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Wednesday at 9pm: The Farthest-Voyager in Space

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Launched in 1977, NASA’s epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.  

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Tuesday at 8pm: Diana–Her Story

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, this new film reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.

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Monday at 9pm: Eclipse over America

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Scientists and citizens alike observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the U.S. mainland in more than a generation. Included: the storied history of eclipse science; and cutting-edge research into the solar corona.

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Sunday at 8pm: Secrets of the Six Wives

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment.

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Friday at 9pm: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017

Posted on August 15th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads the Vienna Philharmonic in its traditional open-air concert at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. The soloist is Renée Fleming, who sings two arias from Antonin Dvorák operas and three songs by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Also on tap are selections from Tchaïkovsky, Humperdinck, John Williams, Stravinsky and Johann Strauss II.

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Watch the Solar Eclipse LIVE on WVUT

Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Jeff Smith

Enjoy live coverage of the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. on WVUT 22.1. Watch this rare and historic celestial event as the moon will completely cover the sun.  Experts from NASA Edge, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, the Louisiana Space Consortium, and other organizations around the country will […]

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Thursday at 9pm: The Real Trojan Horse

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

The Trojan Horse… It was the ultimate sneak attack, bringing a city that would withstood nine years of battle to its knees. But was it simply a work of fiction? Or did the Greeks really trick the Trojans into defeat with a giant wooden horse that concealed enough soldiers to reduce the powerful city to […]

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Wednesday at 9pm: Emperor’s Ghost Army

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

The story of the terra-cotta army found in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, including how and why the clay warriors were made. Also: the technology behind the statues’ still-lethal crossbows, spears, and swords.

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Tuesday at 8pm: The Bomb

Posted on August 9th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

No less than the discovery of fire, the bomb marks a dividing line in human history between all that came before it, and everything that follows. For the first time, humans acquired the ability to destroy themselves, and we are still struggling to learn how to live with this awesome power.

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Sunday at 10pm: Tales from the Royal Bedchamber

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

The bedrooms of Britain’s kings and queens are explored by historian Lucy Worsley, who shows how the height of the royal beds mirrors the power of the monarchy at any point in time. She also explains that the fascination with royal bedrooms, births and succession is not a new phenomenon.

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