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Curiosity has made a discovery! What could it be? Why are JPL scientists keeping this breaking news classified for now? Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon and Ron Hipshman will give you a refresher on Curiosity's SAM instrument and will discuss the process that scientists at JPL must endure before releasing this ground breaking discovery to the public.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: November 27, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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00:04:17
The Exploratorium’s new home has an ace up its sleeve for the next big earthquake—a single seismic joint, 300 feet long and two feet wide, will isolate the entire pier structure from the rest of San Francisco. Watch here as the bulkhead at Pier 15 is readied for the installation of the seismic joint.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: November 20, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:28:00
In this historical video from 1996, which was originally made for a museum floor installation, we learn about both the Palace of Fine Arts and the roots of the Exploratorium. This piece mixes footage from films in the Exploratorium's collection and interviews with historians, architects, and museum staff.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 6, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Art, History
Running Time:
00:08:22
In 1997, the Exploratorium opened the Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio on the museum floor, linking Internet users to live museum events and to live events at remote locations. In this video you can explore the early days of webcasting at the Exploratorium.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 1, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:04:50
Thomas Dolby performs his famous hit "She Blinded Me With Science" in the Exploratorium's webcasting studio.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 24, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:02:48
Riotously colorful bacteria and mobile mosses meet carnivorous plants and rotting carcasses in this impressionistic journey through the Life Sciences area at the Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 18, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): life sciences/biology
Running Time:
00:04:45
How do brewers turn a handful of simple ingredients into the frothy, delicious beverage we call beer? Patrick Horn and Bryan Hermannsson from San Francisco’s Pacific Brewing Lab take us inside their testing facility and show us how a new beer is born.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 10, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science
Running Time:
01:00:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: September 22, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon gives us a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission thus far, what the Curiosity rover is doing now, and what to look forward to in the months to come.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 15, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
En el programa de hoy, científicos del Exploratorium presentarán ejemplos de extremófilos – microrganismos que viven en condiciones extremas en la Tierra. Como Marte es un ambiente extremo, la pregunta sigue siendo, ¿podría el planeta rojo haber sustentado alguna forma de vida microbiana? Infórmate en nuestro webcast en vivo.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science