Tag: How the Universe Works

"How the Universe Works" Season 2 premier tonight!

By Phil Plait | July 11, 2012 12:00 pm

I’m very pleased to let y’all know that the second season of The Science Channel’s show "How the Universe Works" premiers tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Check your local listings, etc. etc.

I’m pleased about this because I’ll be in all eight episodes! I did some talking head stuff for the first season, and the producers contacted me last year and kindly asked if I’d do more. I agreed, and we had a lot of fun filming them. I traveled to a lot of fun places like Big Bear and San Diego, California. We also went to Yuma, Arizona where it hit — no kidding — 55° C (130° F), and I thought a couple of our crew members were going to die. The most fun was probably filming in Estes Park, Colorado, an hour from my house. We were at 12,000 feet, which is righteously high up. In fact, we were above 1/3 of the atmosphere there, and lugging the equipment to the top of the pass was… interesting. But talk about a dramatic background!

The first episode, "Volcanoes", is airing tonight and should be fun. If you want a glimpse into the show, here’s an episode about black holes from the first season that features a familiar face…

You may need to refresh this page to see the video. And the next few videos have more of the black holes show too.

I hope you’ll tune in tonight and give it a look. Let me know what you thought!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Science, TV/Movies

How The Universe Works: Extreme Stars

By Phil Plait | May 10, 2010 12:00 pm

howtheuniverseworksI just got a note that tonight’s (Monday May 10) episode of Discovery Channel’s "How the Universe Works" is about extreme stars, and once again the episode is infected with interviews of me. Although the interview I did for it was about a year ago, I do remember waving my hands a lot and talking about massive stars chewing through their fuel and exploding. Expect the usual bombast, and check your local listings.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, TV/Movies
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