When Galaxies Collide
Our Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy will crash in the far future. No stars will collide. It’ll be cosmic ballet choreographed by gravity, and you’ll see the future dance. <strong>Music:</strong> "Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Op. 8 - Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): III. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)" <strong>Composer:</strong> Antonio Vivaldi
The Life Cycle of the Sun
A biography of the most famous star in history: our Sun. The life stories of the Sun and a person on Earth are told side by side, through ‘family’ videos. <strong>Music:</strong> Sonatina in A minor Op.27 No.18 mvt <strong>Composer:</strong> Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky
A Comet's Tale
A comet's tale is about its tail, or tails, of gas and dust. How we once feared those tails. How we now better understand them and their impact on life on our planet. <strong>Music:</strong> Op. 64: No. 1, Waltz in D-Flat Major "Minute Waltz" <strong>Composer:</strong> Frédéric Chopin
When Venus passes in front of the Sun, that “transit” is an event rarer than an eclipse. Witness the 2012 transit, in light normally unseen by eye, so our Sun looks like an alien star. <strong>Music:</strong> Prelude No. 1 in C Major BWV 846 <strong>Composer:</strong> Johann Sebastian Bach
Stars In Our Eyes
Walking on a beach, you take a dip. Not in the ocean, but deep into a star, to discover how the ingredients for life came to be. <strong>Music:</strong> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer) <strong>Composer:</strong> Antonio Vivaldi
The Moon inspires wonder, romance, even fear. See it from Earth and space, and share the lunar dreams of visionaries, from Jules Verne to George Carlin. <strong>Music:</strong> Clair de Lune, L. 75 No. 3 <strong>Composer:</strong> Claude Debussy
See our home world as astronauts see it, and as a space probe once saw it from 6 billion km away. Hear Carl Sagan remind us that Earth is a pale blue dot in a grand cosmic canvas. <strong>Music:</strong> Prelude Solo Cello no. 1 in G major <strong>Composer:</strong> Johann Sebastian Bach
A Day In The Life
A typical day, but not a typical life. Astronaut Chris Hadfield floats out of bed. For the next 16 sunrises that happen during 1 day in orbit, he lives, works, works out, and plays. <strong>Music:</strong> 8 Humoresques, Op. 101, B. 187: No. 7. Poco lento e grazioso in G flat major <strong>Composer:</strong> Antonín Dvořák
A star dies in a supernova explosion, and curtains of light - the aurora borealis - dance before our eyes. Galaxies collide. Comets flash across the sky. The moon arcs across night’s horizon, inspiring poets and dreamers. An astronaut floats above a silent blue Earth. This evocative series of 10 short films captures the vast beauty and mystery of our universe. Scientific fact combines with ancient lore and literature to reflect our starry fascination with the cosmos - from the Big Bang to the Sun’s sad demise billions of years in the future. Underscoring the movement of planets and stars are harmonious selections from classical music, including Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8; Debussy’s “Claire de Lune”; and Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major.
Log in to rate programs.
The Men Who Made Us Fat
Around the world, obesity levels are rising - more people are now overweight than undernourished. Investigative journalist Jacques Peretti explores the profitable ways...
Take Me Home
What does home mean to you? For each person, it’s different and so personal - in the backyard, on stage, in Tofino, in the kitchen, or wherever family is. In Take Me Home, Knowledge...
Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia
This extraordinary three-part series shares the amazing stories of workers, industries and events spanning three centuries of...
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...
Dreamers and Dissidents
The rugged beauty of the Kootenays, with its snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys and shimmering lakes, has long lured those who dared to dream big and defy conventions. Drawn...
Monster Quake: Will We Survive?
The damage inflicted by Chile's massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake in 2010 was a wake-up call. What would happen if a similar earthquake were to hit Seattle,...
Space Suite II
As the engines of a rocket ignite, three brave astronauts prepare to make their new home orbiting high above our Earth. The moon passes through our planet’s shadow to become endowed with...