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On February 26, 1998, a total solar eclipse darkened skies in a swath stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic, across the Caribbean. From the island of Aruba, an Exploratorium team presented a live Webcast of this celestial event. At the time, Webcasting technology was in its infancy, and this first live Webcast ever of a solar eclipse broke existing records for the number of viewers. Watch the archived Webcast here, or just click on the images below for still photos of eclipse highlights.

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

Date: August 26, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
02:00:00
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum to improvise an immersive, otherworldly environment of light in collaboration with acclaimed musicians Julia Holter and Linda Perhacs.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:45:00
Join the talented performers from the SFJAZZ Highschool Allstars for a live performance in our Kanbar Forum.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 12, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:49:43
The second season of Resonance kicks off with Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals. Their music is an ecstatic intersection of the tone-generating electronics and guitars of Zachary James Watkins, and the heart-thumping acoustic percussion of Marshall Trammell.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: October 9, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:02:00
Watch as guests of Exploratorium After Dark collaborate in a hands-on, ears-on exploration of musical cultures from every continent with educator Michael Bradke.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: September 18, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:28:54
Sound artists Shane A. Myrbeck and Emily Shisko elaborate on their thought process behind their interactive sound installation, Fathom: Self-Assembling Music. This art work was presented in the Exploratorium's Kanbar Forum in 2013 and into 2014.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
00:31:00
Developed in the early days of electronic instruments, the ondes Martenot, characterized by a fragile and intricate design, produces a wholly unique and deeply evocative sound that transfixes musicians and listeners alike.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:14:00
How can a bugle make so many notes even though it has no valves? We’ll find out about how waves can fit into pipes, strings and rods in this webcast.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:08:20
Join Ron Hipschman at a live webcast where he’ll investigate sound waves, interference, beats, and harmonics. What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
01:08:00
Watch internationally renowned musician Roscoe Mitchell performing “Angel City” with James Fei on woodwinds and William Winant on percussion. All three are music professors at Mills College in Oakland.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art