Cosmic Vistas
Season 2: Ep: 1 "Hubble's Renaissance"
Thanks to the invention of spaceflight, the drive to explore is leading us upward and outward, off of our own planet and out into the solar system where a host of alien worlds offer us vast new terrain to uncover. This visually breathtaking series offers a new perspective on our solar system.
Episodes
Ep 1
Hubble's Renaissance
Watch Until May 22, 1:00pm
Ep 2
Superscopes
Watch Until May 22, 1:30pm
Ep 3
Cosmic Rainbow
Watch April 29, 1:00pm
Ep 4
Stargazer's Paradise
Watch April 29, 1:30pm
Ep 5
Night Fire
Watch May 6, 1:00pm
Ep 6
Virtual Universe
Watch May 6, 1:30pm
Hubble's Renaissance
Thanks to a dramatic repair mission, the Hubble Space Telescope has another chance to capture more stunning pictures like only it can. See how the final tune up came together and what Hubble has learned since.
Superscopes
Gigantic telescopes of the future with multiple mirrors working in unison like the Spitzer Space Telescope, will see further than the Hubble Space Telescope, and possibly get our first pictures ever of another planet that can support life as we know it.
Cosmic Rainbow
In the world of astronomy, how do we overcome the limits imposed by our own eyesight?
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 29, 1:00pm
Stargazer's Paradise
High in the mountains and far removed from the light pollution of big cities, the Atacama Desert in Chile provides some of the best views on Earth of the night sky. Advanced telescopes gather images that rival, and sometimes surpass the Hubble Space Telescope.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Apr 29, 1:30pm
Night Fire
The Northern Lights are more than just beautiful. They tell us about the make up of our planet, our sun, and may even be a signpost for the possibility of life on other planets.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 6, 1:00pm
Virtual Universe
Our understanding of the cosmos is limited not only by what we can see, but by the amount of time we have to see it. Fortunately, computer simulations are helping us see what it's like to fly over other worlds and how galaxies interact over millions of years.
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 6, 1:30pm