Found 10 - 17 results of 17 programs matching keyword " crater. observatory"


Return to Mars:  Happy Birthday, Opportunity (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:47:21
On December 11, 2005, Opportunity, one of the twin rovers exploring Mars, celebrated its first Martian birthday. Opportunity had been on the red planet 687 Earth days, which is one Martian year. (A year is the time it takes a planet to make a complete loop around the sun). Join us for a look back over the those 687 days of discovery: what we learned, what we saw, and what questions remained unanswered.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rovers, spirit, opportunity, red planet, crater, jpl, rocks, rat, solar panels, wheels, sand, dust


Real: 225K  450K  
NASA-JPL/Univ Maryland:  Deep Impact (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:33:02
Take a look inside a comet! Launched on Jan. 12, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft hurtled through space on a collision course with an enormous comet. Join senior scientist Paul Dougherty as he explores this exciting mission.

Project: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories/University of Maryland collaboration | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deep impact, space, comet, dust and gas, difference between asteroids and comets, comet contents, comet temple, crater activity, cratering,


Real: 225K  
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


Real: 256K  
Light and Landscape:  James Turrell (Webcast)
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1:14:57
James Turrell studied optics and perceptual psychology in college, but gravitated towards art as his curiosity led him to investigate light itself. In this Webcast of a lecture, James Turrell discusses his experiences manipulating pure light and how it became his artistic medium. He reveals how this early work led him to discover Roden Crater in Arizona and to create his subsequent lifelong project of transforming the crater into an astronomical observatory.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science

Keywords: perception, art in nature, rosen crater, perceptual psychology, optical illusions, seeing from within, forms in light, installation artist, effect of light, luminous light works,


Real: 225K  
Light and Landscape:  Charles Ross and Star Axis (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:10:19
Join the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty as he visits a "sculpture to observe the stars" in northern New Mexico, where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains meet the eastern plains. There artist Charles Ross is creating an art installation that is also a star observatory. This major earthwork has two main elements: the Star Tunnel, which allows you to walk through the entire history of the earth's changing alignment to our North Star, Polaris; and the Solar Pyramid, where one can visually experience an hour of the earth's rotation.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Arts, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: sculpture to observe the stars, naked eye observatory, star geometry, grand cross, shadow field, star tunnel, earth-star alignemnt, earth's movement, cycles, time, earth-to-star axis, earth's rotational wobble, equinoxes, celestial time, 26, 000 year cycle, architectoni


Real: 225K  
Return to Mars:  Red Planet: Up Close and Personal (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:37:05
We stayed up with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman at the Lick Observatory in San Jose, California, for the best view we've had of Mars in a long, long time. At midnight on August 27, Earth and Mars passed closer to one another than they have in 60,000 years. Astronomers were on hand to tell us all about our nearest neighbor—its geography, orbit, and why both NASA and the European Space Agency have chosen this time to launch robotic missions to Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 27, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: refracting telescope, feautures of mars, surface of mars, james lick observatory, earth, mars


Real: 256K  
Origins: Antarctica:  Antarctica: Mt. Erebus (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:29:46
Exploratorium staff members Paul Doherty and Noel Wanner travelled to Mt. Erebus, a volcano in the Antarctica region, to join scientists doing experiments in the field.

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

Date: December 6, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: mount erebus, volcano, film of the crater of mt. erebus, flying a helecopter over the crater, chemistry of volcanoes, ice crystals on antarctica, eruptions from mt. erebus, lava flow, lower erebus hut,


Real: 80K  
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