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With the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, history is made again. Photos and data are already coming back from the rover, and we are excited to share them with you. Join Exploratorium scientists as they interpret the information received thus far from the new Mars mission!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
El Exploratorium presentará una serie extensa de webcasts y programas relacionados a la misión de la NASA llamada “Mars Science Laboratory” o el laboratorio de ciencia del planeta Marte. Luego de un viaje espacial de 8 meses, el flamante rastreador de Marte, el astromóvil Curiosidad, aterrizara en la superficie marciana y comenzará su investigación y búsqueda de lugares que puedan haber albergado, o todavía alberguen, alguna forma de vida orgánica. Nuestros científicos y otros expertos estarán atentos a los descubrimientos de Curiosidad y compartirán con Ustedes las mas recientes noticias e imágenes de Marte.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:01:23
Mechanical Engineer Armen Toorian explains that the wheel tracks of the Mars rover Curiosity are used to determine how far the rover has travelled on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:03:07
Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on the unusual working conditions involved with a Mars rover expedition.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:02:02
The Exploratorium is more than a science museum. It is the global leader in informal learning, having spawned 1000 participatory science centers around the world. An estimated 180 million people play with our creations in museums around the globe and online. The Exploratorium is made up of scientists, artists, teachers and tinkerers. It is a public laboratory where visitors are encouraged to ask questions, experiment, and ultimately see the world a little differently.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:04:50
Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian conditions and conduct tests with model rovers to prepare the Curiosity rover for its journey to Mars and its work on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 1, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:03:27
Join the Exploratorium crew on our trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and the Curiosity rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 31, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:04:05
On the cliffs above San Francisco's Ocean Beach perches a landmark observatory—a giant camera obscura. Step inside with Robert Tacchetto and see how this centuries-old technology creates enchanting images of the outside world.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:00
A glimpse of the full-scale model of the Mars rover, Curiosity. On display at the Exploratorium from August 1st to September 16, 2012. This model is on loan from JPL, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and there are only two on loan in the United States!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science
Running Time:
00:03:27
Remember those pneumatic tubes at the drive-up bank? Finessed by modern engineering, this technology is alive and well at Stanford Hospital, where pressurized tubes deliver critical payloads—from medications and specimens to blood for transfusions.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 6, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): engineering, physics