More about the Exploratorium website: Science at Burning Man
Join the Exploratorium on the playa in Black Rock Desert and explore the science of pyrotechnics, flight, dust devils, rainbows, and more.


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Science at Burning Man:  Investigating Alkali (Clip)
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00:03:52
Senior Exploratorium scientist, Paul Doherty, unlocks the mystery behind the corrosive dust that coats the Black Rock Desert.

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Date: September 29, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: paul doherty, burning man, alkali, alkaline, mountains, basin, playa, desert, investigate, ph level, acidity


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Science at Burning Man:  Vortices (Clip)
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Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty discusses the science of dust devils and describes how vortices are created in the Black Rock Desert.

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Date: September 20, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: vortices, dust devils, desert, tornado, paul doherty


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Science at Burning Man:  High Altitude Aviation (Clip)
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The Exploratorium crew got the opportunity to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Black Rock desert. Join us as we investigate the challenges of navigating density altitude in this extreme climate.

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Date: September 14, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: aviation, density, altitude, flying, burning man


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Science at Burning Man:  Triangle of Fire (Clip)
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Burning Man is a literal hotbed of explosions and fire. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he looks at the properties that make up fire through the lens of the Burning Man event.

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Date: September 11, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: burning man, fire, detonation, gas, air, black rock desert


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Science at Burning Man:  The MicroZoo (Clip)
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00:03:20
We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments.

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Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: burning man, microzoon, organisms, extreme environments, water flea, biology


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Science at Burning Man:  Double Rainbows (Clip)
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00:00:59
Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains a double rainbow sighting at Burning Man 2010!

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Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: burning man, rainbows, light, prisms, color, black rock desert


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