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Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 5, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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1:04:05
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. This special edition will pit east coast teachers from Columbia University against teachers from the Exploratorium's Teacher's Institute. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity from a "secret" ingredient: milk cartons!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: December 1, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Everyday Science
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0:49:06
What if we did contact another intelligent life form in the universe? What should we say? What traits best represent our humanity? Douglas Vakoch, the SETI Institute’s Director of Interstellar Message Composition, is working with scientists, artists, linguists, composers, and others to imagine how to speak for our planet.

Project: Origins: CERN | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
01:01:28
For science fair competition taken to the third power, watch two veteran scientists as they battle head to head to determine who is the Iron Scientist. Home-town favorite, Exploratorium physicist, Dr. Dr. Paul Doherty will square off against heavy-weight contender, visiting Exploratorium Osher Fellow and Boston University astrophysicist Professor Kenneth Brecher. They have 5 minutes to teach their favorite activities, and then move on to the secret ingredients: marbles and panty hose

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 12, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
01:50:50
Our annual tradition of robot races and wrestling with a high tech twist, the Robot Races are produced in conjunction with the San Francisco Robotics Society. Watch the 'bots battle it out with hosts Leo Laporte and SFRSA President David Calkins.

Project: Robot Sumo | Browse All

Date: October 1, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general Science, Robotics
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0:29:49
Learn all about video games: genres, history, and current news. This live Webcast was conceived, written, directed, and produced entirely by High School Explainers at the Exploratorium.

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: August 18, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science
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0:25:23
What is anime? Anime is Japanese for animation. You've probably seen anime before, but didn't realize it. Cartoons from the '80s such as Thundercats, Voltron, and even Starblazers were all anime. On Saturday, August 18th, 2001 the Exploratorium hosted its first anime Webcast. We featured an Anime Trivia Show that tested the skills of three brave souls. Got anime?

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: August 18, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:59:07
On Thursday, June 21, 2001, a total solar eclipse sped across the Southern Hemisphere. The shadow of the moon first darkened the South Atlantic about 250 miles east of the Uruguay coast. It crossed the Atlantic Ocean, traversed southern Africa and the island of Madagascar, and then vanished into the darkness as night fell over the Indian Ocean. We sent our crew to the country of Zambia to bring images of the total solar eclipse as it happened.

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

Date: June 21, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
0:54:27
The first-ever live event inside the NASA clean room, where space hardware is being prepared for the Hubble Space Telescope. We'll get dressed in "bunny suits" to explore the room and show you the activities of engineers and scientists getting ready for the next Hubble servicing mission in November.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 23, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
1:10:23
A unique chance to watch the live progression of the making of a Hubble image! We'll select an image to follow over the course of the following webcasts, showing you the steps along the way as it goes from raw data to a full-color picture. And we'll talk with people who bring Hubble's fantastic images to the public. Part 2 of the previous program.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Art