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Be part of NOVA for a number of new occasions which spotlight among the most shocking characters within the cosmos as seen within the new area collection NOVA Universe Revealed.

This artist’s conception illustrates one of the vital primitive supermassive black holes identified on the core of a younger, star-rich galaxy. Picture Credit score: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Be part of NOVA for a brand new season of stellar digital occasions which spotlight the brand new five-part collection NOVA Universe Revealed. Take a ringside seat as NOVA captures moments of excessive drama when the cosmos modified endlessly and register for the occasions listed beneath.

NOVA Universe Revealed Trivia Evening

Tuesday, October 26
7pm ET / 4pm PT

Does your information of the cosmos rival the vastness of area? Put your experience to the check with an all issues area trivia night time to have a good time the premiere of NOVA Universe Revealed!

Check your information of the universe with questions surrounding exoplanets, stars, the large bang, and extra, for a contest that may actually be out of this world. This digital occasion will function alternatives for competitors, each individually or as a staff.

Do not miss the premiere of NOVA Universe Revealed on Wednesday 10/27 at 9/8c on PBS.

The Dynamic Universe: Variable Stars and Their Tales

Wednesday, October 27
1pm ET / 10am PT
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Be part of Dr. Stella Kafka, the CEO and Govt Director of the American Affiliation of Variable Stars Observers (AAVSO), as she explains what variable stars are and the way to discover and document them within the night time sky from your property. Tune in to seek out how our Solar misbehaves, why stars throw up, and if there may be such a factor as a “zombie star”!

This occasion is the primary in a collection of three digital discipline journeys highlighting NOVA Universe Revealed. We invite you to affix the dialog along with your college students by way of the NOVA Training Fb web page and YouTube channel the place we will probably be streaming the digital discipline journeys.

NOVA Universe Revealed Phase on All Area Thought of

Friday, November 5
10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT
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All Area Thought of is a free public program from Griffith Observatory held on the primary Friday of each month. This system presently runs on-line on Griffith Observatory’s official YouTube Channel. This month, Dr. Gibor Basri (UC Berkeley) and Dr. Courtney Dressing (UC Berkeley), featured consultants within the new 5-part NOVA collection NOVA Universe Revealed, will be part of the All Area Thought of staff with matters from Alien Worlds to Black Holes. Be part of the Observatory’s curatorial workers as they look at and clarify the most-talked-about topics in astronomy and area science.

NOVA Universe Revealed Nationwide Screening Occasion

Tuesday, November 16
6pm ET / 3pm PT
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Be part of NOVA for a panel dialogue and highlights from the five-part collection NOVA Universe Revealed adopted by a stay viewers Q&A.

Dr. Alok Patel, Doctor and Host of NOVA Now Podcast


  • Dr. Grant Tremblay, Astrophysicist, Middle for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian
  • Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, Astrophysicist & Science Communicator, George Mason College
  • Dr. Anjali Tripathi, Science Ambassador, NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program
  • Professor Priyamvada Natarajan, Astrophysicist, Yale College

The James Webb Area Telescope, Go for Launch!

Wednesday, December 16
1pm ET / 10am PT
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Later this month, the James Webb Area Telescope—the successor to the Hubble Area Telescope—will probably be launched. The James Webb Area Telescope will look backwards in time to seek out the primary galaxies that shaped after the Large Bang, hint their evolution into galaxies like our personal Milky Manner, and join the formation of stars and planets with the historical past of our personal photo voltaic system.

Be part of Jonathan P. Gardner, Deputy Senior Challenge Scientist for the James Webb Area Telescope, on a digital discipline journey the place he explains how his staff research the universe as a complete, from its dramatic beginnings within the Large Bang, to the mysterious darkish vitality that may decide its future!

Looking for Life on Exoplanets

Tuesday, January 11
1pm ET / 10am PT
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Over the previous few a long time, scientists have discovered 1000’s of planets past our personal. A few of these planets could be liveable, and even perhaps inhabited already; however how can we inform?

Clara Sousa-Silva (Middle for Astrophysics | Harvard- Smithsonian) seems to be for indicators of life on different planets, utilizing astronomical instruments equivalent to spectroscopy to detect the faint alerts emitted by potential alien biospheres. On this presentation, she’s going to reply the query: “Would we all know life if we noticed it?”, drawing on her expertise investigating unusual molecules on unusual planets, equivalent to her latest work making an attempt to detect phosphine on Venus.

Train Earth and Area Science with NOVA

Tuesday, February 1
7pm ET / 4pm PT
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Be part of us on February 1, 2022 at 7pm (ET) for a particular science educator webinar in collaboration with GBH Training!

NOVA Training will share earth and area science assets from the NOVA Universe Revealed collection, the Exoplanet Lab, and the Polar Extremes collections and listen to from science academics who will share their methods for utilizing NOVA assets with their college students. Astrophysicist Dr. Anjali Tripathi may also be part of us as a content material knowledgeable to offer an outline of exoplanet science and reply questions.