Browsing 10 - 20 results of 237 programs for subject - Geology/Earth Science


Miscellaneous:  Slow-Motion Medley (Clip)
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00:02:00
See the subtle, mesmeric effects revealed by slow-motion observation of three iconic exhibits: Circling Wave Umbrella, in which spinning fabric forms pockets of swirling air; Rift Zone, a miniature geothermal landscape created by air bubbling through fine sand; and Vortex, a swirling vortex of water in a hydrodynamic dance with gravity.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 30, 2011
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, General Science

Keywords: waves, vortex, geothermal, slow motion, rift zone, circling wave umbrella


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Science in the City:  Seismic San Francisco (Clip)
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00:05:26
The ground under our San Franciscan feet is constantly on the move. Join Exploratorium educator Ken Finn as we visit some spots around town where exposed rocks reveal the tale of an active earth.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology

Keywords: seismic, rocks, geology, ken finn, san francisco, fault lines, slickenside, chert, basalt


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Science in the City:  Microclimates in Fogtown (Clip)
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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.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: December 8, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: weather, fog, microclimates, san francisco, paul doherty, marine layer, topography, hills


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Chaco Canyon:  Sense of Place (Clip)
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00:01:04
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.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon | Browse All

Date: December 2, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: sun observation, solstice


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Science at Burning Man:  Investigating Alkali (Clip)
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00:03:52
Senior Exploratorium scientist, Paul Doherty, unlocks the mystery behind the corrosive dust that coats the Black Rock Desert.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 29, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: paul doherty, burning man, alkali, alkaline, mountains, basin, playa, desert, investigate, ph level, acidity


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Science at Burning Man:  Vortices (Clip)
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00:01:56
Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty discusses the science of dust devils and describes how vortices are created in the Black Rock Desert.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: vortices, dust devils, desert, tornado, paul doherty


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Deep Sea Discoveries (Webcast)
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00:27:04
In this program, we connect live with marine scientists at the Okeanos' Exploration Command Center in Seattle, learn about the mission's latest discoveries and see new video of some of the amazing animals they've encountered on their mission.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: rov, ocean, exploration


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Exploring the Depths with ROVs (Webcast)
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00:34:56
Learn about exploring the deep sea with ROVs. The Okeanos' ROV Operations Coordinator Dave Lovalvo shares the expedition's latest discoveries, including video of what is believed to be several completely new species.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: rov, ocean, exploration, okeanos explorer, oceanography, scientist, oceans


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  Underwater Volcanoes and Hydrothermal Vents (Webcast)
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00:16:52
Learn about underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents and see how scientists explore underwater geology with mapping and ROV technology.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ocean, exploration, volcanoes, okeanos explorer, oceans


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NOAA's Okeanos Explorer:  ROV Highlights, July 10, 2010 (Clip)
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00:02:38
View some of the spectacular underwater footage captured by the Little Hercules ROV on July 10th during the Indonesia-USA Deep-Sea Exploration Expedition.

Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: July 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: rov, ocean, exploration


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