NOVA: The Planets on WXXI-TV

NOVA: The Planets on WXXI-TV

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 9:00pm - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:00pm

NOVA: The Planets Mini-Series

NOVA: The Planetsa five-part mini-series tells the spectacular story of our solar system — a narrative spanning billions of years — through the eyes of the latest and most daring space missions ever mounted.



 Airs 7/24, 7/31, 8/7 & 8/14 AT 9 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

This special explores the awesome beauty of The Planets, including Saturn’s 175,000-mile-wide rings, Mars’ ancient waterfalls four times the size of any found on Earth, and Neptune’s winds—12 times stronger than any hurricane felt on our planet. Over five hour-long episodes, NOVA: The Planets, airing on Wednesday, July 24 through August 14 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV brings the eight worlds that populate our solar system vividly to life, combining accurate and detailed imagery, the latest planetary science research, and extraordinary footage captured by orbiters, landers and rovers to piece together the gripping history of each planet. Using stunning special effects, the series treats viewers to an up-close look at these faraway planets, capturing truly awe-inspiring sights from haunting landscapes, to colossal weather systems, to strange environments of fantastic scale and beauty.

The Planets: Inner Worlds  
Wednesday, July 24 at 9pm ET 
The rocky planets have similar origins, but only one supports life. Was it always this way?

The Planets: Mars  
Wednesday, July 24 at 10pm ET 
Before it was the dry Red Planet, Mars was a wet world that may have had the ingredients for life.

The Planets: Jupiter  
Wednesday, July 31 at 9pm ET 
Jupiter's massive gravitational force has made it both a wrecking ball and a protector of Earth.

The Planets: Saturn 
Wednesday, August 7 at 9pm ET
NASA's Cassini reveals the mysteries of Saturn's rings—and new hope for life on one of its moons.

The Planets: Ice Worlds  
Wednesday, August 14 at 9pm ET
Beyond the bizarre, icy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, Pluto dazzles with its mysterious ocean.

Local support provided by: 

          The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium