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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Polynesian Navigation--Kalepa Baybayan and Paul Coleman (Podcast)
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Astrophysicist Paul Coleman and expert ocean navigator Kalepa Baybayan visited the Exploratorium as advisors to our Polynesian Navigation project—a large-scale Web resource (launching April 2010) that will feature the astounding navigation practices of the Pacific Islanders, who were expertly navigating the Pacific thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. Paul Coleman works at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy, where he concentrates on the large-scale structure of the universe. Kalepa Baybayan is an expert navigator who mentors Hawaiian youth in native navigation practices. Both men are native Hawaiians. We spoke with them about traditional navigation practices, the balance between science and spirituality from a native perspective, and the benefits of being grounded in one’s culture.

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Date: July 15, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: polynesia, navigation, sailing, navigator, hawaii, stars, pacific, ocean, boat, astronomy, audio salon


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Origins: Hubble:  Wrap Up of Hubble Telescope SM4 (Webcast)
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00:53:51
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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Origins: Hubble:  Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 (Webcast)
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00:32:23
On May 11, 2009, the space shuttle Atlantis was launched from the Kennedy Space Center and docked with the Hubble Space Telescope 360 miles above the earth. During Servicing Mission 4 (SM4), astronauts installed new, cutting-edge scientific instruments and replaced gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment. After a difficult but very successful upgrade of the telescope, the astronauts released Hubble on May 19. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you two live Webcasts (May 20 & May 23) about this arduous mission and the future of the telescope.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: May 20, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: hubble space telescope, servicing mission, sm4, kennedy space center, space shuttle, photographs

Links: Hubble Website

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Ice Stories:  Clockwise (Clip)
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Why do the hands on clocks go "clockwise?" Seems like a circular definition, but if you looked closely at sundials in the northern hemisphere, you'd notice that the shadow of the sun moves around the sundial in a "clockwise" direction. This was adopted by clock-makers and became the standard we know today. In the southern hemisphere, the sun's shadow moves around the dial in the opposite direction, so if clocks had been invented there, our watches would move the other way.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: sun, astronomy

Links: Dispatch: Clockwise

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Ice Stories:  Tour of the South Pole Telescope (Webcast)
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UC Berkeley astrophysicist Bill Holzapfel takes us on a tour of the South Pole Telescope and explains how it is unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 30, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: antarctica, south pole telescope, astronomy, space, south pole, universe, astrophysics

Links: Project: South Pole Telescope

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Ice Stories:  NOAA South Pole Atmospheric Research Observatory (Webcast)
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We tour the NOAA Atmospheric Research Observatory at the South Pole where scientists are monitoring carbon dioxide levels, CFCs, solar radiation, and the ozone hole.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 30, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: noaa, atmospheric research observatory, south pole, solar radiation, cfc's, carbon dioxide, climate change, ozone hole

Links: The South Pole Observatory Homepage

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Ice Stories:  Meteorite Hunting in Antarctica (Webcast)
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00:26:23
In this program, learn about meteorite hunting in Antarctica with Ralph Harvey who leads the Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET).

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 23, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: meteorite, antarctica, ralph harvey, ice stories, ansmet


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Ice Stories:  Ice-Sheet Dynamics (Webcast)
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We speak with glaciologists Slawek Tulaczyk and Jake Walter, who study ice-sheet dynamics.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 19, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: ice, south, pole, neutrino, telescope, physics, dark, matter, energy, galaxy

Links: Project: Under the Glaciers

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Ice Stories:  IceCube Neutrino Telescope (Webcast)
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00:39:52
Join us as we talk to scientists working with IceCube, a neutrino telescope buried in the ice under the South Pole.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 18, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Physics

Keywords: icecube, ice, south, pole, neutrino, telescope, physics, dark, matter, energy, galaxy

Links: Project: IceCube

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Ice Stories:  Hidden Mountains (Webcast)
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00:21:19
We speak to Robin Bell from the AGAP (Antarctic Gamburtsev Province) expedition. This is the first systematic study of our planet's last unexplored mountain range. This webcast was our first this season, and we had some technical difficulties.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 7, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: ice stories, antarctica, polar scientists, ice, snow, geology, mountain, agap

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