Category: Astronomia


The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide

Documentary which brings together coverage from three decades of BBC programmes to present a biography of the space shuttle, from triumph to tragedy, and considers its legacy

In 2011, after more than 30 years of service, America’s space shuttle took to the skies for the last time. Its story has been characterised by incredible triumphs, but blighted by devastating tragedies – and the BBC and Horizon have chronicled every step of its career. This unique and poignant …


Horizon: Seeing Stars

Horizon follows the astronomers pushing the limits of science and engineering with a new generation of supertelescopes in the hunt for mysterious objects in the universe

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life.

They have created a dazzling new set of supertelescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.

This film follows the men …


Horizon: Secrets of the Solar System

A look at how new planets being discovered are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system

New planets are now being discovered outside our solar system on a regular basis, and these strange new worlds are forcing scientists to rewrite the history of our own solar system. Far from a simple story of stable orbits, the creation of our solar system is a tale of hellfire, …


Horizon: The Mystery of Dark Energy

Horizon looks at dark energy - the mysterious force that is unexpectedly causing the universe's expansion to speed up

The effects of dark energy were discovered in 1998, but physicists still don’t know what it is. Worse, its very existence calls into question Albert Einstein‘s general theory of relativity – the cornerstone of modern physics.

The hunt for the identity of dark energy is on. Experiments on earth …


Horizon: Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong?

Investigating the discovery of what is ominously being called 'dark flow', a phenomenon which could mean scientists might have to find a new way of understanding the universe

There’s something very odd going on in space – something that shouldn’t be possible. It is as though vast swathes of the universe are being hoovered up by a vast and unseen celestial vacuum cleaner.

Sasha Kashlinsky, the scientist who discovered the phenomenon, is understandably nervous: ‘It left us …


The Fabric of the Cosmos

Acclaimed physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world

“The Fabric of the Cosmos”, a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will …



Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth and life itself

Has the universe always existed? How did it become a place that could harbor life? What was the birth of our planet like? Are we alone, or are there alien worlds waiting to be discovered?

NOVA presents some startling new answers in “Origins,” a groundbreaking four-part NOVA miniseries hosted by …


Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Carl Sagan's classic 1980 documentary series covering a wide range of scientific subjects, including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl SaganAnn Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It was executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers, David Oyster, Richard Wells, …


Horizon: How Big is the Universe?

This episode follows the cosmologists who are creating the most ambitious map in history - a map of everything in existence

It is one of the most baffling questions that scientists can ask: how big is the universe that we live in?

Horizon follows the cosmologists who are creating the most ambitious map in history, a map of everything in existence. And it is stranger than anyone had imagined, a universe …


Horizon: How Small Is the Universe?

Following the search for the smallest thing in the universe, a journey where things don't just become smaller - but also a whole lot weirder

Horizon plunges down the biggest rabbit-hole in history in search of the smallest thing in the universe.

It is a journey where things don’t just become smaller but also a whole lot weirder. Scientists hope to catch a glimpse of miniature black holes, multiple dimensions and even parallel universes. As …


Einstein’s Universe

A documentary produced in 1979 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Albert Einstein

Based on Nigel Calder’s book Einstein’s Universe, this fascinating and rare film going by the same title has been re-mastered and digitally enhanced to bring Einstein fans a priceless experience. Narrated by the charismatic Peter Ustinov and hosted by Nigel Calder, the film was first broadcast on the …


Lost Horizons: The Big Bang

To coincide with the switch-on of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator complex, Professor Jim Al Khalili from the University of Surrey delves into over 50 years of the BBC science archive to tell the story behind the emergence of one of the greatest theories of modern science, the Big Bang

Professor Jim Al Khalili delves into over 50 years of the BBC science archive to tell the story behind the emergence of one of the greatest theories of modern science, the Big Bang.

The remarkable idea that our universe simply began from nothing has not always been accepted with …


Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey

Join Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski as they explore the relationship between the Earth's orbit and the weather

Orbit: Earth’s Extraordinary Journey is a BBC documentary series presented by Kate Humble and Helen Czerski which aired in 2012. Running for three 60 minute episodes, the series focuses on Earth’s orbit around the Sun and its effect on humans, the climate, and geological features.

Right now you’re hurtling around …


The Transit of Venus

Special episode of the factual science series exploring the transit of venus across the face of the sun. At 11pm on 5th June 2012 this event will be visible to the naked eye.

Liz Bonnin presents a Horizon special about a rare and beautiful event in our solar system, one that we should all be able to see for ourselves – the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It will start just before midnight of the 5th of June, and …


Chandra – The Journey of a Star

Um filme documentário de Giuseppe Mussardo e Enrico Agapito

Na manhã do 1.º de agosto de 1930, em Bombaim, o cais da P&OLinhas Peninsular e Oriental – estava totalmente lotado e havia a confusão habitual de qualquer partida: carregadores transportavam bagagens e grandes caixas, os oficiais estavam ocupados dando as últimas ordens e marinheiros subiam e …