August 7, 2017 / Modified aug 7, 2017 3:47 p.m.

Discover Outer Space Through New PBS Television Lineup

Shows air beginning with NOVA “Eclipse Over America” then THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE

NOVA totality solar eclipse program hero Composite image of totality showing the corona and the huge coronal loops caused by the sun's magnetic field during the 2008 eclipse over Mongolia (PHOTO: Courtesy of Miroslav Druckmuller)

PBS has new programs on the horizon, exploring the solar eclipse and the outer reaches of space. NOVA “Eclipse Over America,” premiering Monday, August 21, documents the first total solar eclipse over the United States in more than a generation, followed on Wednesday, August 23, by THE FARTHEST – VOYAGER IN SPACE which details the epic achievements of NASA’s 1977 Voyager mission.

  • NOVA “Eclipse Over America”
    Monday, August 21, 8:00-9:00 p.m. on PBS 6
    Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the U.S. mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.

    Wednesday, August 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. on PBS 6
    Learn how NASA’s epic Voyager mission, launched in 1977, revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their dazzling moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.

PBS KIDS continues its hit space-themed series READY JET GO!, taking young viewers on far-flung learning adventures through astronomy, technology, scientific exploration, innovation, and invention. PBS Digital Studios’ SPACE TIME explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi and anything else imaginable beyond planet Earth.

The programs will be available to stream the morning after broadcast on all station-branded PBS platforms, including and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.

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