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Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house. Join us for a live webcast with senior scientist Paul Doherty to discuss breaking news about the Rosetta Mission!
The European Space Agencys Rosetta mission deployed its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko on November 12. 2014. Philaes landing site, currently known as Site J, is located on the smaller of the comets 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.
The race to find Philae's landing site could only begin once Rosetta arrived at comet, 67P/ChuryumovGerasimenko on August 6th, when the comet was seen close-up for the first time. Since then, the spacecraft has moved to within 30 km of the comet, affording more detailed scientific measurements of the candidate sites. In parallel, the operations and flight dynamics teams have been exploring options for delivering the lander to all five candidate landing sites.
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist, Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast detailing the amazing stages of the Rosetta Mission! The Ebola virus has spread from West Africa to the United States with three confirmed cases and one death. The outbreak is generating fear, airport screenings, and a storm of media coverage. But how worried should we really be? Get the facts about Ebola from UCSF physician and infectious disease researcher Charles Chiu, who studies the Ebola virus and how it spreads. Check out this amazing footage taken from a quadcopter flying over the Exploratorium at their spectacular Pier 15 location on San Francisco's Embarcadero. 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. 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 . 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. 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. 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. Shell tell us what it's like for an artist to collaborate with scientists
at sea and what strange invertebrates she hopes to document.