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Reflections:  Walk Away from the Mirror (Clip)
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00:00:59
Exhibit developer Erik Thogersen backs away from the Giant Mirror. Watch his image change as he passes through the focal point, then continues on past the center of curvature.

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Date: September 9, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, focus, curvature, exhibit


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Reflections:  Framing the Real Thing (Clip)
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00:04:53
At the Giant Mirror, Senior Staff Scientist Paul Doherty demonstrates a simple way of locating a real image—an image that floats in space in front of the mirror.

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Date: September 9, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, focus, curvature, exhibit, real, virtual


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Reflections:  Testing the Giant Mirror's Sphericity (Clip)
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00:04:49
Senior Staff Scientist Thomas Humphrey invents a simple experiment to see if the Giant Mirror is spherical or parabolic, and then to see if it's perfectly spherical. By placing a Styrofoam ball at the center of curvature, he's able to prove that the mirror is out of pure sphericity by about one-quarter of one degree.

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Date: September 7, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, focus, curvature, exhibit, sphere, experiment


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Reflections:  Reflections of Infrared Radiation (Clip)
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00:04:37
Staff Neuroscientist Richard Brown demonstrates that the Giant Mirror reflects infrared radiation as well as visible light.

Project: Reflections | Browse All

Date: September 5, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: mirror, reflection, exhibit, light, heat, experiment


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Laura Peticolas: Sonification of the Solar Winds (Podcast)
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00:21:06
Dr. Laura Peticolas is a physicist at UC Berkeley's Space Physics Research group. She studies the Aurora to learn more about the Earth and the workings of our Solar System. She's currently working with NASA's Mars data to understand why the Martian aurora looks the way it does. In this podcast she discusses her research, her inspiration and how and why scientists sonify data.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): physics, astronomy

Keywords: laura peticolas, sonification, mars, physics, solar wind, nasa, auroras, audio salon


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Science Teaching Tips:  Size Does Matter (Podcast)
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00:05:59
Exploratorium staff physicist Thomas Humphrey reveals why size does matter, at least in physics.

Project: Teacher Institute Science Teaching Tips | Browse All

Date: August 26, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics

Keywords: size, physics


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Polynesian Navigation--Kalepa Baybayan and Paul Coleman (Podcast)
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00:21:08
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.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

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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Try This!:   Paul Doherty and Alfredo Mateus (Webcast)
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00:22:45
Join Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty and visiting scientist Alfredo Mateus for an exploration of hands-on demos. In today's webcast, Paul and Alfredo will be looking at a voice activated chemical reaction and what happens when you heat plastic in water!

Project: Try This! With Paul Doherty and Friends | Browse All

Date: July 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science

Keywords: hands-on demonstrations, science, voice activation, chemistry, physics, plastic bottles


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Iron Science Teacher:  Make Ferrofluid (Webcast)
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00:04:48
Sarah Santos and Jeremy Rector demonstrate two ways to make ferrofluid during a live Webcast of the Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher. Watch the whole episode (type "oil" in the search box), along with many other episodes of Iron Science Teacher at www.exploratorium.edu/tv

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 10, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Physics

Keywords: ferrofluid, iron, magnet, snack, ist, oil, battery, diy


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Maker Faire 2009 Time Lapse 1 (Clip)
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00:00:44
This is a time-lapse movie of a chain reaction activity presented at the Exploratorium booth during Maker Faire 2009. Participants were asked to build a portion of a collective chain reaction contraption, which was set off twice during the day. Photos were taken every 30 seconds and then joined in a 24 fps movie.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: June 29, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science, Physics

Keywords: chain reaction, maker faire


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