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After Dark:  Mars (Clip)
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00:01:56
At our last After Dark in our current home, the theme was Mars! On display the museum has a full-scale model of the Mars rover Curiosity, which arrived on the red planet Sunday, August 5. At After Dark, we had Martians, robots, and extraterrestrials in the crowd! There were Martian themed lectures, a live webcast, and activities like the Egg Drop, where visitors practiced landing a homemade Rover safely onto the ground. Red skies at night offer fun and delight.

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Date: August 24, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: curiosity, exploratorium, mars, mission, nasa, rover, landing, after dark


Return to Mars:  Seeing Like a Rover (Clip)
Running Time:
00:43:41
How do you work with a robot millions of miles away to make scientific discoveries on a planet you've never set foot on? How do scientists and engineers begin to "see like a rover"- and what can this tell us about who we are as meaning-making creatures? Find out how, by studying the team behind the rover mission, we learn about more than just the surface of Mars.

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Date: August 17, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, janet vertesi


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


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


Return to Mars:  Living on Mars with Paul Doherty (Clip)
Running Time:
00:41:53
What would it be like on Mars? Get a sense of Martian living with Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty. He'll introduce the capabilities of the new rover and demonstrate what the planet would look, smell, and feel like to someone on the ground. Learn how things would fall, how they'd burn, and the shape a Martian snowflake should take in a snowstorm.

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Date: August 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, rover, nasa, curiosity, mission, exploratorium, landing, paul doherty


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:  The Wheels of the Mars Rover Curiosity (Clip)
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00:01:23
Mechanical Engineer Armen Toorian explains that the wheel tracks of the Mars rover Curiosity are used to determine how far the rover has travelled on the red planet.

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Date: August 6, 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, armen toorian, wheels, morse code


Return to Mars:  Living and Working on Mars Time (Clip)
Running Time:
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.

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

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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


Miscellaneous:  Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception (Clip)
Running Time:
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


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