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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  
Iron Science Teacher:  Halloween Edition: Plastic Bags (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:55:27
Watch as Exploratorium staff and local teachers compete for the title of Iron Science Teacher. Each contestant has 10 minutes to make a science lesson out of a secret ingredient. In this special Halloween edition, today's secret ingredient is: Plastic Bags!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: October 31, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics

Keywords: vaccuum sealing, air pressure, perception of touch, tactile sense, bubble bomb activity, carbon dioxide production, acids and bases, 5-tone whirlies, quantum music, corrugated plastic pipes, resonance, sound waves, bagpipes, air speed


Real: 256K  
Light and Landscape:  James Turrell (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:14:57
James Turrell studied optics and perceptual psychology in college, but gravitated towards art as his curiosity led him to investigate light itself. In this Webcast of a lecture, James Turrell discusses his experiences manipulating pure light and how it became his artistic medium. He reveals how this early work led him to discover Roden Crater in Arizona and to create his subsequent lifelong project of transforming the crater into an astronomical observatory.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science

Keywords: perception, art in nature, rosen crater, perceptual psychology, optical illusions, seeing from within, forms in light, installation artist, effect of light, luminous light works,


Real: 225K  
Light and Landscape:  Charles Ross and Star Axis (Webcast)
Running Time:
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  
Osher Fellowship:  A Live Conversation with World-Renowned Biologist/Conservationist E. O. Wil (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:33:44
In this archived program from 2003, join us for a conversation with Pulitzer-prize winning biologist E. O. Wilson, who introduced the term biodiversity to describe the interlocking dependence and diversity of organisms in sustaining life in biological communities.

Project: Osher Fellowship | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: osher fellow, biodiversity, astrobiology, diversity of life, chemical communication, watching ants, social behavior, ant society, entomology, pheremones, ants and social behavior, and communication in insects, ant colony, habitat destruction, all species surve


Real: 256K  
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  
Explainer Perspectives:  Under the Hood (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:18:34
The first in a series on automotive science, this webcast will explain all about braking systems. How do disc brakes work? Are there other kinds of brakes? What kind of maintenance should you be doing? Join High School Explainers as they visit a repair shop.

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: explainers, automobiles, cars, brakes, repairs, troubleshooting, diagnosis


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Iron Science Teacher:  Water (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:05:23
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers will have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week's secret ingredient-water!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 11, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: water, teachers, contest, ingredients, experiments, activities, molecules, h2o


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
Science of Cooking:  Sweet Science: Candy! (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:54:40
Join the Live@ Exploratorium Webcast crew as we investigate the sugary world of candy. In our studio, Exploratorium chef Michael Rothberg turns the heat up on sugar to show us the different stages of caramelization, making a simple caramel sauce and pralines in the process. Join a tour of the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory in Fairfield, CA.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2003
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, General Science

Keywords: jellybeans, candy, sugar, candymaking, jelly belly factory, michael rothberg, lollipops, heat, sugar, carmelization, pralines, marshmellows, taffy


Real: 225K  1M  
Windows Media: 659K  
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