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Mechanical Engineer Armen Toorian explains that the wheel tracks of the Mars rover Curiosity are used to determine how far the rover has travelled on the red planet. Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on the unusual working conditions involved with a Mars rover expedition. Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann and Mechanical Designer Scott McGinley explain some of the scientific instruments aboard the Mars rover Curiosity. Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian conditions and conduct tests with model rovers to prepare the Curiosity rover for its journey to Mars and its work on the red planet. A glimpse of the full-scale model of the Mars rover, Curiosity. On display at the Exploratorium from August 1st to September 16, 2012. This model is on loan from JPL, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and there are only two on loan in the United States! Size and scale can be difficult concepts to teach. TI staff educator Lori Lambertson talks us through one of her favorite activities, using one of her favorite dolls-Barbie. It can be hard to make ideas about size and scale relevant to students lives. Childrens book author David Schwartz explains a series of neat real-world comparisons from his book that really get the concepts across.
The Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the ringed planet and its moons. Join us as we look at the latest images and do some hands-on activities to help us understand.
Dr. Stephen H. Schneider joins us to discuss climate change. Dr. Schneider was honored in 1992 with a MacArthur Fellowship for his ability to integrate and interpret the results of global climate research through public lectures, seminars, classroom teaching, and research collaboration with colleagues. A year and a half after entering Saturn's orbit, the Cassini spacecraft continued to gather exciting new information. Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Weygren bring us up to date on the Cassini Mission and show stunning images of Saturn and its ever-growing assortment of moons.