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Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he shares news from the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference. This year, lead scientists from NASA will be sharing exciting information about the latest activities of the rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated explorer ever sent to another planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
01:08:00
Watch internationally renowned musician Roscoe Mitchell performing “Angel City” with James Fei on woodwinds and William Winant on percussion. All three are music professors at Mills College in Oakland.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:31:00
Join host Sarah Cahill as she interviews innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell. Program 2 of the Resonance series at the Exploratorium.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:01:35
The World's First Book Printed with Conductive Ink! The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Its cover is printed with a special ink that conducts electricity, allowing readers to make their own circuits right on the book and get in on all the tinkering fun. The wonder continues inside the book, where readers meet 150+ makers and learn the stories behind their beautiful and bold work. Brought to you by Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich at the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:10:00
What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:35:00
Listen as we demonstrate what all those sound jargon words mean. If you’ve ever wondered what frequency, wavelength, amplitude and other words of sound mean, we’ll explore them in this demo-packed webcast.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:00:41
Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium is back! Join us for an evening that celebrates the artistry of master mixology shaken with the science behind the craft. Take an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, and engage in an exploration of your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before. For tickets go to http://cocktails.exploratorium.edu/. Follow and share #SoC14. January 24th, 2014, Exploratorium at Pier 15

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: December 5, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:35:00
Get caught up on the rover Curiosity's exciting exploration of Mars! Examination of the Martian atmosphere by the rover confirms that some meteorites that have dropped to earth really are from the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:06:10
Get to know the grandfather of all instruments, the Pipe Organ. We talked with Schoenstein & Company Organ Builders about the process of designing, constructing, and fine-tuning their instruments.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: November 13, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
00:01:45
This is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work--and learn a few lessons in tinkering yourself.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science