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Dr. Paul Doherty will give you a demonstration on how the sun can burn a hole in your retina if you don't take the proper procausions when viewing a Solar Eclipse. Remember: Never look directly at the sun, even during a Partial Eclipse! To learn more about eclipses and safe viewing techniques, check out the various articles and videos on our Eclipse website. http://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/

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

Date: February 3, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:02:52
The Exploratorium has been bringing solar eclipses to world-wide audiences via live broadcasts since 1998. We'll be on site again to capture the 2016 Total Solar Eclipse from the remote Micronesian island of Woleai. Join us live from Micronesia on March 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. PST either online or at the Exploratorium’s free event! www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/ We’ll also be broadcasting the 2017 eclipse; Stay tuned for more details!

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

Date: February 1, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:00:45
On March 8, 2016, 5pm PST the Exploratorium will present a live webcast of the total solar eclipse in Micronesia. Join us here online or in person at the Exploratorium.

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

Date: January 3, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:45
Whether you want to call it a “Blood Moon”, “Harvest Moon” or a “Supermoon” ...the rare total Lunar Eclipse happening on September 27th hasn't happened in 32 years, and won't happen again for another 18 years. If you are on the west coast the eclipse will begin at 7:11 p.m. PDT Sunday evening and will last one hour and 12 minutes.

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

Date: September 25, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:06:30
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:
00:25:50
Join Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast as they share information about the Rosetta Mission, which is due to be "woken up" on January 20th, 2014. Rosetta is a spacecraft en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will make the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:03:14
Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya muses on her ephemeral outdoor creation for the Exploratorium—the Fog Bridge—explaining it as both an homage to San Francisco and a conversation with nature itself.

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: October 10, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
00:07:03
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 12, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:00
Watch the beginning of Venus’s transit across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astronomical events.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:02:00
Watch the conclusion of Venus’s 6.5-hour journey across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astronomical events.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science