Director: Mary A Hardin
In any future book on the history of space exploration this century, the Voyager mission will undoubtedly form the main chapter. The launch of Voyager in 1977 was the highpoint of the US space program, before the later disasters of Challenger and the Hubble telescope. After its scheduled encounters with Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager went on to complete flybys of Uranus and Neptune. The mass of information returned from these distant planets overturned more than one astronomical theory. This NASA sponsored documentary is an impressive record of a major voyage of discovery.
Only a handful of the Yaghan people are now alive, the last of the Indians who inhabited the southern tip of South America. These brave sea-faring people could survive the hardships of a cold and hos… More »
Why has the notion of time become so central to our lives? How did the days of the week and the months of the year get their names? Mirrors of Time takes a light-hearted look at these questions, begi… More »
A farmhouse in New South Wales and a man and woman lie dead from gunshot wounds. Forensic scientists begin to reconstruct the crime, but somehow the clues don't add up. The time of death becomes cruc… More »
When did we stop worrying and learn to live with the Bomb? Eclipse explores how we were persuaded to believe that the bomb was not the destroyer, but our protector. Nuclear energy too, we were assure… More »