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NOVA; Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way

03/08/2010

Green Label HOUR 1 of 2 The Mystery of the Milky Way


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Series
NOVA
Program
Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way
Program Number

3708

Series Description

Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

Program Description

In a two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe. What began as a curiosity-two spectacle lenses held a foot apart-ultimately revolutionized human thought across science, philosophy and religion. Telescope takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the innovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. This tale of human ingenuity involves some of the most colorful figures of the scientific world-Galileo, Kepler, Newton, William Herschel, George Hale, and Edwin Hubble-leading up to today's colossal telescopes, housed in space-age cathedrals or orbiting high above the Earth. Now at the center of an international space race, a new generation of ever-larger telescopes is poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe-and, in turn, to raise new questions.

A NOVA production by Brook Lapping Productions and TPT National Productions, in association with Green Umbrella Films, LLC

© 2010 WGBH Educational Foundation and Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
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