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The most difficult phase of the Rosetta mission is the final rendezvous with the fast-moving comet. Learn what steps the ESA scientists and engineers are taking to ensure a successful landing for November 2014.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: May 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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00:25:00
Join Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty as he illuminates the most primitive objects—comets, icy leftovers from the formation of our solar system over 4.6 billion years ago.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:20:00
La sonda espacial Rosetta de la Agencia Espacial Europea despertó de un profundo sueño este enero pasado en preparación para aterrizar en un cometa de nuestro sistema solar – la culminación de un viaje de 10 años por el espacio.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Physics
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00:05:26
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:10:47
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:
00:25:50
Join Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast as they share information about the Rosetta Mission, which is due to be "woken up" on January 20th, 2014. Rosetta is a spacecraft en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will make the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Physics
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00:15:00
Laura Welcher, Director of the Rosetta Project, introduces us to the Rosetta Disk, a three-inch puck of microscopically etched nickel and titanium documenting 1,500 human languages.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2014
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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00:01:07
First Thursdays of the Month • 6:00 P.M.--10:00 P.M. Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
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00:00:45
Part science museum, part retail space, and part community center, Helix engages with local schools and neighborhood groups to develop programs and events for all ages that reflect the unique character and needs of Los Altos and its surrounding communities.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science/
Running Time:
00:30:00
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shares news from the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference. This year, lead scientists from NASA will be sharing exciting information about the latest activities of the rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated explorer ever sent to another planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science