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Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: July 1, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:43:00
Join us for the fifth event in the series, this time featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice to create spontaneous and ecstatic musical compositions. Lowe—who also performs under the moniker Lichens—uses effects boxes to loop guitars, percussion, and vocals to form a reverberating drone.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: June 18, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:12:46
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio and Radio Valencia give us some insight into community radio in the Bay Area, how it works and the challenges they face. http://www.kpoo.com/ http://savekusf.org/ http://pcrcollective.org/ http://radiovalencia.fm/

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
01:11:44
R. Sanders "Sandy" Williams, Exploratorium Board Member and President of the Gladstone Institutes, hosted Exploratorium donors for a program called "Lunch with a Scientist". Joined by Gladstone Neuroscientist and Stem Cell Expert Yadong Huang, and Senior Biologist Kristina Yu, donors enjoyed a stimulating conversation on the topic of stem cell research and applications for medical treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 22, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:00
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
Running Time:
00:06:00
In this episode, you'll get a get a glimpse into frontline efforts to restore healthy, self-sustaining populations of California’s native steelhead and salmon across their historic range.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: May 14, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:39
Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
01:10:00
Join us for the fourth event in the series, this time featuring Jem Finer, a UK-based artist, musician, and composer. Finer has worked in film, photography, installation, and experimental and popular music since studying computer science in the 1970s. Much of his work explores systems and processes playing out over extremes of time and space.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art