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Solar Eclipse:  2008 Return to Urumqi (Clip)
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00:01:29
The Exploratorium Eclipse team drives back to Urumqi with our partners from XJTV, after the live broadcast. It was pretty hot, probably above 40 C most of the way, and a 14 hour drive. This is a time-compressed video of of the trip out to the Weizi Gorge (Yiwu) along Chinas cloud-covered Silk Road.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: March 12, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art

Keywords: total solar eclipse, xinjiang, urumqi, time lapse, china, xjtv


Solar Eclipse:  2008 Clouds Timelapse (Clip)
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00:01:48
While in the field, the Exploratorium Eclipse remote team had a love/hate relationship with the clouds. The cloudscape of the Weizi Gorge was so spectacular it was easy to overlook that our fluffy friends could have potentially blocked our main reason for lugging 1700 lbs. of gear out to the edge of the Gobi Desert-the total solar eclipse! This is a short time-lapse video of the sky at our camp one day before the eclipse.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: March 12, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: clouds, gobi desert, china, eclipse, sun, sky


Miscellaneous:  Live from the Lab: Living Systems Warm Room (Clip)
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00:23:38
Get a special sneak peek at the Exploratorium's lab. Living Systems' Caitlin Johnson shares this space where public is not allowed. Today's Live from the Lab highlights the museum's "warm room," where plants are grown, eggs are incubated, and zebrafish are farmed. Th Exploratorium's lab is an unusual museum feature, allowing a greater variety of programs and exhibits about biology.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: March 9, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: zebrafish, plants, egg, lab, living systems,


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Ice Stories:  Live from the Wilkes Land Expedition (Webcast)
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00:20:39
On March 1st, we connected live with scientists aboard the scientific drilling vessel the JOIDES Resolution off the coast of Antarctica. Meet geologists Rob Dunbar, Carlota Escutia, and Christina Riesselman and learn about their historic expedition to Antarctica that is helping reveal the history of Earth's climate and teaching us about our climate future.

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

Date: March 2, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, climate history, sediment cores, antarctica, southern ocean, drilling, ocean, geology

Links: Project Page: Wilkes Land Expedition

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Pi Day:  A Taste of Pie! (Clip)
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00:00:46
Celebrate Pi Day an international holiday born at San Franciscos Exploratorium. Join us for a live webcast where we examine the nature of everyone's favorite mathmatical constant, 3.1415926535ad infinitum!

Project: Pi Day | Browse All

Date: February 5, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: pi


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Ice Stories:  A Day in the Life of the DISC Drill (Clip)
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00:03:15
This short video summarizes all of the steps in collecting an ice core using the Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) drill. Thomas Bauska, of Oregon State University helped Heidi Roop put together this video.

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

Date: February 4, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ice core, drill, drilling, ice sheet, climate change, climate history

Links: Dispatch: A Day in the Life of the DISC Drill

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Ice Stories:  Science at the South Pole (Clip)
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00:36:28
As a special event in conjunction with the 2009 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, we connected a live audience at the Exploratorium with scientists at the South Pole. Learn about atmospheric research at the South Pole from NOAA's Nick Morgan, the IceCube neutrino detector from Mark Krasberg and Laura Gladstone, and the South Pole Telescope from Bill Holzapfel.

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Date: December 17, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: icecube, neutrinos, telescope, atmosphere, south pole, dark matter, dark energy, antarctica


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After Dark:  Fire and Ice: Pyrograph in Slow Motion (Clip)
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00:00:52
Slow motion footage of Pyrograph, a work by Earl "Dodger" Stirling that has been described as a cross between Dante's Inferno and the Foucault Pendulum. Like a fiery version of the Exploratorium's classic Drawing Board exhibit, Pyrograph swings a pendulum across a sandy, flaming cauldron and traces out oscillating patterns in colorful fire.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: December 3, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Chemistry

Keywords: pyrograph, fire, sand, earl sterling, after dark, pendulum, patterns, salts


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After Dark:  Electrifying Science with Dr. Megavolt (Clip)
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00:00:38
This electrifying After Dark event featured Austin Richards, Ph.D.aka, Dr. MegaVoltjousting with 14-foot electrical arcs from his high-voltage Tesla coil on the evening of Thursday, November 5, 2009. This wonderful performance contributed to the celebration of the Exploratoriums 40th Anniversary.

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Date: October 14, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science

Keywords: electricity, tesla, static, dr.megavolt , lightening, after dark


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Miscellaneous:  Shoot the Moon! A Moon-Shaking, Crash-Landing Search for Water (Webcast)
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00:33:08
Is water ice present or absent in a crater near the moon's south pole? NASAs Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) mission is seeking a definitive answer. Join Exploratorium staff for a special Webcast featuring live coverage of LCROSS crashing into the moon! Our team will be broadcasting live from the 36" Refractor Telescope at Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, where well watch the impact and investigate how this intentional crash could reveal the existence of water ice.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 9, 2009
Format: Lecture
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: moon, nasa, lcross, water, ice, crater. observatory, telescope


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