Monday, June 23, 2008

NOVA scienceNOW Premieres Wednesday

Got this info in my e-mail, and thought a lot of people might be interested in seeing this.

On Wednesday, June 25 at 9 p.m., PBS will present the season premiere of NOVA scienceNOW, NOVA's magazine-style "sister show" hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. We think readers of Physics and Physicists will be interested in the show and hope you'll consider posting about it!

Wednesday's episode kicks off with a trip to the Soudan Underground Laboratory, a mine-turned-science lab where scientists are searching for evidence of dark matter. Later this summer, NOVA scienceNOW will travel to the Goddard Space Flight Center, where astronauts are preparing for a tricky last-chance repair mission to the Hubble Space Telescope; then, on July 23, we'll explore a radical step forward in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence; and on July 30, we will get the latest results from the Phoenix Mars mission. Every episode closes with Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Cosmic Perspective." For a taste of NOVA scienceNOW's unique take on physics, biology, math, and more, pay a visit to our YouTube page at

NOVA scienceNOW will run new episodes every Wednesday at 9 p.m. through the end of July, with rebroadcasts continuing in August. For a full list of upcoming segments, please see the attached press release. You can also find more on all these stories on the NOVA scienceNOW Web site:

And to check your local listings to confirm when NOVA scienceNOW will air near you, visit:

I have talked to many people who are involved in MINOS. They are doing very fascinating work there, not the least of which, the location where they were in (or should I say, under).


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