Science Month on Eden will feature exclusive new science programmes and already loved series for continued scientific enjoyment. From Professor Brian Cox in Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System to comedian Ben Miller in What is One Degree?, Eden’s Science Month will feature top notch talent from the scientific world. The month of programming will cover a broad range of science topics, from space, stars and life beyond earth to answering questions like do we need the Moon and looking into the history of surgery. Eden’s Science Month promises to be a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to expand their mind and still be inspired by the variety of content Eden has to offer.
Eden HD’s Science Month starts with a fascinating look at just how close we are to understanding the universe in Seeing Stars on Monday 2 July at 7pm. Around the world, a new generation of astronomers is hunting for the most mysterious objects in space – young stars, black holes, even other forms of life – and has created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.
This film follows the men and women who are pushing the limits of science and engineering in some of the most extreme environments on the planet. But most strikingly of all, no-one really knows what they will find out there.
Having explored the Wonders of the Solar System, Professor Brian Cox steps sets out to go boldly where no science programme has gone before in Wonders of the Universe (Monday-Thursday from 2 July at 9pm).
Who are we? Where do we come from? For thousands of years humanity has turned to religion and myth for answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian presents a different set of answers… answers provided by science.
Throughout the generations one question has dominated science: are we alone in the universe? Now scientists are on the verge of answering the all-important question which is explored in Finding Life Beyond Earth on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 July at 10pm.
In channel premiere How Long Is A Piece of String (Monday 2 July at 11pm), comedian Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems.
Ultimately, Alan finds that measuring his piece of string could – in theory at least – create a black hole, bringing about the end of the world. Not quite the answer he expected…
As we try to understand the world around us and how it works and functions, there’s one discipline that may explain everything we need to know. In The Code (Wednesday 4 July at 10pm), Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature – a code that has the power to explain everything, from the numbers and shapes we see all around us to the rules that govern our own lives.
It has beguiled artists and poets for centuries, enraptured young children with its size, brightness and strange beauty and was once thought of as the only planet in the galaxy. The Moon is such a familiar presence in the sky that most of us take it for granted. But what if it wasn’t where it is now? How would that affect life on earth? In Do We really Need the Moon? (Friday 6 July at 7pm) space scientist and lunar fanatic Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores our intimate relationship with our only natural satellite. Besides orchestrating the tides, the moon dictates the length of a day, the rhythm of the seasons and the very stability of our planet.
In The History of Science (Monday-Friday from 9 July at 8pm) Michael Mosley embarks on an ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society’s historical path.
With so many more fantastic scientific series featured across July, Eden’s Science Month is not to be missed.