Cosmic Vistas
Season 3: Ep: 1 "Seasons of Saturn"
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
Seasons of Saturn
Watch Until June 12, 1:00pm
Ep 2
Vesta Unveiled
Watch Until June 12, 1:30pm
Ep 3
Water Worlds
Watch Until June 19, 1:00pm
Ep 4
Gravity
Watch Until June 19, 1:30pm
Ep 5
Science and the Shuttle
Watch May 27, 1:00pm
Ep 6
Landing On Mars
Watch May 27, 1:30pm
Seasons of Saturn
It's the second largest, and grooviest looking planet. It's also a mini-solar system with 60 moons and those crazy rings. Thanks to the Cassini mission, it's also one of the most studied and most photographed planets in our neighbourhood.
Vesta Unveiled
With the Dawn mission's exploration of the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres, asteroids are a hot topic. We'll see what's new in big, floating space rocks.
Water Worlds
We take it for granted here on earth, but it's in short supply in the rest of the solar system, at least in liquid form. The search for water is actually the search for life, and that search is taking us to some unusual places, including a moon of Saturn that is shooting liquid water into space.
Gravity
Gravity sucks but where would we be without it? Scientists are now probing to detect gravity waves in space. They are also mapping the gravity patterns of the moon for the first time.
Science and the Shuttle
For more than 25 years the shuttle was our ticket to space, and our laboratory in orbit. So what did it teach us about its playground?
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 27, 1:00pm
Landing On Mars
Like a nosy neighbour we just can't learn enough about Big Red. Despite having boots on the ground, the vast majority of information is being gathered by orbiters who are chronicling everything they can. What's the latest news?
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 27, 1:30pm