Look to the stars: Summer of Space is here!

June 25, 2019

As we near the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, PBS brings viewers the Summer of Space: a celestial programming spectacle sure to excite any space enthusiast. Read on for details of special broadcasts, online exclusives and more! ONLINE SPECIAL CONTENT PBS Digital Studios on Facebook: Stellar | Trailer…

Remembering Stephen Hawking

March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking, who passed away last night at the age of 76, had a long connection with public television – as you might expect for someone who promoted curiosity and big questions about the universe. As Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted in tribute,  “His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it’s not…

PBS NewsHour Covers NASA’s Discovery of Water on Mars

September 28, 2015

Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona Over the weekend, NASA teased a big announcement across their social media accounts, and when it arrived this morning it was a doozy! Scientists have not only found evidence of the existence of water on the red planet, they’ve found actual flowing water. As PBS NewHour science reporter Nsikan Akpan…

Meteor Strike

March 26, 2013

Tomorrow’s broadcast schedule originally included a replay of NOVA “Hunting the Elements,” but that’s no longer true. As it turns out, when meteors strike, schedule changes happen. I can say with near certainty that no one predicted the Feb. 15 meteor strike in Russia. But, soon as the event happened, it could be foreseen that…

View from the Top

February 11, 2013

Watch NOVA “Earth from Space” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 on Wisconsin Public Television. Is it still considered a bird’s-eye view if it’s from space? I mean if you want to get technical, it’s essentially the same perspective, it just happens to be zoomed out a little further than you would originally think. That being…

Where no man had gone before

May 1, 2011

Watch The Space Age: NASA’s Story at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in May on Wisconsin Public Television. Described as the final frontier, space exploration has fascinated humans for centuries. It was the focus of science fiction until technology advanced and the space race heated up as countries around the world tried to achieve a number of…

The Edge of the Universe

March 21, 2011

Watch NOVA: Hunting the Edge of Space at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 on Wisconsin Public Television. Space has always been both fascinating and frustrating to me.  Planets, stars, black holes, they’re just too big to imagine.  At the same time, there is still so much we don’t know about the universe. Despite billions of…