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Return to Mars:  ChemCam (Webcast)
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00:25:00
The Curiosity rover has an incredible tool mounted on the mast, called the "ChemCam",which is a rock-zapping laser and telescope! This laser can hit rock or soil targets up to about 23 ft (or 7 meters) away. In today's show, Ron and Paul will share details about this amazing suite of tools!

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Date: August 15, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
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, msl, mars science laboratory, chemcam, vaporizing ray, laser


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Return to Mars:  Investigating Curiosity's Robotic Arm (Webcast)
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00:45:00
In today's webcast, Exploratorium hosts Ron Hipschman and Robyn Higdon will look at the tools and technology on the robotic arm of the Mars rover, Curiosity. What are some of the scientific instruments and capabilities of NASA's newest rover on Mars?

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Date: August 12, 2012
Format: Interview
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, msl, mars science laboratory, tools, technology


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Return to Mars:  Reggie Watts performing at the Exploratorium (Clip)
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00:07:53
Watch as comedian/musician Reggie Watts improvises an ending to the Mars webcast on August 9th, 2012.

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Date: August 10, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, astronomy, general science

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


Return to Mars:  New Images and MSL Cameras (Webcast)
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00:50:00
Join us today for a very special Mars webcast! We will have our staff scientists talking about new images from Mars, and the cameras that take those pictures. We also have two special musical guests joining us; Thomas Dolby will sing in the show, and Reggie Watts will sing us out!

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Date: August 9, 2012
Format: Expedition
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, msl, mars science laboratory, reggie watts, thomas dolby


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Science in the City:  Airships (Clip)
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00:06:20
Take to the skies on board the zeppelin Eureka with pilot Andrea Deyling of Airship Ventures and get a crash-free course in lighter-than-air flight: What’s the difference between an airship, a blimp, and a zeppelin? How do they stay aloft? How high and how fast can they fly? Airship Ventures operates the only commercial passenger airship operation in the United States. To find out more go to www.airshipventures.com.

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Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: airship, blimp, zeppelin, science in the city, science, flight, flying, gas, bay area, sf


Miscellaneous:  Floating: On Board the Airship Eureka (Clip)
Running Time:
00:20:00
An audiovisual experience on board the Airship Eureka, the only Zeppelin operating in the Americas. For more information on the Airship Eureka or to find out how you can go up in a zeppelin, go to http://www.airshipventures.com/. Music by Wayne Grim.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: zeppelin, blimp, airships, airship ventures, helium, exploratorium


Return to Mars:  Curiosity's first days on Mars (Webcast)
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00:20:00
With the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, history is made again. Photos and data are already coming back from the rover, and we are excited to share them with you. Join Exploratorium scientists as they interpret the information received thus far from the new Mars mission!

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Date: August 7, 2012
Format: Expedition
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, msl, mars science laboratory


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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!

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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:  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!

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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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Miscellaneous:  Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception (Clip)
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00:02:02
The Exploratorium is more than a science museum. It is the global leader in informal learning, having spawned 1000 participatory science centers around the world. An estimated 180 million people play with our creations in museums around the globe and online. The Exploratorium is made up of scientists, artists, teachers and tinkerers. It is a public laboratory where visitors are encouraged to ask questions, experiment, and ultimately see the world a little differently.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 2, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, education, exhibits, museum, laboratory, informal learning, science, art, human perception, scientists, making, artists, engineering, learning, play, inquiry, curiosity


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