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What if we did contact another intelligent life form in the universe? What should we say? What traits best represent our humanity? Douglas Vakoch, the SETI Institute’s Director of Interstellar Message Composition, is working with scientists, artists, linguists, composers, and others to imagine how to speak for our planet.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
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0:59:07
On Thursday, June 21, 2001, a total solar eclipse sped across the Southern Hemisphere. The shadow of the moon first darkened the South Atlantic about 250 miles east of the Uruguay coast. It crossed the Atlantic Ocean, traversed southern Africa and the island of Madagascar, and then vanished into the darkness as night fell over the Indian Ocean. We sent our crew to the country of Zambia to bring images of the total solar eclipse as it happened.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: June 21, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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0:59:39
What's so special about putting a telescope above the atmosphere? Find out by visiting Flight Operations and talking with scientists who've nurtured Hubble from the beginning.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:19
McMurdo Station is the American staging area for Antarctic research. At the edge of Ross Island, off the coast of the continent, a small town of workers feed, house, prepare, supply, fuel, transport, and protect those who conduct field research throughout Antarctica and the surrounding waters. The community numbers 1,000 in the summer and 200 in the winter. And the community has a garden. In these conditions

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All

Date: January 8, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
0:58:28
The Exploratorium's Senior Scientist Tom Humphrey takes you around the Antiproton Decelerator, from beam pipes to antihydrogen traps.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
0:29:52
A behind-the-scenes look at how the world's only antimatter factory works, complete with live footage from CERN and a virtual reality tour of the antimatter decelerator. In this Webcast, Rob Semper and Ron Hipschman talk with Melissa Alexander and Thomas Humphrey, who join them virtually from Switzerland.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 11, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
1:04:44
Join us for an interactive webcast that includes a visit to Museo La Specola in Florence, Italy. The museum houses a collection of exquisite life-sized wax medical models that in the late 18th century represented the cutting edge of 3-dimensional imaging technology. We'll also talk with Dr. Hugh Patterson, Chief Anatomy Professor at UCSF, about how today's medical students study anatomy, and with John Murray of 3-D Systems, about the latest developments in solid object imaging.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: June 24, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Medicine and Anatomy
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1:03:23
On May 13, 2000, we peeked under the wrappings of an Egyptian mummy from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A live video link connected us to the imaging center at UC San Francisco. Radiologist Dr. Henry Goldberg and Fine Arts museum conservator Lesley Bone guided us through the CT scan and helped to interpret the findings.

Project: Revealing Bodies | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2000
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): History, Medicine
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
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