How the Universe Works

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May 2 2010 8:00 AM

How the Universe Works

A new science show premiered on The Discovery Channel last week called "How The Universe Works". I just watched the first episode, and it's pretty good!

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The first show was about the Big Bang, and hits all the right notes. The graphics are pretty good -- that's de rigeur for modern TV shows -- but the music is nice, too. The writing is engaging, and Mike Rowe is a terrific narrator. All in all, I recommend it... tonight's (Sunday) episode is about black holes. I have word that a certain Bad Astronomer is interviewed for that one... and I did a bunch of other topics for them as well, so I assume you'll be seeing more of me on the show in later episodes, too!

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death from the Skies! Follow him on Twitter.