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Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Simple, obvious, ever-present aspects of our daily lives give scientists fits trying to understand them...
 
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For All Mankind (1989 Documentary)
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This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours... (80 mins.)
Director: Al Reinert
 
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How the Earth Was Made (2009 TV Series)
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The natural wonders of the world are being explained. (45 mins.)
 
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How the Universe Works (2010 TV Series)
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered. (60 mins.)
 
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Known Universe (2009 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Hyperspace (2001 Mini-Series)
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Explore the wonders of our universe with Sam Neill. (180 mins.)
Stars: Sam Neill
 
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Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997 Mini-Series)
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking... (360 mins.)
 
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Through the Wormhole (2010 TV Series)
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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity... (60 mins.)
 
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A Traveler's Guide to the Planets (2010 TV Series)
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A travel guide to the very alien planets of our Solar System. (45 mins.)
Stars: Bray Poor
 
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The Universe (2007 TV Series)
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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists. (45 mins.)
 
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Wonders of the Solar System (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. (60 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
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Wonders of the Universe (2011 Mini-Series)
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Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light... (59 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Core (2011)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Death of the Universe (2008)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Ice Age Meltdown (2009)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Inside the Milky Way (2010 Documentary)
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Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way...
Director: Duncan Copp
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 Documentary)
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A journey through space and time. (91 mins.)
Director: Yavar Abbas
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Mars: Waterworld (2008)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Our Atmosphere (2008)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Pluto Rediscovered (2008)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Saturn's Secrets (2008)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Seeing Stars (2011)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Cosmic Voyage (1996 Documentary)
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Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe. (36 mins.)
Director: Bayley Silleck
 
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Space Race (2005 TV Series)
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The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race... (240 mins.)
“ 01-03-12 ” - klontenkoker
 
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The Planets (1999 Mini-Series)
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The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system. (390 mins.)
Director: David McNab
“ Real pictures made by the Voyager were the climax of this series for me. Briliant.
Would love to see BBC making a next series, "ten years after" wih the current astronomical and quantummechanical insights. ” - klontenkoker
 
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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008 Mini-Series)
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure...
“ 06-03-12
Verry nice compilation of images out of space and the controlroom, and interviews with those actually involved. Right level of detail in telling the story of one of humans greatest achievement. ” - klontenkoker
 
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Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Nova examines the physics of telescope design. Following the development of the telescope over several...
“ 10-03-12
First part of a documentary which follows the invention of ever stronger telecopes and their impact on our understanding of the universe. Nice real pictures varied with artist impressions. ” - klontenkoker
 
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Nova (1974 TV Series)
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This program describes the most remarkable, perspective changing discoveries in the field of cosmology in the last 100 years. Each discovery was made by scientists working with a radically new telescope.
“ 10-03-12
Second part of a documentary which follows the invention of ever stronger telecopes and their impact on our understanding of the universe. Nice real pictures varied with artist impressions. ” - klontenkoker
 
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Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007 TV Series)
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature... (60 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Alien Fireballs (2010)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Nova (1974 TV Series)
Episode: Secrets of the Sun (2012)
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Nova reviews what scientists have learned in recent years about the sun's behavior and how it works...
 
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Solar Blast (2000 Documentary)
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Scientists investigate the effects of solar phenomena, such as sunspots and coronal mass ejections (CMEs or "solar blasts"), on Earth's climate (both past and present) and man's technology. (56 mins.)
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Asteroid Alert (2008)
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(60 mins.)
 
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In the Shadow of the Moon (2007 Documentary)
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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words. (100 mins.)
Director: David Sington
 
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Extreme Universe (2010 TV Series)
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Hyperspace (2001 Mini-Series)
Episode: Star Stuff (2001)
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Explore the wonders of our universe with Sam Neill. (180 mins.)
Stars: Sam Neill
 
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Nova (1974 TV Series)
Episode: Monster of the Milky Way (2006)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
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Deadliest Space Weather (2013 TV Series)
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Exploring atmospheric conditions on other planets.
Director: Laura Verklan
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: The Truth About Meteors (2013)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Global Weirding (2012)
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Something weird seems to be happening to our weather - it appears to be getting more extreme. Horizon... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
Episode: How Big Is the Universe? (2012)
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Following the cosmologists who are attempting to map the universe, and beyond. (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
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Chasing Ice (2012 Documentary)
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Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. (75 mins.)
Director: Jeff Orlowski
 
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Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey (2012 Mini-Series)
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Hosts Kate Humble and Dr. Hellen Czerski follow Earth's one-year journey around the sun and the extreme effects it can have on our planet's weather.
 
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Naked Science (2004 TV Series)
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Hubble Space Telescope is awaiting one final shuttle servicing mission, but why is a telescope worth the risk... (60 mins.)
 
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Inside Planet Earth (2009 Documentary)
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A fantastical - but factual - journey to the Centre of the Earth. (120 mins.)
Director: Martin Williams
 
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
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Seven Ages of Starlight (2012 Documentary)
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This is the epic story of the stars, and how discovering their tale has transformed our own understanding of the universe. (88 mins.)
Director: Gaby Hornsby
 
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Rise of the Continents (2013 Mini-Series)
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Story how today's continents are formed from single super continent pangia (60 mins.)
 
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Nova (1974 TV Series)
Episode: Alien Planets Revealed (2014)
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From PBS - It's a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond our sun...
 
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Krakatoa Revealed (2006 Documentary)
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Human Universe (2014 Mini-Series)
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Brian travels the globe to discuss these topics with examples from our planet and others in the universe. (60 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
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Strip the Cosmos (2014 TV Series)
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Moon Machines (2008 TV Series)
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A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.