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TV Schedule

Program essays written by Richard Talcott, Associate Editor for ASTRONOMY magazine.

Program 1: Seeing is Believing

Where did we come from? The history of cosmology from flat earth to Big Bang: Eratosthenes and Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton,  Edwin Hubble.

Program 2: In the Beginning

Did the universe have a beginning? The Steady-State theory vs. The Big Bang, Albert Einstein, Georges Lemaître, Fred Hoyle, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, cosmic background radiation.

Program 3: Cosmic Alchemy

What is the universe and everything in it made of? The creation of matter, the building up of elements in stars.

Program 4: On the Dark Side

What is the destiny of the universe? Dark matter, WIMPS, MACHOS, neutrinos.

Program 5: Black Holes and Beyond

Are black holes real? Ultraluminous quasars and supermassive black holes, wormholes, and singularities.

Program 6: An Answer to Everything

Is there a theory that will encompass everything in the known universe? Inflation theory, quantum mechanics, string theory.