PBS viewers have the chance to take a brilliant journey through the universe as the network launches a new five-part NOVA series titled “Universe Revealed”.
Shooting on October 27 at 9 p.m. EDT (0100 GMT on October 28), PBS’s new science series NOVA, created in collaboration with the BBC Studios Science Unit, will air five one-hour episodes exploring the universe from its earliest moments 13.8 billion years ago to theories of its possible end billions of years in the future.
New episodes air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET / 8CT. The series tells this epic cosmic story using CGI imagery, archival footage taken on science missions to space, and the latest research.
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NOVA’s “Universe Revealed” begins with an episode about our sun and other stars. The following episodes focus on our Milky Way galaxy, the “Goldilocks Zone” around the planets and the search for extraterrestrial life, black holes and the big Bang. Viewers will see photorealistic animations of the birth of a star, the aftermath of two colliding galaxies, a star thrown into space by a supermassive black hole and much more.
“Huge new advances in the scientific understanding of our universe have allowed us to take you to places we didn’t even know existed ten years ago,” BBC executive producer Gideon Bradshaw said in A declaration on the show. “With breakthrough [visual effects] we can come face to face with the most surprising characters in the universe and understand how their fate is intimately linked to ours. ”
NOVA executive producer Chris Schmidt added in the statement that the series “aims to answer some of the many questions about ideas of time and space that we curious beings have long pondered.”
“Universe Revealed” follows NOVA’s 2019 series, “The Planets,” a five-part series about the planets in our solar system. NOVA’s “Universe Revealed” episodes will air from October 27 to November 24. The series will be accompanied by five episodes of a new podcast “NOVA Now Universe Revealed”, which will build on the existing NOVA Now podcast hosted by Dr Alok Patel.
This fall, you can also research future events related to “Univers Revealed” and hosted by your local PBS station. NOVA will provide PBS stations with resources to create their own events and activities. The network also plans to create learning materials related to the series for use in classrooms and on virtual field trips.
In addition to watching Universe Revealed on your PBS station, you can stream the series online at pbs.org/nova and on the PBS video app.
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