Summer of Space
Posted on Jun 28, 2019
Secrets of the Dead: Galileo’s Moon
When it was published in 1610, Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius translated as “Starry Messenger” set in motion a scientific revolution. Using observations he made of both Earth’s moon and Jupiter’s moons, Galileo proved earth is not the center of the universe.
Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. and Friday, July 5 at 9:15 p.m. on KLRU
Aurora – Fire in the Sky
This special explores the northern lights around the world, delving into the colorful and eerie flicker that can be seen around Earth’s polar regions. Finland’s Sami, Alaska’s Inuit, Canada’s Native Americans and New Zealand’s Maori all have legends about the origins and meaning of this marvel. This program links these popular myths to the aurora’s physical effects on the natural world, and addresses recent scientific discoveries around this “space weather” and Earth’s magnetic fields.
Tuesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on KLRU
NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse Parts 1 & 2
Join astrophysicist Janna Levin on a mind-bending journey to the frontiers of black hole research. Discover how scientists may soon be able to "see" a black hole and are revealing new clues to the strangest and most extreme objects in the universe.
Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. on KLRU
POV Shorts: Earthrise
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and explores the beauty and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.
Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. on KLRU
When We Were Apollo
When We Were Apollo is an intimate and personal look at the Apollo Space Program through the lives and experiences of some of its most inspiring behind-the-scenes figures: engineers, technicians, builders and contractors who spent the better part of a decade working to get us to the moon and back.
Friday, July 5 at 7:55 p.m. and Monday, July 8 at 10 p.m. on KLRU
Antiques Roadshow: Out of This World
Explore the universe of space-themed treasures, including NASA Space Program autographed photos, a 1737 celestial & terrestrial atlas, and a Star Trek treatment, script and letters. Have the values of these stellar finds skyrocketed in the market?
Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. on KLRU
American Experience: Chasing the Moon Part 1
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.
Monday, July 8 and Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m. & Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. on KLRU
American Experience: Space Men
Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.
Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. on KLRU
American Experience: Chasing the Moon Part 2
Discover what it took for the United States to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race.
Tuesday, July 9 and Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. & Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. on KLRU
American Experience: Chasing the Moon Part 3
Experience the triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history.
Wednesday, July 10 and Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. & Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. on KLRU
American Experience: Chasing the Moon Parts 1, 2 & 3
Binge watch all three episodes of Chasing the Moon on this Sunday afternoon. 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.
Sunday, July 14 at 12:30 p.m. on KLRU
NOVA: “Apollo’s Daring Mission
Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.
Tuesday, July 16 at 9 p.m. on KLRU
Year in Space
Follow astronaut Scott Kelly's record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.
Wednesday July 17 at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. on KLRU
8 Days: To the Moon and Back
Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. The film seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.
Wednesday July 17 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 23 at 9 p.m. on KLRU
Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters
Explore the history of the entire universe with Professor Brian Cox, a chorus of singers and dancers, show tunes and guest stars Warwick Davis, Noel Fielding, Hannah Waddingham and Robin Ince in this comedic musical extravaganza. In this episode, explore the origins of our relationship with the skies. Our ancestors use the sky to navigate and tell time, and give religious significance to what they see in it. Then, a revolution gives birth to modern science.
Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. on KLRU
Nova: The Planets—Inner Worlds
The rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - were born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Were Earth's neighbors always so extreme? Is there somewhere else in the solar system where life might flourish?
Wednesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. on KLRU
Nova: “The Planets — Mars
Mars was once a blue water world studded with active volcanoes. But when its magnetic field and protective atmosphere faded, it became the frozen desert planet we know today. With so many necessary elements in place, did life ever form on Mars?
Wednesday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on KLRU
Beyond A Year in Space
Picking up where the first film left off Scott Kelly's last day in space and return to Earth -the final installment also introduces viewers to the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth's orbit and travel into deep space.
Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. on KLRU
Ancient Skies: Finding the Center
Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place. From flat Earth legends to Galileo's telescope, track major changes in scientific understanding. Ideas rise and fall as we continue to explore our ancient skies.
Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m. on KLRU
Ancient Skies: “The Planets – Jupiter
Jupiter's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.
Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. on KLRU
Farthest – Voyager in Space
Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.
Wednesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. on KLRU