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Air Date: Thu, Feb 27, 2020 10:00 PM
See why the San Francisco Bay Area is a magnet for artists who are drawn to its experimental atmosphere, countercultural spirit and history of innovation, and who are united by their steadfastness and persistence in creating. Featuring Katy Grannan, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Stephanie Syjuco and the artists from Creative Growth Art Center.
Air Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 9:00 PM
Marine scientists across the world are hunting for clues to one of the greatest environmental catastrophes facing our planet today: ocean acidification. For years we’ve known the ocean absorbs about a quarter of the carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.
Air Date: Wed, Aug 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Complete the puzzle of our ancient skies. A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and better understands a growing universe. But there is still much more space to explore.
Air Date: Wed, Jul 31, 2019 8:00 PM
Episode two of this landmark series delves further into our ancient understanding of the skies above.
Air Date: Tue, Jul 30, 2019 8:00 PM
Experience the triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history. But dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy, raising questions of national priorities and national identity.
Air Date: Tue, Jul 23, 2019 8:00 PM
Discover what it took to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race. In the turbulent and troubled ’60s, the U.S. space program faced tragedy with Apollo 1, but made a triumphant comeback with Apollo 8.
Air Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 8:00 PM
Explore the early days of the space race, the struggle to catch up with the Soviet Union and the enormous stakes in the quest to reach the moon. This episode reveals both the breathtaking failures and successes of the developing U.S. space program.
Air Date: Tue, Jan 8, 2019 10:00 PM
Discover the forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer and how the world came together to fix it. Hear from the scientists and politicians who persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to take action and solve the planetary problem.
Air Date: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 9:00 PM
For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA for a suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.
Air Date: Wed, May 24, 2017 9:00 PM
On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth’s atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural Mountains. The Siberian meteor was captured by digital dashboard cameras, a common fixture in Russian cars and trucks.