This summer, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with KCET’s “Summer of Space” with 20 new hours of out of this world programming.

Get an exclusive first look “Blue Sky Metropolis,” composed of four one-hour episodes that examine Southern California’s role in the history of aviation and aerospace. The documentary series explores untold story of the largest homegrown industry that has received only a fraction of the attention heaped upon the Hollywood entertainment business. Narrated by Emmy Award® winning actor Tony Goldwyn, "Blue Sky Metropolis" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. PT.

Relive the excitement of man’s first steps on the moon and the long journey it took to get there with such programs as a new five-part “Nova: The Planets” (premiering Sunday, July 28, 9 p.m. PT), “American Experience: Chasing the Moon” and more.

Stay tuned to KCET and check back often for upcoming programming dates. Stream the episodes on kcet.org or the free PBS App.

Upcoming Airdates

Nova

Saving Notre Dame

When the Notre Dame cathedral caught fire in April 2019, Paris came perilously close to losing over 800 years of history. As engineers rebuild, researchers use cutting-edge technology to piece together what happened and restore the cathedral.

  • 2020-11-27T04:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-29T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-11-29T17:00:00-08:00
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Ancient Skies

Our Place in the Universe

Complete the puzzle of our ancient skies. A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and better understands a growing universe. But there is still much more space to explore.

  • 2020-11-27T06:00:00-08:00
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Nova

Secrets of the Forbidden City

Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. Discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.

  • 2020-12-04T04:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-12-06T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-12-06T17:00:00-08:00
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Nova

Bird Brain

Long mocked as empty-headed, birds hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But just how smart are they? As scientists test avian aptitude with brainteasers, discover how the genius of birds is leading us to rethink our basic notions of intelligence.

  • 2020-12-11T04:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-12-13T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-12-13T17:00:00-08:00
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Nova

Rise of the Rockets

Marvel at a new era of space exploration and accessibility, thanks to NASA's return to crewed spaceflight, as well as private companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and technologies that make rockets cheaper and more powerful than ever.

  • 2020-12-11T05:00:00-08:00
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Nova

Einstein's Quantum Riddle

Quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from networks to code breaking, but first we need to know it's real. Join physicists as they capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove Einstein's "spooky action at a distance."

  • 2020-12-18T04:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-12-20T14:00:00-08:00
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  • 2020-12-20T17:00:00-08:00
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Nova

Apollo's Daring Mission

Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

  • 2020-12-18T05:00:00-08:00
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