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After Dark:  Electrifying Science with Dr. Megavolt® (Clip)
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00:00:38
This electrifying After Dark event featured Austin Richards, Ph.D.—aka, Dr. MegaVolt®—jousting with 14-foot electrical arcs from his high-voltage Tesla coil on the evening of Thursday, November 5, 2009. This wonderful performance contributed to the celebration of the Exploratorium’s 40th Anniversary.

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Date: October 14, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science

Keywords: electricity, tesla, static, dr.megavolt® , lightening, after dark


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Miscellaneous:  Shoot the Moon! A Moon-Shaking, Crash-Landing Search for Water (Webcast)
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00:33:08
Is water ice present or absent in a crater near the moon's south pole? NASA’s Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission is seeking a definitive answer. Join Exploratorium staff for a special Webcast featuring live coverage of LCROSS crashing into the moon! Our team will be broadcasting live from the 36" Refractor Telescope at Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, where we’ll watch the impact and investigate how this intentional crash could reveal the existence of water ice.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 9, 2009
Format: Lecture
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: moon, nasa, lcross, water, ice, crater. observatory, telescope


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Ice Stories:  Looking at Climate History for Clues to Our Future (Clip)
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00:05:15
Geologist Chistina Riesselman explains how studying 3-million-year-old sediment from Antarctica is providing a glimpse of what our planet's climate might look like if atmospheric carbon dioxide continues to rise as projected.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: sediment cores, climate change, climate history, diatoms, glaciers, sea level rise


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Polynesian Navigation--Kalepa Baybayan and Paul Coleman (Podcast)
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00:21:08
Astrophysicist Paul Coleman and expert ocean navigator Kalepa Baybayan visited the Exploratorium as advisors to our Polynesian Navigation project—a large-scale Web resource (launching April 2010) that will feature the astounding navigation practices of the Pacific Islanders, who were expertly navigating the Pacific thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Paul Coleman works at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, where he concentrates on the large-scale structure of the universe. Kalepa Baybayan is an expert navigator who mentors Hawaiian youth in native navigation practices. Both men are native Hawaiians. We spoke with them about traditional navigation practices, the balance between science and spirituality from a native perspective, and the benefits of being grounded in one’s culture.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: July 15, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: polynesia, navigation, sailing, navigator, hawaii, stars, pacific, ocean, boat, astronomy, audio salon


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Origins: Hubble:  Wrap Up of Hubble Telescope SM4 (Webcast)
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00:53:51
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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Origins: Hubble:  Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 (Webcast)
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On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Submarine Volcanic Eruption (Clip)
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00:00:36
In May 2009, the ROV Jason captured these images of violent explosions of the West Mata volcano near Fiji. At almost 4,000 feet underwater, this is the deepest erupting volcano ever witnessed and captured on video. It's also the first time anyone has ever observed the formation of deep-ocean seafloor as it's happening.

Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: May 1, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: volcano, eruption, seafloor, ocean, rov, lava, deep sea


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Ice Stories:  Smashcast Interviews Polar Scientists (Clip)
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00:06:37
Smashcast visited the Exploratorium on Saturday, April 18th, to work on the Ice Stories project and meet four Antarctic scientists.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,

Keywords: smashcast, polar scientists, media production

Links: Smashcast

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Ice Stories:  The Train from Pole to Troll (Clip)
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00:02:45
At the South Pole, the Ice Stories crew met up with correspondent Zoe Courville just before she and her team embarked on their 3,000 km traverse across the desolate and frigid East Antarctic Ice Sheet. In this video, Zoe gives us a tour of the vehicles they are taking on their cross-continent journey, including their living module, sleeping quarters, and science sled.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: south pole, ice, traverse, expedition, east antarctic ice sheet, norwegian-u.s. scientific traverse of east antarctica, glaciology, troll station

Links: Dispatch: The Train from Pole to Troll

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Ice Stories:  Making Water in Antarctica (Clip)
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00:06:40
You might be surprised to know that water is one of the most scarce resources in Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice, iceberg, survival, water, camping

Links: Dispatch: Mining Ice

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