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Join us as we talk to South Pole scientists about Ice Cube, a major new telescope being built deep below the surface to detect ghostly neutrino particles. The neutrino telescope will use thousands of detectors spread over a square kilometer of ice below the South Pole to study cosmological mysteries such as black holes, gamma ray bursts, and the remnants of supernova explosions.
Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos. What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver. Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon show us a day in the life of a South Pole scientist, then talk about what the telescope will be searching for: dark matter, galaxy clusters, and evidence of the universe expanding. Join Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen as they examine the past, present, and future of climate change. In this show, Paul and Stephanie discuss the future of our climate. Learn more about the oceans, global warming, feedback effects, glacial ice and sea ice, and some things you can to do help. Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck will examine how increasing temperatures affect specific organisms at the poles—from phytoplankton to polar bears! Join Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck as she investigates the characteristics of living organisms and ecosystems, and how climate change affects them. South Pole scientists Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon take us on a virtual tour of the South Pole Station, then discuss working in the polar environment. After years of preparation, scientists from the University of Chicago are making the long journey to the South Pole to begin construction on the new 10-meter telescope. Join us as we talk to scientists at the pole about their long journey, learn about the pre-building of the telescope in Texas last summer; and find out what challenges they face in constructing a major scientific instrument in freezing conditions. Watch as Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen play around with the leading greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide. What is it? How much is there in our atmosphere? What does it do that is so harmful to the environment?