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Browsing 10 - 20 results of 51 programs recommended for the press


Science in the City:  Lost and Found (Clip)
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00:04:58
Obsidian points, Spanish terra-cotta tiles, Prohibition-era liquor bottleshistory lies buried underfoot in the Presidio, one of the earliest settlements in San Francisco, occupied in turn by the Ohlone Indians, Spanish, Mexicans, and the U.S. Army. Archaeologist Kari Jones shares tales of recent digs and discoveries in this national park, and explains why most artifacts are dug up only to be reburied.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): archeology, history, general science

Keywords: archeology, presidio, san francisco, el presidio, el polin springs, excavation, artifacts


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Color:  Pigments and Paints (Clip)
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00:04:55
Join artist Alex Warren as he demonstrates the relationship of pigments and binders in the creation of paint.

Project: Color | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: color


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Exploratorium at the Piers:  Exploratorium at the Piers: The Observatory Takes Shape (Clip)
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Framing of the Exploratorium's Observatory Building, the only completely new construction at at the piers, began in April 2011. Iron workers placed various sizes of steel beams in piles around the concrete base of the Observatory. Then, while a crane raised and held each beam aloft, the workers used metal spikes to line up the holes of the beams and inserted bolts, tightening them down to tie the structure together. Because the Observatory Building is less than two stories tall, the iron workers were allowed to shimmy across the beams without harnesses. Once this process was finished, the beams were plumbed and welded together.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: construction, beams, framing, iron workers, exploratorium, san francisco, piers 15 and 17, observatory


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After Dark:  Red (Clip)
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An homage to the color of passion and pageantry, Red featured special presentations, classic exhibits, and fiery performances by San Franciscos Theatre Flamenco.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art

Keywords: flamenco, afterdark, adult event, performers, oaxacans, color, red


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Science in the City:  Cable Cars (Clip)
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Like the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's cable cars are world-renowned as emblems of our city. Join us for a ride down Hyde Street as we investigate what makes these historic cars goand more importantly, stopon the steep hills of San Francisco. To learn more visit the Cable Car Museum website: http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/index.html

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 20, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: cable cars, history, brakes


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Exploratorium at the Piers:  Pier 15 Construction Timelapse (Clip)
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00:01:51
Construction of Pier 15 from March 11th through May 27th of 2011. Images courtesy of Nibbi Construction. Music by Wayne Grim.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: June 17, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: pier 15, timelapse


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Exploratorium at the Piers:  Observatory Construction Timelapse (Clip)
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Construction of the Observatory at Piers 15 & 17 from April 12th through April 27th of 2011. Images courtesy of Nibbi Construction. Music by Wayne Grim.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: June 17, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): engineering

Keywords: pier 15, pier 17, observatory


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Color:  ColorFest Demonstration: Oaxacan Dyes And Textiles (Clip)
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Join us for a preview of Oaxacan artisans that will be visiting the Exploratorium this summer as part of Colorfest!

Project: Color | Browse All

Date: June 3, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art, chemistry

Keywords: color, colorfest, oaxaca, dye, weaving, yarn, mexico, red


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Fabricated Realities:  Exploratorium in Second Life (Clip)
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00:13:35
Made by the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute, this "machinima"--a film made entirely in a virtual world, highlights the exhibits and recent events in Second Life on the Exploratorium Island and 'Sploland sims.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: March 17, 2011
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science, Chemistry, Physics

Keywords: second life, machinima virtual worlds


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Exploratorium at the Piers:  Piles at the Piers (Clip)
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In January and February of 2011, the first of the large 72" in diameter piles were driven 160 feet in to the sea floor at Piers 15 and 17 in San Francisco, the new home of the Exploratorium. These new piles were installed between the two piers and along the south apron of Pier 15. In early March, the steel casings were filled with concrete.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: March 16, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: san francisco, exploratorium, construction, piles, pilings, piers 15 and 17, port of san francisco


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