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Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2004: 1st & 2nd Contact Program (Webcast)
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00:59:15
Astronomers in many parts of the world watched as Venus moved across the disk of the Sun, one of the rarest planetary alignments. The Exploratorium webcast this historic event from Greece.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 8, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: lick observatory photographic plate vault, telescope filters for viewing the sun, transit of venus, eclipse, black drop effect explanation, past transits of venus, h-alpha solar telescope, first contact of the transit of venus, second contact of the transit of ve


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Return to Mars:  Tales of a Martian Rock Climber (Webcast)
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00:27:00
Explore how Mars’s gravity and geology would affect rock climbers, with the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 8, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, geology, rock climbers


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Looking for Mars on Earth (Webcast)
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00:32:24
Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deserts, atacama desert of chile, life on mars, most lifeless place on earth, driest place on earth, ecosystems, algae, organisms in rock, photosyntheseis in rock, most mars-like place on earth, antarctica dry valleys, alum rock park, earth's extreme environments, mic


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Return to Mars:  Preparing for Mars: FIDO in the Desert (Webcast)
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1:03:16
In preparation for the 2004 landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA engineers and scientists tested their remote operation procedures using a rover called FIDO (field integrated design & operations rover). Our remote team traveled to the desert test site to see what they learned in the desert and what they hoped to learn on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Eath Science

Keywords: simulation of mars, geology, mars exploration rover, mer, jpl, fido, desert


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Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys 2 with Paul (Webcast)
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0:37:24
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: glacier research, glacier change, commonwealth glacier, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ice flows, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glaciers flow, wind erosion, katabatic wind, weather in antartica, life at extreme tempe


Real: 80K  
Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys with Paul (Webcast)
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0:29:50
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 9, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Biology/Life Science

Keywords: life in extreme environments, glacier research, glacier change, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ecosystems in extremes, ice flows, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glacial flow, glacier flow, wiind erosion, waterfalls in


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Origins: Antarctica:  Dry Valleys with Paul and Mary (Webcast)
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0:32:32
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Biology/Life Science

Keywords: life in extreme environments, glacier research, glacier change, mcmurdo dry valleys, glacier movements, glacier melting, glacier size, ecosystems in extremes, ice flows, lake hoare camp, taylor dry valley, glaciers in the desert, glaciers flow, wiind erosion, ventifac


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Origins: Antarctica:  Sound Artist Doug Quinn (Webcast)
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0:35:12
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Arts

Keywords: sound recordings of adelie penguins, ecstactic display, antarctic penguin sounds, penguin noise, , weddell seal sounds underwater, recording sound underwater, glacier breaking sound, sound recording in antarctica, sounds of antarctic glaciers and rock, singing glac


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Transit of Mercury:  1st Contact (Webcast)
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On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


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Transit of Mercury:  2nd Contact (Webcast)
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0:02:02
On November 15th, 1999, for the first time in 25 years, the planet Mercury passed between us (in the western hemisphere) and the sun--an event known as a "transit." Here is one of five short streaming videos detailing the event.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 14, 1999
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: venus, transit, sun, passage, parallax, conjunction, parallax of the sun, orbital periods, black drop effect, solar system, eclipse, planetary alignment,


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