WGBH Openvault

NOVA; Whisper from Space, A


License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Whisper from Space, A
Program Number


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 1965, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, two radio astronomers at Bell Telephone Laboratories, discovered faint, but ever-present, microwave signals from space--the most ancient and most distant signals detected by man: the oldest "fossils" in the universe. NOVA explores the current surge of cosmological discovery that continues to aid scientists in the "cosmic archaeology" of digging into the history of the universe.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Chicago: “NOVA; Whisper from Space, A,” 06/17/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB98FAAE8D0743C587A4FF4D7B9950B0.
MLA: “NOVA; Whisper from Space, A.” 06/17/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB98FAAE8D0743C587A4FF4D7B9950B0>.
APA: NOVA; Whisper from Space, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AB98FAAE8D0743C587A4FF4D7B9950B0
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.