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Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale. Cities are known to produce a lot of light pollution, making it a challenge for astronomy enthusiasts to view the heavens within city limits. For us in the SF Bay Area, these issues apply, however, exciting results can still be attained between sky gazing and learning about how we all fit into this big thing we call "space".
Urban Astronomer Paul Salazar, The Exploratorium's very own Adam Esposito and more demonstrate how to deal with the parameters and the unforgettable experiences that await with simple to no equipment, the right conditions, and some decent timing. Join Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast as they share information about the Rosetta Mission, which is due to be "woken up" on January 20th, 2014. Rosetta is a spacecraft en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will make the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. Laura Welcher, Director of the Rosetta Project, introduces us to the Rosetta Disk, a three-inch puck of microscopically etched nickel and titanium documenting 1,500 human languages. First Thursdays of the Month • 6:00 P.M.--10:00 P.M.
Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events. Part science museum, part retail space, and part community center, Helix engages with local schools and neighborhood groups to develop programs and events for all ages that reflect the unique character and needs of Los Altos and its surrounding communities. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shares news from the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference. This year, lead scientists from NASA will be sharing exciting information about the latest activities of the rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated explorer ever sent to another planet. Get caught up on the rover Curiosity's exciting exploration of Mars! Examination of the Martian atmosphere by the rover confirms that some meteorites that have dropped to earth really are from the red planet.
In February 2013, Curiosity drilled into a rock called "John Klein" and then analyzed the sample material with its on-board scientific instruments. On March 12, NASA announced that the analyses show conditions on Mars were once favorable for life! Join us to learn more about this breakthrough discovery. On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.