: September 16, 2003
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science
In an exclusive taped interview, Hubble payload commander and astronaut John Grunsfeld discusses how astronauts who'll be servicing a telescope in space train in a giant pool at the Johnson Space Center. We'll also show an interview with space engineer Amy Ross, filmed in the space suit laboratory at Johnson.
Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All
Date: March 3, 2002
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science