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On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
2:00:05
On August 11, 1999, 3:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the Exploratorium presented a live Webcast of a total solar eclipse that passed across Europe and Asia. The program included direct satellite communication with our expedition team, reporting from a crowded square in Amasya, Turkey, a town along the path of totality.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: August 11, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
1:29:49
Learn how to bridge the digital generation gap with America's foremost expert on kids and computers. Seymour Papert talks about the impact of the Digital Age on the family.

Project: Exploratorium Event CAM | Browse All

Date: October 23, 1996
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Sociology
Running Time:
1:59:14
This episode of Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live radio show explores the places where science and entertainment intersect. In this broadcast: Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine; Lawrence Weschler, author of "Seeing is Forgetting the Name of Thing One Sees"; The Canadian Brass Ensemble; physics chanteuse Lynda Williams; and Jonathan Schooler with a memory wine-tasting.

Project: Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live | Browse All

Date: December 5, 1994
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science