Exploratorium home Exploratorium home Explo.tv
Browse programs by:
Search 
Science in the City
The Gong Show: Exploring Metal (Video)
Date: December 22, 2010
Running Time: 00:05:00
Join musician Karen Stackpole as she illuminates the science, history, and construction of gongs, tam-tams, and metallophones. In her studio, we learn how gongs are made by using heat, cold water, and a tempering process. Karen also discusses contemporary uses of gongs and some of her current work.
Browse hundreds of webcasts, video clips, podcasts, and slideshows from the Exploratorium's collection of original programming, from remote scientific expeditions to fun hands-on activities.

Upcoming



  Check back soon for upcoming programs.


Featured

00:20:07
Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Neon: Ed Kirshner (Video)
4/15/2016   
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in ...
 
00:05:06
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Live from Micronesia Totality Highlights (Video)
3/14/2016   
See the highlights of totality from the total solar eclipse of March 8/9 2016! The Exploratori ...
 
01:00:00
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - 2016 Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Micronesia (Webcast)
3/8/2016   
In March 2016, the Exploratorium webcast team traveled to the coral island of Woleai, in Micronesi ...
 
00:02:59
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - The Magnetosphere (Video)
3/2/2016   
Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty illuminates the mysteries of the Earth's magnetosphere and ...
 
00:01:54
Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality - Why Don't We Have an Eclipse Every Month? (Video)
2/24/2016   
In this video, Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains why we don't have a tot ...

New

00:32:00
Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Aluminum: Ron Hipschman (Video)
5/3/2016   
Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintesse ...
 
00:25:00
Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table - Aluminum: Mara Holt Skov (Video)
5/3/2016   
Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintessen ...
 
00:14:00
Duendes Performance (Video)
4/22/2016   
Take a peak at Duendes performing at our annual Spring Gala event in the Kanbar Forum! More than ...
 
00:1:39
After Dark - Extended Cinemas 2016 (Video)
4/21/2016   
The warm glow of the projected image invites us to in-between worlds. During this cinematic ...
 
00:35:00
Resonance - Oren Ambarchi: Interview (Webcast)
4/16/2016   
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction com ...