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The sun holds an honored place in the lives of Southwestern Native Americans. Hear insights into the importance of the sun from Dr. Shelly Valdez, educator at Laguna Pueblo; Dr. Isabel Hawkins, solar researcher at UC Berkeley; and Andrew Garcia Sr., coordinator of Tewa dancers.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon | Browse All

Date: October 7, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science, History
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00:00:24
Time-lapse footage of light moving across a pictograph at Wijiji 931.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon | Browse All

Date: October 7, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science
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00:46:27
SETI is a scientific effort seeking to determine if there is intelligent life outside Earth. We were at Aricebo Radio Observatory in March 2003 when scientists listened to the most promising transmissions from UC Berkeley’s SETI@home search. Join the Exploratorium’s Ron Hipschman and special guest Dan Werthimer, chief scientist and principal investigator for the SETI Institute’s efforts, including Arecibo Observatory’s search of artificial radio signals coming from other stars.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 21, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:58:53
How can a mathematical equation frame the question of life in the universe? We’ll talk with Frank Drake, one of the founders of the SETI Institute, about his famous equation and how it frames the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 15, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:39:14
The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) will be brought back to life with the installation of the new experimental NICMOS cryo-cooler. The cryo-cooler updates the technology from that of an icebox to a modern refrigerator. We also talk to Keith Noll, head if the Hubble Heritage Project, which is responsible for bringing us those stunning pictures from deep space.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:31:20
The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was successfully installed. In preparation for the installation of the NICMOS Cooling System tomorrow, the astronauts also installed the Electronics Support Module. We also talk with Massimo Stiavelli, a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute about his involvement with the ACS and the future Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFPC3) scheduled to be installed during the next servicing mission in 2004.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 7, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
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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0:01:01
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:01:01
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science