NOVA: The Planets
Among the stars in the night sky wander the worlds of our own solar system—each home to truly awe-inspiring sights: a volcano three times as tall as Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, a cyclone larger than Earth that’s been churning for hundreds of years. In this five-part series, NOVA explores the awesome beauty of The Planets. With special effects and extraordinary footage captured by orbiters, landers and rovers, you’ll get up-close look at Saturn’s 45,000-mile-wide rings, Mars’ towering ancient waterfalls, and Neptune’s supersonic winds.
When We Were Apollo
When We Were Apollo is an intimate and personal look at the Apollo Space Program through the lives and experiences of some of its most inspiring behind-the-scenes figures: engineers, technicians, builders and contractors who spent the better part of a decade working to get us to the moon and back.
Wed, Jul 17 @ 8:00 PM
8 Days: To the Moon and Back
Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. The film seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.
Tue, Jul 23 @ 9:00 PM
Space Chase USA
SPACE CHASE USA explores the extraordinary events that transformed the small town of Cocoa Beach, Florida into a bustling center for the American space program. Featuring a trove of archival material and interviews with long-time residents, former Apollo astronauts, and Cape Canaveral-based engineers and employees, the program charts the history of the space program in Florida during the 1950s and 1960s
Wed, Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space. Expert contributors decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origins.
An American in Paris: The Musical
Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
POV: Inventing Tomorrow
In preparation for the world's largest convening of high school scientists, teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats while navigating the doubts and insecurities of adolescence.
It’s a “Summer of Space” on PBS, and Milwaukee PBS launches a Moon Day celebration at the Milwaukee Public Museum, with free screenings of 10thirtysix’s interview with home town astronaut Jim Lovell and kids have a chance to make a craft rocket with Milwaukee PBS. Moon Day activities are free and open to the public on July 20, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This month Next Avenue Community Conversation explores the topic “You’re Never Too Old to Learn.” Host John McGivern visits Appleton for a discussion on the advantages of learning later in life. Tune into the conversation - Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m. on Milwaukee PBS Channel 10.
On Around the Corner with John McGivern™, John discovers that there’s something for everyone on Geneva Lake! Outdoor Wisconsin follows two women who walked over 340 miles to raise awareness for water conservation in the Great Lakes.
Milwaukee PBS Presents continues this month with 10thirtysix™ and The Arts Page. First, on July 18, 10thirtysix™ sits down with hometown hero, Captain James Lovell, for his reflections on the Apollo missions, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The following week, on July 25, The Arts Page showcases natural beauty in art featuring the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, a Waukesha artist who transforms wood logs into bowls, and the Tibetan monks who crafted an intricate sand mandala at Milwaukee’s City Hall.
For full local program details, visit MilwaukeePBS.org.