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00:12:40
For our first episode in a new season of "Science in the City," we explore the creation of a bell for the Exploratorium’s new home at Pier 15. Artist Nick Diphillipo has been designing and casting bells and other objects for over thirty years. He teaches bell making at The Crucible in Oakland, California, as well as other foundry-related subjects.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 10, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
In February 2013, Curiosity drilled into a rock called "John Klein" and then analyzed the sample material with its on-board scientific instruments. On March 12, NASA announced that the analyses show conditions on Mars were once favorable for life! Join us to learn more about this breakthrough discovery.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: March 22, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:00:33
Join us in the Mission, Bayview, and Embarcadero for a free preopening extravaganza that’s part road show, part street festival, and all Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 21, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Running Time:
00:00:30
On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:01:58
Exhibit Developer Jessica Strick gives us the run-down on how the Exploratorium’s shop keeps humming.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:04:45
How do brewers turn a handful of simple ingredients into the frothy, delicious beverage we call beer? Patrick Horn and Bryan Hermannsson from San Francisco’s Pacific Brewing Lab take us inside their testing facility and show us how a new beer is born.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 10, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
Exploratorium host and Mars enthusiast Robyn Higdon gives us a tour of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission thus far, what the Curiosity rover is doing now, and what to look forward to in the months to come.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 15, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:20:00
We'll be joined in studio by a University of Washington marine geologist to discuss the deployment of a deep sea observatory off the coast of Oregon. Like an expeditions to Mars, this work is the result of years of mapping, planning, and complex engineering and science to explore hard-to-reach places.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:07:03
Southeast of San Francisco, on the way out to California's Central Valley, thousands of wind turbines dot the landscape of Altamont Pass. Mounted both in rows and individually, machines with large propellers catch the wind, turning round and round at different speeds. Learn how wind energy is generated and stored for use in this most peculiar area, and its impact on living things both near and far.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 12, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:15:00
Únete a los científicos del Exploratorium e infórmate de las últimas hazañas del astromóvil Curiosidad que está paseando por el planeta Marte e investigando la posibilidad de que haya condiciones hospitalarias para sustentar la vida extraterrestre.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: September 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science