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00:06:46
With a roll of thin plastic diffraction grating and some "stolen" sunlight, artist and exhibit developer Pete Stephens transformed the interior of the Palace of Fine Arts into a dazzling riot of spectral color. As he works to recreate the effect at the new Exploratorium at Pier 15, Stephens recounts the challenges—and the inspiration—of this expansive experiment in light.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 12, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:03:20
As part of the festivities in honor of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15, Obscura Digital, internationally recognized creative technology innovators, transformed the historic façade of Pier 15 into a spectacular, interactive odyssey through micro and macro phenomena on multiple time scales.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 22, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:02:15
This is two minutes of Exploratorium exhibit phenomena B-roll, shot in HD. Exhibit close-up footage includes Light Table, Icy Bodies, and Colored Shadows.

Project: Exploratorium Miscellaneous Press Video and Audio | Browse All

Date: March 21, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
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:
00:20:00
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:
00:20:00
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
Running Time:
00:40:00
It's been a week since we did our last Mars webcast-join Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Linda Shore as they give us updates us on all the latest images and findings, and share a little bit about time on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:40:00
Curiosity has started roving! Join hosts Robyn and Ron as they bring the latest updates on Curiosity's progress, and then delve into investigating the nuclear power source on the rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 30, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
01:00:00
Join host Ron Hipschman and a very special guest, David M. Seidel, who is the Deputy Manager from the Education office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory! They will go over new updates, and then share photos and stories from the Exploratorium's recent visit to JPL to learn more about the MSL mission.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
The Curiosity rover has updated it's software, moved it's wheels, tested it's laser, and started rolling. In today's show, Ron and Robyn will share all the news and mission updates from the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 25, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science