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NOVA; Dawn of the Solar Age, The

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Dawn of the Solar Age, The
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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

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Solar energy is increasingly popular as a home heating source. But only recently has it been seriously considered as a source of industrial power and substitute for fossil fuel. NOVA looks at this new industrial approach, such as the use of a huge windmill in Ohio, giant machines that may generate electricity from the heat of the tropical seas or from the motion of waves, and an orbiting solar power station able to beam microwaves to earth.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Dawn of the Solar Age, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A9949B9530854C1B8867B5627F68EDB5.
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