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00:10:06
Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit and receive radio and television signals to the nine-county SF Bay Area. Perched above Twin Peaks, the tower has become a local icon, now revered as much as it was abhorred when first built. Visit the tower with us to find out what’s on it, what’s underneath it, and its history, including its transformation from eyesore to icon.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 13, 2014
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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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
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0:47:02
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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0:22:47
Dr. Nils Halvorson is in the Live@ studio and sheds light on the DASI telescope at the South Pole.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology
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0:35:54
Exploratorium staff scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, talks about his photos of Antarctica.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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0:35:49
Noel and Paul spent several days at an active volcano, called Mt. Erebus. Join them for more stories about their trip and what the scientists are doing there.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 12, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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0:36:12
Exploratorium staff members Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner describe more of their experiences on Mt. Erebus, and active volcano in Antarctica

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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0:21:02
Check in with Noel Wanner and Paul Doherty as they tell us more about their visit to the active volcano Mt. Erebus.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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0:29:46
Exploratorium staff members Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner travelled to Mt. Erebus, a volcano in the Antarctica region, to join scientists doing experiments in the field.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 6, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science