Browsing 10 - 20 results of 90 programs from 2012
We'll be joined in studio by a University of Washington marine geologist to discuss the deployment of a deep sea observatory off the coast of Oregon. Like an expeditions to Mars, this work is the result of years of mapping, planning, and complex engineering and science to explore hard-to-reach places. Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far. Únete a los científicos del Exploratorium e infórmate de las últimas hazañas del astromóvil Curiosidad que está paseando por el planeta Marte e investigando la posibilidad de que haya condiciones hospitalarias para sustentar la vida extraterrestre. In today's program, Exploratorium host Ron Hipschman will give a quick update on Curiosity and then revisit the MER rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. It's been a week since we did our last Mars webcast-join Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Linda Shore as they give us updates us on all the latest images and findings, and share a little bit about time on Mars. Curiosity has started roving! Join hosts Robyn and Ron as they bring the latest updates on Curiosity's progress, and then delve into investigating the nuclear power source on the rover. Join host Ron Hipschman and a very special guest, David M. Seidel, who is the Deputy Manager from the Education office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory! They will go over new updates, and then share photos and stories from the Exploratorium's recent visit to JPL to learn more about the MSL mission. The Curiosity rover has updated it's software, moved it's wheels, tested it's laser, and started rolling. In today's show, Ron and Robyn will share all the news and mission updates from the red planet. At our last After Dark in our current home, the theme was Mars! On display the museum has a full-scale model of the Mars rover Curiosity, which arrived on the red planet Sunday, August 5. At After Dark, we had Martians, robots, and extraterrestrials in the crowd! There were Martian themed lectures, a live webcast, and activities like the Egg Drop, where visitors practiced landing a homemade Rover safely onto the ground. Red skies at night offer fun and delight. Tardigrades are amazing creatures that can withstand the most extreme conditions on Earth, as well as the vacuum of space! This unique and charismatic animal has the ability to survive in a variety of situations. In today's program, Exploratorium scientist Karen Kalumuck will continue our programming about life in extreme environments as it relates to the search for 'habitability' on Mars.