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The Ebola virus has spread from West Africa to the United States with three confirmed cases and one death. The outbreak is generating fear, airport screenings, and a storm of media coverage. But how worried should we really be? Get the facts about Ebola from UCSF physician and infectious disease researcher Charles Chiu, who studies the Ebola virus and how it spreads. Check out this amazing footage taken from a quadcopter flying over the Exploratorium at their spectacular Pier 15 location on San Francisco's Embarcadero. Light Walk captures former Exploratorium artist and "natural philosopher" Bob Miller (1935-2007) leading a portion of his fabled walk, a blend of performance art and radical pedagogy that evolved into an Exploratorium institution. Developed over many years, Bob's walk was continually nourished by the observations, questions, and astonishment of visitors, teachers, and museum staff. The second season of Resonance kicks off with Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals. Their music is an ecstatic intersection of the tone-generating electronics and guitars of Zachary James Watkins, and the heart-thumping acoustic percussion of Marshall Trammell. Join us as Resonance kicks off its second season with Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals. Sarah Cahill interviews electronic artist and guitarist Zachary James Watkins and percussionist Marshall Tramell. What are salt ponds and why are they are being restored to their natural habitat? The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project is the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast. When complete, the project will restore 15,100 acres of industrial salt ponds to a rich mosaic of tidal wetlands and other habitats. For more information go to http://www.southbayrestoration.org . Join us for a live chat with researchers aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as they study an active volcano beneath the Caribbean Sea. We'll ask them how ocean exploration has changed with the introduction of high-bandwidth satellite communications that allow scientists on shore to join the expedition virtually. Explore distant realms of musical possibility with Resonance, an evening new music series at the Exploratorium. Contemporary musicians and sound artists will perform new works and discuss their ideas, techniques, and inspirations with radio host and pianist Sarah Cahill.
For more information go to http://www.exploratorium.edu/resonance Join us for a live chat with artist Lily Simonson aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus,
which is studying an active volcano beneath the Caribbean Sea. A painter and educator
from Los Angeles, Simonson is fascinated by the otherworldly animals of the deep
sea, especially those that live around the superheated waters gushing from cracks on
undersea volcanoes. She’ll tell us what it's like for an artist to collaborate with scientists
at sea and what strange invertebrates she hopes to document. Watch as guests of Exploratorium After Dark collaborate in a hands-on, ears-on exploration of musical cultures from every continent with educator Michael Bradke.