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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:
00:30:00
We are thrilled to host Hubble Imaging expert, Zolt Levay, from the Space Telescope Institute for a discussion about the science and art of translating Hubble's data into colorful photographs of the cosmic landscape.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: May 7, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
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, weíll 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:
00:25:00
Behold beryllium, an exceptionally light, strong metal that is both prized and poisonous. Found in minerals such as emeralds and other forms of beryl, beryllium is highly conductive to heat and electricity, nonmagnetic, capable of great elasticity, and impervious to a wide range of temperatures, making it a favored material for aerospace projects such as space shuttles and satellites. In this video you will discover the elementís ancient and atomic histories with host Ron Hipschman!

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

Date: March 20, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:31:00
Join Dr. Jay Daniel, Director of Engineering at L-3 Integrated Optical Systems Tinsley, to explore berylliumís 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:
00:10:47
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
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:
00:02:00
Watch the beginning of Venusís 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 Venusís 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
Running Time:
00:03:53
Senior Exploratorium Scientist, Paul Doherty demonstrates how you can make your own sun viewer. You can safely view sunspots, eclipses and transits with this equipment that you may have laying around the house! To learn more about the upcoming Transit of Venus visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/question3.html

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 16, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science