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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.

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Date: August 24, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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
Running Time:
00:30:00
Curiosity has picked the first rock to test out the ChemCam! In today's show, Paul and Robyn will go over new images from Mars, updates, and and talk about the geology of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 18, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:43:41
How do you work with a robot millions of miles away to make scientific discoveries on a planet you've never set foot on? How do scientists and engineers begin to "see like a rover"- and what can this tell us about who we are as meaning-making creatures? Find out how, by studying the team behind the rover mission, we learn about more than just the surface of Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 17, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:25:00
The Curiosity rover has an incredible tool mounted on the mast, called the "ChemCam",which is a rock-zapping laser and telescope! This laser can hit rock or soil targets up to about 23 ft (or 7 meters) away. In today's show, Ron and Paul will share details about this amazing suite of tools!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 15, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:45:00
In today's webcast, Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon will look at the tools and technology on the robotic arm of the Mars rover, Curiosity. What are some of the scientific instruments and capabilities of NASA's newest rover on Mars?

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 12, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:07:53
Watch as comedian/musician Reggie Watts improvises an ending to the Mars webcast on August 9th, 2012.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, astronomy, general science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Join us today for a very special Mars webcast! We will have our staff scientists talking about new images from Mars, and the cameras that take those pictures. We also have two special musical guests joining us; Thomas Dolby will sing in the show, and Reggie Watts will sing us out!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 9, 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 9, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:41:53
What would it be like on Mars? Get a sense of Martian living with Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty. He'll introduce the capabilities of the new rover and demonstrate what the planet would look, smell, and feel like to someone on the ground. Learn how things would fall, how they'd burn, and the shape a Martian snowflake should take in a snowstorm.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science