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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:
00:02:00
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:
08:57
Astrophysicist and native Hawaiian Dr. Paul Coleman is used to operating in the worlds of both science and spiritual tradition. But in this short podcast, he tells a story of one time when those two worlds clashed, and he was reminded of the importance of remembering his native roots.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:27:05
Paul Doherty and Ron Hipschman discuss some of Saturn's interesting history.

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

Date: August 21, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, History
Running Time:
00:58:53
How can a mathematical equation frame the question of life in the universe? Weíll 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:
00:30:43
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
Running Time:
0:26:41
Today from the South Pole, Mary Miller speaks to Kathryn Rollins, who will tell us about the AMANDA Neutrino Dectector.

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

Date: December 21, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:20:22
Today we connect with Mary Miller and Noel Wanner, who are at the South Pole, and find out about the science going on there.

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

Date: December 20, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:41:11
Learn more from the South Pole, as Mary and Noel speak to scientists about the DASI telescope

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

Date: December 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science