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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: A Virtual Tour of the Station (Webcast)
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00:28:45
South Pole scientists Tom Crawford and Jeff McMahon take us on a virtual tour of the South Pole Station, then discuss working in the polar environment.

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Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Once & Future Climate, Part 2: The Present (Webcast)
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00:25:43
Join Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen as they examine the past, present, and future of climate change. Watch as Paul and Stephanie demonstrate how you can look at a slice of climate from the past, what a sediment core might look like, and the secrets hidden in an ice balloon!

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Date: December 2, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, global warming, temperature, atmosphere, tree rings, sediment cores, ice cores, oceans, sedimentation, ice balloon, cake, ping pong balls, sand


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Science from the Poles:  Understanding the Gulf Stream (Webcast)
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00:27:47
Exploratorium biologist Charles Carlson talks about why climate change is causing a crisis with the Gulf Stream.

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Date: December 1, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Sciences/Biology

Keywords: gulf stream, climate change, global warming


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Science from the Poles:  Global Warming 101: More Questions and Answers (Webcast)
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00:09:55
More quick answers to the most frequently asked questions about global warming.

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Date: November 30, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: global warming, climate change, ice, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide


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Science from the Poles:  Once & Future Climate, Part 1: The Past (Webcast)
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00:31:41
Watch as Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen play around with the leading greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide. What is it? How much is there in our atmosphere? What does it do that is so harmful to the environment?

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Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, global warming, north pole, south pole, ice, snow, oceans


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Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury Pre-Program (Webcast)
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00:24:36
Join Exploratorium staff Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon as they discuss the Transit of Mercury.

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Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


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Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury (Webcast)
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05:12:09
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during a relatively rare event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's Live@ crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona to cover the event. This webcast includes a brief history of Kitt Peak and its 21 telescopes.

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Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, kitt peak national observatory, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


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The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity:  From Special Relativity to String Theory: How Einstein Turned Physics into (Webcast)
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00:48:31
A century after publication of Einstein's famous papers on light and relativity, this most celebrated of Nobel Laureates will be the subject of a talk by award-winning science writer K.C. Cole. She'll discuss the ways in which Einstein continues to influence physics today, from detecting gravity waves to understanding string theory.

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Date: June 28, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: k.c. cole, symmetry, transpositional symmetries, speed of light, relativity, gravity lenses, gravity bending light, string theory


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Faultline: Seismic Science:  Is California Going to Fall Into the Ocean? (Podcast)
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Can pets predict earthquakes? Do quakes happen more often at certain times of the day or year? And could a really big one mean the end of California? Exploratorium geologist Eric Muller separates earthquake fact from fiction.

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Date: April 3, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: faultline, seismic, earthquake, geology, eric muller, california


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Faultline: Seismic Science:  Earthquake in an Outhouse (Podcast)
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Relive the Loma Prieta quake with our photographer, Amy Snyder, who was caught in an outhouse at the beach. Why didn't it, or any San Francisco skyscapers, collapse?

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Date: April 3, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: faultline, seismic, earthquake, geology, california


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