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Solar Eclipse:  2016 Total Solar Eclipse March 8, 2016 Promo (Clip)
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00:00:45
On March 8, 2016, 5pm PST the Exploratorium will present a live webcast of the total solar eclipse in Micronesia. Join us here online or in person at the Exploratorium.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: January 3, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: 2016 solar eclipse, sun, moon, micronesia, live event


Miscellaneous:  FACTS: French Ameri-Can Climate Talks (Webcast)
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03:30:00
Join us for an intriguing evening of discussion about climate change and technology. The French-American Climate Talks (FACTS) is a conference series organized by the Embassy of France in the United States, and the Exploratorium is proud to host the San Francisco chapter. Don't miss this opportunity to see renowned scientists, prominent industry figures, and top entrepreneurs gather.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: September 18, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, General Science

Keywords: climate change, technology, france, facts, renewable energy, carbon emissions, greenhouse gas


After Dark:  After Dark: Illusions: Brad Barton: Dream Job (Clip)
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00:04:48
Brad Barton mesmerized and delighted audiences at this August's After Dark: Illusions. He presented his new show, Subliminal, which combines magic, mind reading, and humor to showcase the powers of suggestion, influence, and persuasion.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: September 4, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
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Rosetta Mission:  Philae has Landed! (Webcast)
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00:30:00
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.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: rosetta mission, philae, comet, space


Rosetta Mission:  Preparing for Landing (Clip)
Running Time:
00:30:00
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!

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: comet, space, philae, rosetta, esa


Miscellaneous:  Higgs: The Theory, the Discovery, and the Fate of the Universe (Clip)
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01:00:00
Join JoAnne Hewett, a theoretical physicist from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Maria Spiropulu, a Caltech experimental physicist working at CERN, who came to the Exploratorium to speak with us about the implications of the Higgs discovery.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: July 2, 2013
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: higgs-boson, higgs, bosen, physics, cern, particle physics, stanford linnear accelerator, slac, theoretical physics, electroweak theory, space, dark matter, dark energy, cal tech, experimental physics, joanne hewett, maria spiropulu


Return to Mars:  Curiosity's Secret Discovery (Webcast)
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00:30:00
Curiosity has made a discovery! What could it be? Why are JPL scientists keeping this breaking news classified for now? Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon and Ron Hipshman will give you a refresher on Curiosity's SAM instrument and will discuss the process that scientists at JPL must endure before releasing this ground breaking discovery to the public.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: November 27, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, sam, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space, msl, mars science laboratory, chemcam, vaporizing ray, laser


Return to Mars:  Seeing Like a Rover (Clip)
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00:43:41
How do you work with a robot millions of miles away to make scientific discoveries on a planet you've never set foot on? How do scientists and engineers begin to "see like a rover"- and what can this tell us about who we are as meaning-making creatures? Find out how, by studying the team behind the rover mission, we learn about more than just the surface of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 17, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, janet vertesi


Return to Mars:  Living on Mars with Paul Doherty (Clip)
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00:41:53
What would it be like on Mars? Get a sense of Martian living with Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty. He'll introduce the capabilities of the new rover and demonstrate what the planet would look, smell, and feel like to someone on the ground. Learn how things would fall, how they'd burn, and the shape a Martian snowflake should take in a snowstorm.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, paul doherty


Return to Mars:  Landing Night! (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:30:00
The new Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the planet Mars at 10:31pm PDT! Join the Exploratorium crew for a very special online-only live webcast as we watched the final descent of the rover to Mars. Along with our own expert scientists, we share footage from NASA TV of the control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mission on Mars begins now!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space, msl, mars science laboratory


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