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00:10:06
Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit and receive radio and television signals to the nine-county SF Bay Area. Perched above Twin Peaks, the tower has become a local icon, now revered as much as it was abhorred when first built. Visit the tower with us to find out what’s on it, what’s underneath it, and its history, including its transformation from eyesore to icon.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 13, 2014
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:15:00
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he scours the globe for the world'sgreatest science demonstrations. In the 'Try This' series, Paul introduces us to science teachers who are famed for teaching some of the best science lessons. Watch the webcast, see the activities, and then try it yourself!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): physics, general science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 25, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live webcast audience for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 21, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): general Science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off, where teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the sought-after title, "Iron Science Teacher." This week's ingredients can be found in your breakfast!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:15:45
What would it take for humans to travel to and live on Mars—and who is daring enough to do it? In this episode, we explore the Mars One project, which is planning human settlement on the red planet, and hear from scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center about adjusting to the Martian environment. We also meet some brave Bay Area residents who are hoping to make the journey.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:50:00
Where do fireworks come from? Who invented them? What causes their beautiful colors, and how do the bursting shells create such different patterns? Join us for some real illumination, and learn the difference between a jerb and a lance.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: July 1, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:43:00
Join us for the fifth event in the series, this time featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice to create spontaneous and ecstatic musical compositions. Lowe—who also performs under the moniker Lichens—uses effects boxes to loop guitars, percussion, and vocals to form a reverberating drone.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: June 18, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:25:00
Join us for a conversation with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice to create spontaneous and ecstatic musical compositions.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: June 18, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:12:46
What is Community Radio? The DJs and station managers at KPOO, KUSF in Exile, Mutiny Radio and Radio Valencia give us some insight into community radio in the Bay Area, how it works and the challenges they face. http://www.kpoo.com/ http://savekusf.org/ http://pcrcollective.org/ http://radiovalencia.fm/

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics