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0:29:46
Exploratorium staff members Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner travelled to Mt. Erebus, a volcano in the Antarctica region, to join scientists doing experiments in the field.

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 6, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
0:24:49
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 5, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
0:49:06
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
Running Time:
0:15:00
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
Running Time:
0:54:27
The first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room, where space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore the room and show you the activities of engineers and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing mission in November.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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:
0:38:20
Hubble's pictures have changed our understanding of the galaxy. Here we meet scientists who show us how their images have led to new discoveries, then check in on our own imaging project and track its progress.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:54:09
How much time does an astronomer need to get that great picture? We'll talk with scientists about how they determine their experiments, and learn what it takes to make their case for a few minutes of the telescope's time.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 20, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
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:
0:16:17
In these archived webcasts from inside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) exhibition hall, watch as Exploratorium senior scientist Tom Humphrey challenges some of the top scientists in the world to explain the phenomena behind selected exhibits from the museum floor. In this webcast: the String Squirter exhibit, as explained by a guest physicist Leon Lederman.

Project: AAAS Annual Meeting Dispatches, San Francisco | Browse All

Date: February 18, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics