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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.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy
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1:16:37
On March 29, 2006, a total solar eclipse occurred as the moon moved directly between the earth and the sun. The moon's shadow fell on the earth, first darkening the eastern tip of Brazil, and then moved across the Atlantic Ocean to make landfall in Ghana, Africa. It continued moving northeast through Nigeria, Niger, Libya, Egypt, across the Mediterranean and into Turkey, where an Exploratorium team was waiting.

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

Date: March 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
2:53:54
A telescope-only view of the 2006 eclipse, as seen from Turkey.

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

Date: March 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:04:43
On March 29, 2006, a total solar eclipse occurred as the moon moved directly between the earth and the sun. The moon's shadow fell on the earth, first darkening the eastern tip of Brazil, and then moved across the Atlantic Ocean to make landfall in Ghana, Africa. It continued moving northeast through Nigeria, Niger, Libya, Egypt, across the Mediterranean and into Turkey, where an Exploratorium team was waiting.

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

Date: March 29, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:45:13
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
Running Time:
00:47:21
On December 11, 2005, Opportunity, one of the twin rovers exploring Mars, celebrated its first Martian birthday. Opportunity had been on the red planet 687 Earth days, which is one Martian year. (A year is the time it takes a planet to make a complete loop around the sun). Join us for a look back over the those 687 days of discovery: what we learned, what we saw, and what questions remained unanswered.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:48:40
Searching for extraterrestrial life: is it telephoning aliens or really complicated math equations? Join Senior Scientist Paul Doherty, NASA Ames planetary Scientist Eric Wegryn, and SETI's Senior Scientist Seth Shostak as they explore how to find planets that could support life. How many of these planets are there? How did we find them? When will we know for sure?

Project: SETI | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
12:47:56
The concept of space-time--perhaps Einstein's most fundamental contribution to our understanding of the universe--will be explored using special red lasers.

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:33:02
Take a look inside a comet! Launched on Jan. 12, 2005, the Deep Impact spacecraft hurtled through space on a collision course with an enormous comet. Join senior scientist Paul Dougherty as he explores this exciting mission.

Project: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratories/University of Maryland collaboration | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:00:38
Mike Wiltberger, magnetospheric physicist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, narrates this artistís rendering of a coronal mass ejecting from the sun and then impacting the earthís magnetic field. Animation produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Project: Space Weather Research Explorer | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science, Art