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After Dark
Dr. Megavolt under the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda (Video)
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Date: November 18, 2009
Running Time: 00:02:54
In November 2009, Exploratorium After Dark welcomed particle physicist Dr. Austin Richards -- aka Dr. MegaVolt -- for an unforgettable performance. Under the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda, he jousted with a high-voltage Tesla coil, which generated 200,000 volts of electricity and shot 14-foot-long arcs of lightning through the air. Engaging with ... More »
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Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Micronesia (Webcast)
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