Tonight’s 9:00pm episode of the History Channel’s The Universe ought to be interesting. It is all about objects that fall to earth from space. It’s a good opportunity to learn things about the universe (both near and far) from the perspective of things we glimpse arriving here on earth. You’ll get to learn about the earth as well, and how it (and life on it) has been affected by these things. There’ll be asteroids and planetary science of course, and maybe other things. I know from hearing some chatter of the program makers that there’ll be lots of demos using impacts and collisions and so forth. I know some good people were involved in making it, such as the writer/director Laura Verklan, and my friend and fellow regular on the show, JPL’s Amy Mainzer (who has an excellent blog here).
(Once again I can’t for the life of me remember if I’m in this episode. I did a ton of shooting some months back (see earlier posts), and it is all a blur. Some of the things I talked about could fit into this episode’s theme, but could be in another. I don’t know what the final narrative line was on this episode. Anyway, whether I’m in it or not is sort of irrelevant – have a look and enjoy!)
Some Related Asymptotia Posts (not exhaustive):
- The Universe: Season 4
- Tales From The Industry XXIX - Dune
- Heat Exhaustion...
- Some Things That Keep Me Busy
- Tales From The Industry XXVII - Light Speed
- Tales From The Industry XXV - Parallel Universes
- The Universe Laughs
- Tales From The Industry XX - Sporting Locations
- Tales From The Industry XVIII - History Looked On
- Cosmic Holey Moley!
- The History Channel Joke
- The Universe Tomorrow
- Tales From The Industry, XII - A Shooting Diary
- The Scary Universe?
- My Superpowers Revealed
- The Universe On TV
- Tales From The Industry XI - The Universe