Found 10 - 20 results of 21 programs matching keyword "optical astronomy"


Ice Stories:  South Pole Telescope: Data Collection and Distant Galaxies (Webcast)
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00:29:28
Scientist working on the South Pole Telescope explain data collection, focusing on the telescope's receiver, a precise instrument with a thousand "eyes" pointed to the distant universe.

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

Date: January 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, south pole telescope, astronomy, space, south pole, university of chicago

Links: South Pole Telescope home page

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Ice Stories:  Ice Cube Telescope, Part II (Webcast)
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00:31:28
Hear more from scientists working on the Ice Cube telescope at the South Pole.

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

Date: January 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: antarctica, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy, astronomy, space, nasa, scientists, mcmurdo station, cosmic rays

Links: ICE CUBE Homepage

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Ice Stories:  Balloon Research (Webcast)
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Watch as three giant helium balloons are launched above Antarctica to study climate history; listen as scientists talk about balloon research.

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

Date: January 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: antarctica, weather balloons, astronomy, space, nasa, scientists, mcmurdo station, air currents, cosmic rays

Links: Balloon launch at McMurdo

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Ice Stories:  South Pole Telescope: People and Projects (Webcast)
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Ice Stories:  Shedding Light on Dark Energy (Clip)
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What is dark energy? Cosmologist Rocky Kolb explains how the South Pole Telescope will help us understand the properties and nature of this mysterious force.

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

Date: December 7, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: dark energy, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, universe, space, time, expanding, south pole telescope, galaxy clusters, gravity


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Saturn:  Cassini Follow Up (Webcast)
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A year and a half after entering Saturn's orbit, the Cassini spacecraft continued to gather exciting new information. Dr. Paul Doherty and Dr. Eric Weygren bring us up to date on the Cassini Mission and show stunning images of Saturn and its ever-growing assortment of moons.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: January 7, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: saturn, cassini, moons, rings, planets, craters, astronomy, shadows, space, nasa


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Listening for the Long Term (Webcast)
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Join us as we talk with Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and the inspiration behind Jody Foster's character in the movie Contact. Find out about the tools and technologies being developed for a multigenerational effort to search for life on other planets.

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

Date: November 22, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: jill tartar, astrobiology, seti, contact, carl sagan, astronomy, extra-terrestrial life, intelligence


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Light and Landscape:  James Turrell (Webcast)
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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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Origins: Hubble:  A New View of the Universe (Webcast)
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Join us as NASA releases the first images from the Hubble Telescope's new camera, NICMOS (the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer). We'll discuss the significance and beauty of these pictures of our galaxy with the NICMOS' Lead Scientist, Keith Noll.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: infrared spectra camera, infrared astronomy, spectrometer, optical astronomy, infrared telescopes, infrared analogy with pit viper snakes,


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Iron Science Teacher:  Celebrity Bake Off! (Webcast)
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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

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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


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