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For the second time, the Exploratorium's Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) department is inviting the public to create components of a multi-step chain reaction at Bay Area Maker Faire, 2009. Watch live as each maker's machine sets off the next, culminating in a grand finale!

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: May 30, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Physics
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00:05:36
A lucky veteran teacher tells how she got started teaching in a supportive school and with help from her predecessor. This episode is one of several “first-year” stories from people in a difficult profession.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 27, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:53:51
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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00:07:42
How big does a mirror have to be for you to see yourself in it? Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey describes an activity you can use in your classroom to investigate simple optics.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:32:23
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:07:33
Children’s book author David Schwartz tells how big numbers got him excited about math when he was a kid.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 13, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:05:59
TI staff educator Eric Muller hits me up for change, and then demonstrates a neat science activity using dry ice.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: May 6, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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00:01:59
Snow Mirror is the first in a series of pieces that celebrate slowness and black and white, in this piece the image of the viewer is created by the congregation and accumulation of white snow flakes in areas of the image that are brighter. The result is projected on a transparent silk fabric which creates a feeling of the flakes being suspended in space. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's 2009 exhibition, Reflections.

Project: Reflections | Browse All

Date: May 1, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art
Running Time:
00:00:40
Shaking Time Mirror is the forth of the "Time Series" Software Mirrors. This series of software mirrors examines notions of time, scanning, motion and stagnation. In Shaking Time Mirror only areas of movement on the screen are refreshed with current video, the rest of the screen ages and turns into a gray stagnant crust. When a viewer moves in front of the piece the crust flakes of and revels the full colored image of the viewer, which gradually grays back. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's summer exhibition, Reflections.

Project: Reflections | Browse All

Date: May 1, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art
Running Time:
00:00:36
In May 2009, the ROV Jason captured these images of violent explosions of the West Mata volcano near Fiji. At almost 4,000 feet underwater, this is the deepest erupting volcano ever witnessed and captured on video. It's also the first time anyone has ever observed the formation of deep-ocean seafloor as it's happening.

Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: May 1, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science