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On the cliffs above San Francisco's Ocean Beach perches a landmark observatory—a giant camera obscura. Step inside with Robert Tacchetto and see how this centuries-old technology creates enchanting images of the outside world.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:53:51
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:32:23
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:37:45
What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
0:40:48
On the occasion of Hubble's 15th birthday we unveil two spectacular mosaic images from the telescope, discuss the amazing accomplishments of Hubble during the past 15 years, and look at some of the images from space.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 26, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:28:55
After its long journey to Saturn's largest moon, Titan, the Huygens probe is released from the Cassini spacecraft. The Huygens probe completes its descent to Titan, capturing hundreds of images on its way. Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he gives us background on this incredible mission and sets the stage for the first close-up images of this mysterious moon.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 14, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:26:34
Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn explore the latest photos of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, taken from only 750 miles away by the Huygens probe.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: November 5, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:18:43
Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Weygren discuss the most intriguing moon in the Solar System, Titan. Titan is veiled in a mysterious, dense, foggy atmosphere.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: July 16, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:09:54
Our team of middle school students from the Aim High program investigates new technologies that use our unique physical traits as tools for identification. Eye-D explores the possibilities of retinal scans.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: November 5, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:43
Join us as NASA releases the first images from the Hubble Telescope's new camera, NICMOS (the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer). We'll discuss the significance and beauty of these pictures of our galaxy with the NICMOS' Lead Scientist, Keith Noll.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science