Browsing 160 - 170 results of 195 programs for subject - Astronomy/Space Science


Origins: Astrobiology:  Listening for the Long Term (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:43:41
Join us as we talk with Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and the inspiration behind Jody Foster's character in the movie Contact. Find out about the tools and technologies being developed for a multigenerational effort to search for life on other planets.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 22, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: jill tartar, astrobiology, seti, contact, carl sagan, astronomy, extra-terrestrial life, intelligence


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Origins: Astrobiology:  Talking with ET: The Language and Timescales of Interstellar Communication (Webcast)
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0:27:33
What if we did contact another intelligent life form in the universe? What should we say? What traits best represent our humanity? Douglas Vakoch, the SETI Institute’s Director of Interstellar Message Composition, is working with scientists, artists, linguists, composers, and others to imagine how to speak for our planet.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 22, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: douglas vakoch, seti, extraterrestrials, scientists, artists, linguists, composers, communication, language, communicate


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Origins: Astrobiology:  What About Intelligent Life? (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:46:27
SETI is a scientific effort seeking to determine if there is intelligent life outside Earth. We were at Aricebo Radio Observatory in March 2003 when scientists listened to the most promising transmissions from UC Berkeley’s SETI@home search. Join the Exploratorium’s Ron Hipschman and special guest Dan Werthimer, chief scientist and principal investigator for the SETI Institute’s efforts, including Arecibo Observatory’s search of artificial radio signals coming from other stars.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 21, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: astrobiology, seti, search for extraterrestrial intelligences, interstellar communication, radio waves, drake equation, planet detection, planetary detection, primordial soup, designing interstellar messages, radio telescope, sky surveys, astropulse,


Real: 256K  
Origins: Astrobiology:  Looking for Mars on Earth (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:32:24
Chris McKay, Planetary Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, has traveled the world seeking Mars-like environments. In the Dry Valleys of Antarctica—his favorite Mars analog on Earth—Dr. McKay discovered a kind of algae living inside rocks porous to light and water. He’ll show us some of these rocks and talk about the physical conditions required for life.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 19, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: deserts, atacama desert of chile, life on mars, most lifeless place on earth, driest place on earth, ecosystems, algae, organisms in rock, photosyntheseis in rock, most mars-like place on earth, antarctica dry valleys, alum rock park, earth's extreme environments, mic


Real: 256K  
Origins: Astrobiology:  Is There Life Elsewhere? (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:58:53
How can a mathematical equation frame the question of life in the universe? We’ll talk with Frank Drake, one of the founders of the SETI Institute, about his famous equation and how it frames the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 15, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: astrobiology, seti, search for extraterrestrial intelligences, intersteallar communication, drake equation, stars with planets, planetary detection, planet detection, primordial soup, radio telescopes, designing interstellar messages


Real: 256K  
Light and Landscape:  Charles Ross and Star Axis (Webcast)
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00:10:19
Join the Exploratorium's Dr. Paul Doherty as he visits a "sculpture to observe the stars" in northern New Mexico, where the Sangre de Cristo Mountains meet the eastern plains. There artist Charles Ross is creating an art installation that is also a star observatory. This major earthwork has two main elements: the Star Tunnel, which allows you to walk through the entire history of the earth's changing alignment to our North Star, Polaris; and the Solar Pyramid, where one can visually experience an hour of the earth's rotation.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Arts, Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: sculpture to observe the stars, naked eye observatory, star geometry, grand cross, shadow field, star tunnel, earth-star alignemnt, earth's movement, cycles, time, earth-to-star axis, earth's rotational wobble, equinoxes, celestial time, 26, 000 year cycle, architectoni


Real: 225K  
Return to Mars:  Only Mars (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:07:57
See an 8 minute video of the planet Mars from the James Lick Observatory telescope!

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, target.


Real: 225K  
Return to Mars:  Red Planet: Up Close and Personal (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:37:05
We stayed up with Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman at the Lick Observatory in San Jose, California, for the best view we've had of Mars in a long, long time. At midnight on August 27, Earth and Mars passed closer to one another than they have in 60,000 years. Astronomers were on hand to tell us all about our nearest neighbor—its geography, orbit, and why both NASA and the European Space Agency have chosen this time to launch robotic missions to Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 27, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: refracting telescope, feautures of mars, surface of mars, james lick observatory, earth, mars


Real: 256K  
Return to Mars:  Preparing for Mars: FIDO in the Desert (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:03:16
In preparation for the 2004 landing of the Mars Exploration Rovers, NASA engineers and scientists tested their remote operation procedures using a rover called FIDO (field integrated design & operations rover). Our remote team traveled to the desert test site to see what they learned in the desert and what they hoped to learn on Mars.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Eath Science

Keywords: simulation of mars, geology, mars exploration rover, mer, jpl, fido, desert


Real: 256K  
Solar Eclipse:  Eclipse 2002: The View from the Exploratorium's Porch (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:14:47
Join us from the front porch of the Exploratorium as we check out today's partial solar eclipse. Learn safe viewing practices, then go outside and watch for yourself!

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

Date: June 10, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: annular eclipse, pinhole images of the sun, viewing an eclipse safely, telescope filters for viewing an eclipse, pinhole images of the eclipse, crescent sun, pinhole eclipse viewer, pegboard pinhole exlipse, eclipse images projected through plants,


Real: 80K  
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