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Join us for a live webcast with senior scientist Paul Doherty to discuss breaking news about the Rosetta Mission! The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission deployed its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on November 12. 2014. Philae’s landing site, currently known as Site J, is located on the smaller of the comet’s two ‘lobes’, with a backup site on the larger lobe. The sites were selected just six weeks after Rosetta arrived at the comet on August 6, following its 10-year journey through the Solar System.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:02:25
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: November 14, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
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00:00:47
Check out this amazing footage taken from a quadcopter flying over the Exploratorium at their spectacular Pier 15 location on San Francisco's Embarcadero.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:02:37
Light Walk captures former Exploratorium artist and "natural philosopher" Bob Miller (1935-2007) leading a portion of his fabled walk, a blend of performance art and radical pedagogy that evolved into an Exploratorium institution. Developed over many years, Bob's walk was continually nourished by the observations, questions, and astonishment of visitors, teachers, and museum staff.

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: October 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:06:30
What are salt ponds and why are they are being restored to their natural habitat? The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project is the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast. When complete, the project will restore 15,100 acres of industrial salt ponds to a rich mosaic of tidal wetlands and other habitats. For more information go to http://www.southbayrestoration.org .

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 7, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Join us for a live chat with researchers aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as they study an active volcano beneath the Caribbean Sea. We'll ask them how ocean exploration has changed with the introduction of high-bandwidth satellite communications that allow scientists on shore to join the expedition virtually.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: September 29, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:43
Explore distant realms of musical possibility with Resonance, an evening new music series at the Exploratorium. Contemporary musicians and sound artists will perform new works and discuss their ideas, techniques, and inspirations with radio host and pianist Sarah Cahill. For more information go to http://www.exploratorium.edu/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: September 26, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
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00:23:52
Join us for a live chat with educators and scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which is studying an active volcano beneath the Caribbean Sea. Learn about the excitement of deep-sea exploration, and find out whether the researchers have had to dodge any underwater volcanic eruptions.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: September 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:20:00
Join us for a live chat with artist Lily Simonson aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which is studying an active volcano beneath the Caribbean Sea. A painter and educator from Los Angeles, Simonson is fascinated by the otherworldly animals of the deep sea, especially those that live around the superheated waters gushing from cracks on undersea volcanoes. She’ll tell us what it's like for an artist to collaborate with scientists at sea and what strange invertebrates she hopes to document.

Project: Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus | Browse All

Date: September 19, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:05:16
Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and you'll see them throughout San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco Fire Department's Auxiliary Water Supply System, these brick circles indicate a cistern full of water. Join SFFD's Chief Ken Lombardi and Firefighter Hashim Anderson as they discuss the history and function of these cisterns, and demonstrate the drafting procedures used to access the water.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science