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Series
NOVA
Program
Case of the Ancient Astronauts, The
Program Number

508

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

NOVA investigates the theories of von Daniken and others that the Earth has been visited by intelligent beings from outer space. Among the claims made in books such as "Chariots of the Gods" which are examined: that the building techniques used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops are so advanced that only an extraterrestrial intelligence could have built it; and that the engraved stones of Palenque in Mexico depict an ancient astronaut at the controls of a space rocket.

Duration

00:94:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; Case of the Ancient Astronauts, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3ADD56F1FD8B45129A74C90D3492D45C.
MLA: “NOVA; Case of the Ancient Astronauts, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3ADD56F1FD8B45129A74C90D3492D45C>.
APA: NOVA; Case of the Ancient Astronauts, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3ADD56F1FD8B45129A74C90D3492D45C
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