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Science from the Poles:  Penguins in Antarctica (Webcast)
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00:26:39
Penguin researcher David Ainley joins us via telephone from his tent at Cape Royds, Antarctica. Dr. Ainley has been studying Adelie penguins for many seasons from his remote encampment.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: November 29, 2006
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: penguin, antarctica, cape royds, ainley, adelie, climate change, global warming

Links: For more information about penguins

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Science from the Poles:  South Pole Telescope: Getting There & Starting to Build (Webcast)
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00:34:45
After years of preparation, scientists from the University of Chicago are making the long journey to the South Pole to begin construction on the new 10-meter telescope. Join us as we talk to scientists at the pole about their long journey, learn about the pre-building of the telescope in Texas last summer; and find out what challenges they face in constructing a major scientific instrument in freezing conditions.

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Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: south pole, antarctica, telescope

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Once & Future Climate, Part 1: The Past (Webcast)
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00:31:41
Watch as Exploratorium physicists Paul Doherty and Stephanie Chasteen play around with the leading greenhouse gas: carbon dioxide. What is it? How much is there in our atmosphere? What does it do that is so harmful to the environment?

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Date: November 25, 2006
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, global warming, north pole, south pole, ice, snow, oceans


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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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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Camp Construction (Clip)
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00:00:35
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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: The Bath Pool (Clip)
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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Searching for Diesel (Clip)
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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Candy Shop (Clip)
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00:00:46
The Geyser Valley is a "candy shop" for microbiologists and geochemists.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology


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Extremophiles in Kamchatka:  Kamchatka Mosaic: Bears! (Clip)
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00:01:15
Bears lumber across a pristine landscape in remote Kamchatka, Russia.

Project: Evidence: Extremophiles in Kamchatka | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2006
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: evidence, kamchatka, russia, extremophiles, hot springs, biology, geology, origin of life, evolution, microbiology


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