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Experimental physicist Carl Haber restores antique audio recordings too old, fragile, or damaged to be otherwise replayed—including recordings made in wax, soot, and foil. Using optical scanning technologies from his work at CERN in Switzerland, Haber has recovered and preserved a diverse collection of deteriorating sonic artifacts, voices from the past that otherwise would have been lost.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 10, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, physics, general science
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00:30:00
Robots have gone where no one has gone before and sent back photographs of things never before seen. Witness robot-captured photos of hellaciously hot venus, cryogenically cold Titan, and many places in between. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty to a brief exploration of the images that have captured our imaginations.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: May 12, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science
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00:20:00
5 years and 5 servicing missions have provided scientists and the public with unprecedented views of our universe. From objects as close as our solar system to the furthest reaches of the Universe, we’ll look at some of these images and discuss what it took to get them.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 30, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:00
Join Dr. Jay Daniel, Director of Engineering at L-3 Integrated Optical Systems Tinsley, to explore beryllium’s central role in the future James Webb Space Telescope.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: March 20, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Join us for a live webcast with senior scientist Paul Doherty to discuss breaking news about the Rosetta Mission! The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission deployed its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on November 12. 2014. Philae’s landing site, currently known as Site J, is located on the smaller of the comet’s two ‘lobes’, with a backup site on the larger lobe. The sites were selected just six weeks after Rosetta arrived at the comet on August 6, following its 10-year journey through the Solar System.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
The race to find Philae's landing site could only begin once Rosetta arrived at comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on August 6th, when the comet was seen close-up for the first time. Since then, the spacecraft has moved to within 30 km of the comet, affording more detailed scientific measurements of the candidate sites. In parallel, the operations and flight dynamics teams have been exploring options for delivering the lander to all five candidate landing sites. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist, Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast detailing the amazing stages of the Rosetta Mission!

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:49:00
Join us as Rosetta moves ever closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s nucleus to map potential sites for a November landing.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: August 15, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science
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00:30:00
The most difficult phase of the Rosetta mission is the final rendezvous with the fast-moving comet. Learn what steps the ESA scientists and engineers are taking to ensure a successful landing for November 2014.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: May 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:05:26
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:10:47
Cities are known to produce a lot of light pollution, making it a challenge for astronomy enthusiasts to view the heavens within city limits. For us in the SF Bay Area, these issues apply, however, exciting results can still be attained between sky gazing and learning about how we all fit into this big thing we call "space". Urban Astronomer Paul Salazar, The Exploratorium's very own Adam Esposito and more demonstrate how to deal with the parameters and the unforgettable experiences that await with simple to no equipment, the right conditions, and some decent timing.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: March 12, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science