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We'll be joined in studio by a University of Washington marine geologist to discuss the deployment of a deep sea observatory off the coast of Oregon. Like an expeditions to Mars, this work is the result of years of mapping, planning, and complex engineering and science to explore hard-to-reach places.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
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00:15:00
Únete a los científicos del Exploratorium e infórmate de las últimas hazañas del astromóvil Curiosidad que está paseando por el planeta Marte e investigando la posibilidad de que haya condiciones hospitalarias para sustentar la vida extraterrestre.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
In today's program, Exploratorium host Ron Hipschman will give a quick update on Curiosity and then revisit the MER rovers, Spirit and Opportunity.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:40:00
It's been a week since we did our last Mars webcast-join Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Linda Shore as they give us updates us on all the latest images and findings, and share a little bit about time on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:40:00
Curiosity has started roving! Join hosts Robyn and Ron as they bring the latest updates on Curiosity's progress, and then delve into investigating the nuclear power source on the rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 30, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
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01:00:00
Join host Ron Hipschman and a very special guest, David M. Seidel, who is the Deputy Manager from the Education office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory! They will go over new updates, and then share photos and stories from the Exploratorium's recent visit to JPL to learn more about the MSL mission.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
The Curiosity rover has updated it's software, moved it's wheels, tested it's laser, and started rolling. In today's show, Ron and Robyn will share all the news and mission updates from the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 25, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:56
At our last After Dark in our current home, the theme was Mars! On display the museum has a full-scale model of the Mars rover Curiosity, which arrived on the red planet Sunday, August 5. At After Dark, we had Martians, robots, and extraterrestrials in the crowd! There were Martian themed lectures, a live webcast, and activities like the Egg Drop, where visitors practiced landing a homemade Rover safely onto the ground. Red skies at night offer fun and delight.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: August 24, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Tardigrades are amazing creatures that can withstand the most extreme conditions on Earth, as well as the vacuum of space! This unique and charismatic animal has the ability to survive in a variety of situations. In today's program, Exploratorium scientist Karen Kalumuck will continue our programming about life in extreme environments as it relates to the search for 'habitability' on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 23, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:30:00
In today's program, Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Karen Kalumuck will look at examples of life in extreme environments on Earth. As Mars is an extreme environment, the question remains-could it have supported any form of microbial life?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science, Life Science/Biology