WITH SAM NEILL
BBC Documentary Space Episode 1 Star Stuff
Star Stuff How the Universe was made, from the Big Bang to the human body.
BBC Documentary Space Episode 2 Staying Alive
The Universe is a dangerous place. This programme investigates our survival in space. Although you can’t see asteroids with the naked eye, …a good pair of binoculars or a small telescope will help you to spot them.
BBC Documentary Space Episode 3 Black Holes
Black holes are the Universe’s ultimate monsters, sucking everything into their super-dense centres.
Black holes were once thought to be …the monsters of the Universe, devouring everything around them in a frenzied cosmic feast. But now astronomers think that rather than being a space menace, black holes may be fundamental to the creation of galaxies.
Black holes are regions of space where gravity is so strong that not even light can escape, making them impossible to see. But we can see the stuff that is being sucked in to these massive cosmic vacuum cleaners. Anything that approaches a black hole is first torn apart by its immense gravitational force and then forms a flat rotating disc that spirals into the hole.
BBC Documentary Space Episode 4 Are We Alone?
There are over four hundred thousand million stars in our Galaxy alone. Where do we start looking for life?
With hundreds of telescopes …now involved in the SETI programme, there is lots of data to look through. Spotting strong signals is easy, but finding a weak signal takes lots of computer time.
BBC Documentary Space Episode 5 New Worlds
Terraforming and humanity’s colonisation of other planets.
How could humans migrate from planet Earth?
– …Explore the Solar System – Mars – the likely candidate – Human exploration, past and future
Space (Hyperspace in the United States) was a 2001 BBC documentary with various subtitles reflecting the specific topic. Narrated by Sam Neill, this is a six-part series.