Live @ the Exploratorium: Origins

March 1st, 2000 - February 29th, 2004 | PROJECT

The Exploratorium requests $1,389,665 to develop "Live @ the Exploratorium: Origins." The Exploratorium will conduct a three-year pilot project to develop an experimental series of Webcasts, related Web-based resources, and museum activities . The project will use new communications technologies to create an ongoing link between Internet and museum audiences and current scientific research efforts at observatories around the world where scientists are investigating the origins of matter, the universe, the Earth, and life itself. The Exploratorium will establish a remote connection to six science research locations investigating particle physics, cosmology, polar research, earthquake research, astrobiology and genetics. During each live Webcast museum visitors and Internet visitors will be able to interact with scientists at the remote observatories.

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Team Members

Robert Semper, Principal Investigator, Exploratorium
Mary Dussault, Co-Principal Investigator, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9980619
Funding Amount: 1332791


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Geoscience and geography | Life science | Physics | Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media