NOVA
WSIU HD 8.1
Airs on Wednesdays @ 8pm


 

NOVA programs demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages
and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.


Wednesdays @ 8pm on WSIU 8.1

About the Program:

Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. With compelling stories and spectacular visuals, NOVA programs demystify science and technology for viewers of all ages and spotlight people involved in scientific pursuits.

Zeppelin Terror Attack | Watch Online
NOVA reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany's war zeppelins, which rained down death on British towns for two and a half terrifying years during World War I. In hands-on experiments, NOVA uncovers how the zeppelins were built and flown, and goes inside the desperate scramble to take down the zeppelins and make Britain safe again.

Eclipse Over America | Watch Online
Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.

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Killer Landslides | Watch Online
In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and destroying nearly 50 homes. Drawing on analyses of other recent landslides around the world, geologists are investigating what triggered the deadliest U.S. landslide in decades and whether climate change is increasing the risk of similar disasters around the globe.

Death Dive to Saturn | Wed, Sept. 13 @ 8pm (repeats 9/14 @ 1am; 9/17 @ 12am)
For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Nuclear Meltdown Disaster | Thu, Sept. 21 @ 4am (repeats 9/24 @ 12am)
Four years after one of history's worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

Why Planes Vanish | Thu, Sept. 28 @ 4am
The disappearance of Flight MH370 stunned the world. In an era of smart-phones and GPS, how could a 270-ton passenger jet vanish into thin air? It was a rude awakening for all of us, showing just how far we are from the world we imagined we lived in - in which every move is monitored all the time. NOVA tells the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meets the key players, from all corners of the globe, who have spent months searching for the lost plane. How easy is it to make a plane disappear? Or can new technology guarantee that in the future, nothing will ever be "lost" again?