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San Francisco's meteorological landscape is as unique as its social landscape. Tune in as we investigate why our city has many microclimates.

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See how patterns of light change throughout the day at Chaco, and hear G.B. Cornucopia and Shelly Valdez share their impressions of the phenomena of light cycles in Chaco Canyon.

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In this show, we explore the Outdoor Exploratorium project, a collection of exhibits that enhance a unique and iconic landscape on the edge of San Francisco Bay. We hear from Exploratorium exhibit developers Shawn Lani and Steve Gennrich, who reflect on the challenges and rewards of going outside the walls of the museum--and way outside of their familiar ways of working--to successfully bring exhibits into the open air.

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Senior Exploratorium scientist, Paul Doherty, unlocks the mystery behind the corrosive dust that coats the Black Rock Desert.

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Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty discusses the science of dust devils and describes how vortices are created in the Black Rock Desert.

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The Exploratorium crew got the opportunity to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Black Rock desert. Join us as we investigate the challenges of navigating density altitude in this extreme climate.

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Burning Man is a literal hotbed of explosions and fire. Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty as he looks at the properties that make up fire through the lens of the Burning Man event.

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We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments.

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Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains a double rainbow sighting at Burning Man 2010!

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Master weaver Stacy Speyer explains how her relationship to math morphed from casual curiosity into an intensive study of the multifaceted shapes known as polyhedra. After re-creating these fundamental geometric forms in different materials, she developed her own variations and juxtapositions.