More about the Exploratorium website: Science from the Poles
This series of webcasts highlights scientific projects near the North and South Poles. Included are presentations that focus on global warming, the construction of the huge South Pole Telescope, and Ice Cube, an under-ice telescope that searches for neutrinos.


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Science from the Poles:  The Impact of Climate Change on Community (Webcast)
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Join host Mary Miller and Dr. Mickey Glantz in a discussion on issues around climate change and how it may affect communities.

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Date: April 22, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, global warming, community, mickey glantz

Links: Mickey Glantz Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Understanding The Gulf Stream, Part 2 (Webcast)
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Join Exploratorium staff scientist Charlie Carlson as he continues to examine issues around the Gulf Stream and climate change.

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Date: April 21, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: climate change, global warming, gulf stream, ocean, currents, weather, storms


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Science from the Poles:  First Light from the New South Pole Telescope (Webcast)
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The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

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Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, weather, ice, cold, climate, neutrinos, icecube

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: Nearly Done (Webcast)
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Mary Miller chats with scientists at the South Pole about the nearly-completed telescope. The satellite connection to the pole deteriorated quickly, and we hope to repeat this program in the near future. Stay tuned for updates!

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Date: January 13, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Climate Change with Dr. Stephen Schneider (Webcast)
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Dr. Stephen H. Schneider joins us to discuss climate change. Dr. Schneider was honored in 1992 with a MacArthur Fellowship for his ability to integrate and interpret the results of global climate research through public lectures, seminars, classroom teaching, and research collaboration with colleagues.

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Date: January 13, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: climate change, global warming, stephen schneider, weather, climate model

Links: Stephen Schneider Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Live From the South Pole: Ice Cube (Webcast)
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Join us as we talk to South Pole scientists about Ice Cube, a major new telescope being built deep below the surface to detect ghostly neutrino particles. The neutrino telescope will use thousands of detectors spread over a square kilometer of ice below the South Pole to study cosmological mysteries such as black holes, gamma ray bursts, and the remnants of supernova explosions.

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Date: January 6, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, telescope, ice cube, neutrinos, particles, dectectors, supernova

Links: Ice Cube Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  The Ice Cube Story (Clip)
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Check out this amazing footage of how scientists drop detectors miles into the ice to search for elusive neutrinos.

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Date: January 6, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice cube, south pole, antarctica, mcmurdo station, neutrinos, telescope, drilling, ice

Links: Ice Cube Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: Christmas Edition (Webcast)
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What's Christmas like at the South Pole? Also learn about the Race Around the World and the installation of the telescope's new receiver.

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Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, mirrors, receiver, dish, reflector, camera

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Sea Ice Versus Land Ice (Webcast)
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Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he explains the difference between floating ice and land ice, and why they effect sea levels differently.

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Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: sea ice, land ice, glaciers, global warming, climate change


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Science from the Poles:  Save the World, One Lightbulb At A Time (Webcast)
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Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he measures the power used by two lightbulbs--one incandescent and one fluorescent--that make the same amount of light.

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Date: December 29, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: global warming, climate change, energy, power, light bulbs, incandescent bulb, fluorescent bulb


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