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Ice Stories:  Visit to Shackleton's Hut (Webcast)
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Our intrepid Exploratorium team shares experiences from their visit to Shackleton's hut. This hut is at Cape Royds, where Shackleton mounted an expedition to the South Pole and made a first ascent of Mt. Erebus.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 28, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, History

Keywords: historic, discovery, hut, mcmurdo, exploration


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Ice Stories:  Shackleton's Hut, Cape Royds exteriors (Clip)
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Ice Stories:  Shackleton's Hut, Cape Royds Interiors (Clip)
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Pi Day:  20th Anniversary of Pi Day at the Exploratorium (Webcast)
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The Exploratorium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pi Day with a pie-throwing contest, Pi Day exhibits in Second Life, and more activities honoring everyone's favorite mathematical constant.

Project: Pi Day | Browse All

Date: March 13, 2008
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, History

Keywords: pi day, geometry, history, math, chain reaction


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Ancient Writings Revealed:  The Evidence Project Presents: Ancient Writings Revealed! (Webcast)
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Watch ancient text revealed and read for the first time in a thousand years! Archimedes was one of the world's greatest scientific and mathematical minds. His thoughts were inscribed on goatskin parchment, but the letters and diagrams were scraped off and written over by Greek monks in the Middle Ages. Now, using an intense x-ray beam generated at Stanford University's linear accelerator, some of the original Greek text will be revealed for the first time in the modern world.

Project: Evidence: Ancient Writings Revealed | Browse All

Date: August 4, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): History, Technology

Keywords: archimedes, palimpsest, slac, evidence, monks, greek writings, texts, imaging, x-ray, synchatron radiation, walters art museum, neil calder, will noel, roger eastman, abagail quant, uwe bergmann


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Doctor Atomic:  Science, Music, & Morals Part I (Podcast)
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A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics

Keywords: j. robert oppenheimer, atomic bomb, manhattan project, san francisco opera, nagasaki, los alamos, opera commentary, nuclear reaction, plutonium, implosion, nuclear fission, leslie groves, edward teller, composing, cold war


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Doctor Atomic:  Science, Music, & Morals Part II (Podcast)
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A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

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Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics

Keywords: j. robert oppenheimer, atomic bomb, manhattan project, san francisco opera, nagasaki, los alomos, opera commentary, nuclear reaction, plutonium, implosion, nuclear fission, leslie groves, edward teller, composing, cold war


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The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity:  Awarding the Nobel Prize with Anders Bárány (Webcast)
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Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics committee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about how laureates are chosen and celebrated. (Audio-only webcast)

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): History of Science

Keywords: nobel prize, anders barany, lecture, nobel museum, nobel laureates


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The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity:  Behind the Scenes: Awarding the Nobel Prize (Webcast)
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Professor Anders Barany, Deputy Director of the Nobel Museum and former secretary of the physics commitee that awards the Nobel Prize, speaks about what makes the Nobel Prize one of the world's most prestigious honors. He gives an insider's tour of Alfred Nobel's will and how laureates are chosen and celebrated.

Project: The Nobel Prize: 100 Years of Creativity | Browse All

Date: June 14, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, General Science

Keywords: alfred nobel, nobel museum, nobel laureate consideration, noable laureate selection, nobel prize


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Chaco Canyon:  Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon (Webcast)
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Join the Live@ crew and NASA scientists as we delve into the ancient knowledge of the Chacoans, daily sky watchers who amassed a great knowledge about the movements of the sun. And learn why today's astronomers and solar physicists continue to watch the sun, using modern ground-based observatories and orbiting space telescopes.

Project: Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon | Browse All

Date: December 21, 2004
Format: Expedition
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Physics, History

Keywords: winter solstice, chaco canyon, ancient observatories, sun, equinox, native americans, eagle dance, alignments, sun dagger, ancient stories, architecture, fajada butte, pueblo bonito

Links: National Park Service Chaco Canyon Website

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