Found 20 - 30 results of 37 programs matching keyword "wide field and planetary camera"


Origins: Astrobiology:  Is There Life Elsewhere? (Webcast)
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00:58:53
How can a mathematical equation frame the question of life in the universe? We’ll talk with Frank Drake, one of the founders of the SETI Institute, about his famous equation and how it frames the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

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

Date: November 15, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: astrobiology, seti, search for extraterrestrial intelligences, intersteallar communication, drake equation, stars with planets, planetary detection, planet detection, primordial soup, radio telescopes, designing interstellar messages


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Light and Landscape:  Charles Ross and Star Axis (Webcast)
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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


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Science of Cooking:  Crusty Science: Bread (Webcast)
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0:56:50
Find out how yeast performs its biochemical transformation of a bit of flour and water into crusty, delicious bread. Explore the history of breadmaking around the world, and learn how bread has come to occupy such a central place in the cuisines of many nations. We'll bake some bread in our studio kitchen, play with yeast and glutens in our lab, and share recipes.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Chemistry, History

Keywords: bread, baking, yeast, mold, carol field, william rubel, food, cooking, sourdough, wheat, gluten, recipes


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Science Wire:  Biometrics: Eye-D (Webcast)
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00:09:54
Our team of middle school students from the Aim High program investigates new technologies that use our unique physical traits as tools for identification. Eye-D explores the possibilities of retinal scans.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: November 5, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: retinal scans, lasers, laser scans, cow's eye dissection, retina, image formation with lenses, optic fibers, cone cells, fundus camera, blood vessels in the eye, patterns, teenagers, explainers, explainer program,


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Origins: Las Cuevas:  Welcome to the Jungle: Day 2 (Webcast)
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00:29:21
Look behind the scenes into the process of scientific research and the people who do it - in the tropical Central American country of Belize. In this series of Webcasts, we visited a field research station located in the remote Chiquibul forests of the mountains of Belize. See why science in the remote jungle of the Chaquibul forest of Belize can feel like an adventure movie.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: October 27, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: diversity, ecosystems, tropical rainforest, las cuevas research station, biodiversity, field research, ecology, conservation, protecting biodoiversity, evolution, diversity of research, taxonomy,


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Origins: Las Cuevas:  Welcome to the Jungle: Day 1 (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:29:42
Look behind the scenes into the process of scientific research and the people who do it - in the tropical Central American country of Belize. In this series of Webcasts, we visited a field research station located in the remote Chiquibul forests of the mountains of Belize. See why science in the remote jungle of the Chaquibul forest of Belize can feel like an adventure movie.

Project: Origins: Las Cuevas - From Jungle to Lab: The Story of Life's Complexity | Browse All

Date: October 26, 2002
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: diversity, ecosystems, tropical rainforest, las cuevas research station, biodiversity, field research, ecology, conservation, protecting biodoiversity, evolution,


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Origins: Hubble:  A New View of the Universe (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:30:43
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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Origins: Hubble:  Summing It Up (Webcast)
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00:32:12
Exploratorium staff Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon sum up the last five days of spacewalks, and show a couple of good-bye conferences with the shuttle astronauts.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 9, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission, solar arrays, acs, hubble ultra deep field, color filter space photography,


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Origins: Hubble:  A 'Fridge' for NICMOS (Webcast)
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00:39:14
The Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) will be brought back to life with the installation of the new experimental NICMOS cryo-cooler. The cryo-cooler updates the technology from that of an icebox to a modern refrigerator. We also talk to Keith Noll, head if the Hubble Heritage Project, which is responsible for bringing us those stunning pictures from deep space.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 8, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: installing the cooling system for the infrared camera, wfpc, wide field and planetary camera, spectroscopy photographs,


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Origins: Hubble:  New Eyes for Hubble (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:31:20
The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) was successfully installed. In preparation for the installation of the NICMOS Cooling System tomorrow, the astronauts also installed the Electronics Support Module. We also talk with Massimo Stiavelli, a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute about his involvement with the ACS and the future Wide Field Planetary Camera 3 (WFPC3) scheduled to be installed during the next servicing mission in 2004.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: March 7, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: designation sts-109 hubble space telescope service mission simulation, hubble camera replacement, cooling the infrared cameras, measuring luminosity of stars, wide field and planetary cameras, wfpc, ultrviolet camera


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