Reviewed by RGN Staff: If you love science, sci-fi movies, or just enjoying looking at a star-filled night, then you will enjoy the fifth episode of KCET’s LOST LA, “Discovering the Universe: Exploring the Cosmos Atop Mount Wilson. Join host Nathan Masters as he explores the underground vault of the Carnegie Observatories and the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, once the world capital of astronomy. A fact I did not know until seeing the show. Learning about Edwin Hubble, the Astronomer who made one of the most important discoveries that have allowed humanity to expand our knowledge of the universe.
But even more surprising was learning about the impact that women astronomers have made(especially Henrietta Swan Leavitt) that allowed Hubble to make his remarkable discovery. What is even more amazing is the fact that it all happened here in Los Angeles. The show educates, entertains and will give all who reside here a feeling of pride. Knowing the history of a place can keep one happy , centered and a sense of belonging.
LOST LA is a show that reminds us of all the hidden gems, many extraordinary discoveries that surround us, and allows us to look at the place millions call home in a new way.
To learn more about what it took to build the telescope and the role that LA had in shaping the history of astronomy tune in on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:30 pm on KCET is Southern California, with encores airing one week later on PBS SoCal at 7:30 pm.
LOST LA is supported by The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the California Library, and other generous institutional funders. For more information about LOST LA and to watch episodes online, visit kcet.org/LostLA.
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