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Science in the City:  True Color (Clip)
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00:06:46
With a roll of thin plastic diffraction grating and some "stolen" sunlight, artist and exhibit developer Pete Stephens transformed the interior of the Palace of Fine Arts into a dazzling riot of spectral color. As he works to recreate the effect at the new Exploratorium at Pier 15, Stephens recounts the challenges—and the inspiration—of this expansive experiment in light.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 12, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: exploratorium, palace of fine arts, rainbows, diffraction, color, light, visible spectrum, exhibit, sun, pier 15, san francisco


Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2012: 1st and 2nd Contact (Clip)
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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,


Transit of Venus:  Transit of Venus 2012: 3rd and 4th Contact (Clip)
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Watch the conclusion of Venus’s 6.5-hour journey 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,


Miscellaneous:  How to Build a Sun Viewer (Clip)
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00:03:53
Senior Exploratorium Scientist, Paul Doherty demonstrates how you can make your own sun viewer. You can safely view sunspots, eclipses and transits with this equipment that you may have laying around the house! To learn more about the upcoming Transit of Venus visit: http://www.exploratorium.edu/venus/question3.html

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 16, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: transit of venus, solar viewing, solar flares, do-it-yourself sun viewer,


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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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Driven:  Meet the Stars (Slideshow)
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00:04:40
Astronomer Dr. Isabel Hawkins's journey to the stars began with two chance moments of enchantment with celestial bodies in her native Argentina. Inspired by the mystery of the sky, she went on to study physics and astronomy in California and then to work for 20 years as a research astronomer at UC Berkeley. Now retired from research and devoted to inciting a love of the stars and sky in young people, Dr. Hawkins reflects on her own initial moments of inspiration, on sharing her love of stars with others, and on how astronomy can, and should, remind us of our connection to one another, under a canopy of mystery.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: July 30, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: astronomy, eclipse, stars, sun, solar


Ice Stories:  Clockwise (Clip)
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00:00:55
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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Solar Eclipse:  Live from China (Webcast)
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01:13:00
On August 1, 2008, a total solar eclipse occurred as the new moon moved directly between the sun and the earth. The moon's umbral shadow fell on parts of Canada, Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Exploratorium's eclipse expedition team (our fifth!) Webcast the eclipse live from the remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: August 1, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: eclipse, china, totality, sun, moon, earth, path, shadow, penumbra, corona, totality, shadow bands, bailey's beads


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Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury Pre-Program (Webcast)
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00:24:36
Join Exploratorium staff Paul Doherty and Robyn Higdon as they discuss the Transit of Mercury.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


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Transit of Mercury:  Transit of Mercury (Webcast)
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05:12:09
On November 8, 2006, Mercury slowly slid across the face of the sun during a relatively rare event known as a transit. The Exploratorium's Live@ crew was at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona to cover the event. This webcast includes a brief history of Kitt Peak and its 21 telescopes.

Project: Transit of Mercury | Browse All

Date: November 8, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: mercury, transit, kitt peak national observatory, exosphere, orbit, sun, first contact, eclipse, sunspot, solar flare


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