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00:03:25
In this short film Frank Oppenheimer gives us some of his visions for what he is creating in the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. This film dates back to 1969, the year that the Exploratorium was founded.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art
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00:15:19
Jon Boorstin's 1974 film, Exploratorium, was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. This film explores the museum through imagery and sound, without a narrative voice-over.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art
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Shortly after Frank Oppenheimer's death, Exploratorium staff share their experiences working with Frank, and tell us why staff retention at the Exploratorium was never an issue.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Art, Physics
Running Time:
1:10:23
A unique chance to watch the live progression of the making of a Hubble image! We'll select an image to follow over the course of the following webcasts, showing you the steps along the way as it goes from raw data to a full-color picture. And we'll talk with people who bring Hubble's fantastic images to the public. Part 2 of the previous program.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art
Running Time:
00:03:36
Mesocyclone, centerpiece of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibition, is a 40 foot tall, working model of a hurricane. Powerful fans at the base of the structure create complex airflow patterns. These patterns are made visible by water vapor released from the top of the structure.

Project: Turbulent Landscapes | Browse All

Date: January 1, 1996
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Scientist