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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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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,


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Science of Cooking:  Turkey: Getting to the Meat of the Matter (Webcast)
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1:00:24
Why does a turkey continue to cook after it is out of the oven? How can you be sure to thoroughly cook the dark meat without drying out the white meat? Is stuffing really a good idea? Join us as we talk turkey with food expert and author Harold McGee. Discover why temperature is critical, and investigate different cooking methods: roasting, deep frying, barbecuing, and smoking.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: November 20, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

Keywords: effect of temperature, effects of temperature, fowl science, myoglobin, cooking techniques, cooking temperatures, turkey farms, willybird turkey farm, brining a turkey, turkey brining, frying turkey, turkey behavior, turkey flocking patterns, ccoking meat, flavor, brown

Links: Fowl Science: Talking Turkey

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Iron Science Teacher:  Bi-Coastal Challenge: Milk Cartons (Webcast)
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1:04:05
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. This special edition will pit east coast teachers from Columbia University against teachers from the Exploratorium's Teacher's Institute. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a "secret" ingredient: milk cartons!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 1, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Everyday Science

Keywords: fiber optic model, fiber optic water, air pressure, density, styrofoam and acetone, static electricity, electrtostatic, static charge, electrical charge, change of state, water pressure, coriolis effect, periscope, pinhole viewer


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Iron Science Teacher:  Celebrity Bake Off! (Webcast)
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01:01:28
For science fair competition taken to the third power, watch two veteran scientists as they battle head to head to determine who is the Iron Scientist. Home-town favorite, Exploratorium physicist, Dr. Dr. Paul Doherty will square off against heavy-weight contender, visiting Exploratorium Osher Fellow and Boston University astrophysicist Professor Kenneth Brecher. They have 5 minutes to teach their favorite activities, and then move on to the secret ingredients: marbles and panty hose

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 12, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activitiies, contests, experiemtns, bagpipe whirly, 5-tone whirly, astronomy, nature of the universe, balloon analogy for the expanding universe, even distribution of galaxies, brazil nut effect, gravity well exhibit snack, gravity potential well, particle accelerato


Real: 80K  
2nd Wednesdays:  Chain Reaction (Webcast)
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0:55:14
Ever see a burning udder? Or a cement block crush a fax machine? Mechanical artistry takes new forms of whimsy as noted MIT sculptor/inventor Arthur Ganson creates tense moments of anticipation in Chain Reaction.

Project: 2nd Wednesdays | Browse All

Date: April 11, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Arts, Physics

Keywords: transference of energy, rube goldberg, tinkering, domino effect, kinetic sculpture, dynamic architecture, catalytic agents,


Real: 45K  
Science Wire:  The World Reports: Exploring Energy (Webcast)
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0:16:04
Nine Aim High students explore shadow and light, and build their own energy machines. In this webcast, the students delve into energy transference and alternative energy sources like solar cells and wind power.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: March 10, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: hand-cranked generator exhibit, skillets exhibit, thermal impressions exhibit, pedal generator exhibit, heat camera exhibit, jacobs ladder exhibit, jamie bell, paul doherty, solar energy, greenhouse effect,


Real: 34K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Tennis Balls (Webcast)
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1:05:40
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: tennis balls!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2000
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: activitiies, contests, amusement park ride physiology, gravity forces on the human body, gravitational forces on the human body, free fall deomnstrator, bouyancy, why do boats float, floatation, doppler effect, 5-tone whirly, how radar works, air pressure in tennis b


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Iron Science Teacher:  Chanukah Candles (Webcast)
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0:51:15
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: Chanukah candles!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 11, 1999
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: activities, contests, experiments, balance, center of mass, center of gravity, fulcrum, candle in a jar activity, condensation, liver and hydrogen peroxide, decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, enzyme catalysis, enzyme catalysts, catalase effect on hydrogen peroxide, co


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Transit of Mercury:  1st Contact (Webcast)
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0:01:01
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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