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The History Channel to bring ‘The Universe’ up close and personal

08-December-2007
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The History Channel to bring ‘The Universe’ up close and personal

The History Channel is traveling way back in time to recreate the moment when this universe was formed. The new series ‘The Universe’, which premieres on December 12 at 10 pm, employs cutting-edge computer-generated imagery to bring distant planets, galaxies, black holes and other celestial objects up close and personal. The weekly series opens with a two-hour special show on ‘Beyond the Big Bang’ on December 12.

The History Channel, in association with the Nehru Planetarium, had organised a special screening of one of the episodes from the series, ‘Beyond the Big Bang’, for Delhi’s science enthusiasts. The screening saw a talk by Professor Yash Pal, a well-known astrophysicist and the man responsible for setting up the first satellite education system in the country, on ‘The Evolution of The Universe’.

Rajesh Sheshadri, Senior Vice-President, Content and Communications, The History Channel India, said, “‘The Universe’ is a premiere series for the channel, enhanced further by Prof Yash Pal’s involvement. Together with Nehru Planetarium, we celebrate a stunning visual experience that showcases the universe as one has never seen before. The series poses one of history’s greatest questions – Where did we come from? – and recreates that amazing moment when everything started.”

The three episodes of the series include – ‘The Universe: Beyond the Big Bang’, a two hour special which looks at where it all begin after the violent, blinding explosion that threw everything into chaos. The next episode, titled ‘The Universe: Alien Galaxies’, on December 19 brings close the realm of alien galaxies. The last episode that airs on December 26 is titled ‘The Universe: Spaceship Earth’ and will take viewers on a high performance ride through the formation of the third planet from the Sun.

Galactic investigators will hunt for answers to some of man’s most puzzling questions. How was Earth created? What creatures hold clues to how life began? Where did the planet’s water come from? Why does Earth have the best ‘real estate’ for humans in the Universe? And what evil forces threaten its ultimate demise?

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