Browsing 40 - 50 results of 197 programs for subject - Astronomy/Space Science


Return to Mars:  Landing Night! (Webcast)
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00:30:00
The new Mars rover, Curiosity, successfully landed on the planet Mars at 10:31pm PDT! Join the Exploratorium crew for a very special online-only live webcast as we watched the final descent of the rover to Mars. Along with our own expert scientists, we share footage from NASA TV of the control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Mission on Mars begins now!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space, msl, mars science laboratory


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Return to Mars:  Living and Working on Mars Time (Clip)
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00:03:07
Lead Curiosity Driver Matt Heverly and Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann elaborate on the unusual working conditions involved with a Mars rover expedition.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science

Keywords: curiosity, exploratorium, mars, mission, nasa, rover, model, jpl, jet propulsion laboratory, msl, mars science laboratory, geology, rocks, lasers, chem cam, bethany ehlmann, matt heverly


Return to Mars:  Building Excitement for Curiosity's Landing (Webcast)
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00:29:48
The time has come! The Curiosity rover will be landing on the planet Mars on August 5, 2012. The Exploratorium crew did a special live webcast from the museum floor at our evening program for adults, called After Dark. Join us as we get the lowdown on the Mars mission!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, mars rover, curiosity, jet propulsion laboratory, nasa, landing, spacecraft, robot, geology, space


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Return to Mars:  The Scientific Capabilities of the Mars Rover Curiosity (Clip)
Running Time:
00:03:55
Research Scientist Bethany Ehlmann and Mechanical Designer Scott McGinley explain some of the scientific instruments aboard the Mars rover Curiosity.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science

Keywords: curiosity, exploratorium, mars, mission, nasa, rover, model, jpl, jet propulsion laboratory, msl, mars science laboratory, geology, rocks, lasers, chem cam, bethany ehlmann, scott mcginley


Return to Mars:  Testing the Mars Rover Curiosity (Clip)
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00:04:50
Engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explain how they simulate martian conditions and conduct tests with model rovers to prepare the Curiosity rover for its journey to Mars and its work on the red planet.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 1, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science

Keywords: curiosity, exploratorium, mars, mission, nasa, rover, model, jpl, jet propulsion laboratory, msl, mars science laboratory, geology, rocks, lasers, chem cam, matt heverly, patrick martin, armen toorian, fernando abilleira, mars yard, sandbox, vacuum chambe


Return to Mars:  Exploratorium visits the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA (Clip)
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00:03:27
Join the Exploratorium crew on our trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to learn more about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and the Curiosity rover.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 31, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, jpl, space, curiosity rover, rocket science, nasa, pasadena, robotics, research, astronomy, planets, science, jet propulsion laboratory, mission


Return to Mars:  Exploratorium at JPL: Explorando con Curiosidad (Clip)
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00:03:53
Fernando Abilleira, Ingeniero Español especializado en navegación y trayectorias quien trabaja para la NASA, describe como el astromóvil "Curiosidad" aterrizará sobre la superficie del planeta Marte en el cráter llamado "Gale", un lugar de alto inte

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 18, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: curiosity, mars rover, return to mars, mars in spanish, planeta marte


Return to Mars:  Curiosity Model Teaser (Clip)
Running Time:
00:01:00
A glimpse of the full-scale model of the Mars rover, Curiosity. On display at the Exploratorium from August 1st to September 16, 2012. This model is on loan from JPL, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and there are only two on loan in the United States!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/space science

Keywords: curiosity, exploratorium, mars, mission, nasa, rover, model, jpl, jet propulsion laboratory, msl, mars science laboratory, geology, rocks, lasers, chem cam


Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus: Sonification (Clip)
Running Time:
16:54:00
Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim used the video of the transit to create a sound composition in real time. As the video signal was received by Wayne's computer, a program he wrote converted the signal into a unique aural experience. http://www.waynegrim.com

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 12, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art Astronomy

Keywords: transit of venus, sonification, music, audio, wayne grim, composition, live video, live mixing, signal, transits, venus, earth, sun, program, aural, sound,


Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2012: 1st and 2nd Contact (Clip)
Running Time:
00:02:00
Watch the beginning of Venus’s transit across the disk of the sun, one of the rarest astronomical events.

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 5, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: transit of venus, solar viewing, solar flares, astronomy, space, science, live, webcast, sun-viewer, telescopes, hawaii, mauna loa,


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