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The Accidental Astronauts

Accidental Astronauts TrailerRecommended grades: K – 2 
Keywords: Earth, Moon, Solar System, Sun
Runtime: 32 minutes
Follow the adventures of Cy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong as they embark on an unexpected journey into space. Explore Earth, the sun and the moon with a wisecracking spaceship computer. See an asteroid crash into the moon. Bounce along with them on the lunar surface. Get up close and personal with a solar storm. And gain a new appreciation of our home planet. The Accidental Astronauts is a space adventure for all ages.
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Astronaut Movie TrailerRecommended grades: 5 and above
Keywords: Astronauts, Life Science, Space Exploration
Runtime: 23 minutes
Space exploration is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. So what does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject Chad, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him. 
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Attack of the Space Pirates

Attack of the Space Pirates movie trailerRecommend grades: 4 – 8
Keywords: Aliens, Black Holes, Planets, Space Exploration, Stars
Runtime: 35 minutes
Hidden somewhere in deep space is an alien technology so powerful that it threatens the very galaxy itself. A gang of rogue pirates will stop at nothing to find that technology and unleash its awesome power against the rest of the universe. Now, one valiant ship stands between the pirates and their total domination of space. Embark on a thrilling adventure that has something for everyone: alien planets, exploding stars, black holes, evil villains and space battles that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Back to the Moon for Good

Back to the Moon for Good movie trailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: Astronauts, Moon, Space Exploration, Space Probes
Runtime: 25 minutes
Immerse yourself in a race to return to the moon, 40 years after the Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the moon's resources and discover what humanity's future on the moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, “Back to the Moon for Good” presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires. 
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 Black Holes

Black Holes Movie TrailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: Black holes, Galaxies, Stars, Supernovas, Wormholes
Runtime: 37 minutes
Go on an immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. Within the bounds of these stellar enigmas, where the mass of a star has collapsed into a volume smaller than a city, space and time lose all meaning. Where do black holes come from? Where do they go? How do we find them? Our travels take us from the remnants of dead stars to supermassive beasts in the cores of galaxies that hold entire star systems in the gravitational grasp.
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 Dark Matter Mystery

Dark Matter Movie TrailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Cosmology, Dark Matter, Galaxies, Universe
Runtime: 38 min
We know today that approximately a quarter of the universe is filled with a mysterious glue: dark matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of. This show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see how we know that dark matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer.
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Dawn of the Space Age

Image of Astronauts, Space Shuttle and SputnikRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: Space Age, Space Exploration, Lunar Landing
Runtime: 41 minutes
Relive the excitement of the early days of space
exploration, from the launch of the first artificial
satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings
and the privately operated space flights.
Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate
historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into
space. Who were these Men and Women that took part
in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive,
their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in
   "Dawn of the Space Age". Click here for a preview.                                                                     



Earth, Moon, & Sun

Earth, Moon and Sun Movie TrailerRecommended Grades: 4 – 8
Keywords: Earth, Eclipses, Moon, Moon Phases, Sun
Runtime: 35 min
Explore the relationship between Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories throughout the show help distinguish between myths and science.
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Eclipse: The Sun Revealed

Eclipse - The Sun Revealed movie trailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: History of Astronomy, Moon, Solar Eclipse Sun
Runtime: 27 minutes
A solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come explore historical and cultural views of eclipses, the geometry that gives us lunar, partial, annular, and (of course) total solar eclipses, what can be seen during a total solar eclipse, scientific discoveries from total solar eclipses, how to safely view an eclipse, and a first-hand account of one person’s experience during a total solar eclipse. Plus get a sneak peak at the next eclipse to cross the United States in 2024!
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Exploding Universe

Exploding Universe movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Atoms, Big Bang, Earth Science, Galaxies, Stars, Supernovas, Volcanoes
Runtime: 30 minutes
Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale. Come follow the life of a proton as it experiences nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal. From atomic collisions in the Big Bang, through the explosive death of a giant star, to a powerful supervolcano, explosions have transformed the cosmos and made life possible.
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Show Title: Explore.  Picture of satellite over the curve of earth in space.

 Recommended Grades: 6 and above
Key words: Kepler's Laws, Copernicus, ancient astronomy, exploration, orbital motions, Mars exploration
Running time: 27:00 Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, it is the story of humanity's fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. In particular, today’s explorers depend on Kepler’s genius for their work in space. EXPLORE is a beautifully visualized trip through the history of astronomy, and an educational treasure trove. A compelling story of sky gazing, scientific discovery, and the wonders of exploration, past, present, and future. Click here for a preview.

Extreme Planets

Extreme Planets movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Exoplanets, Planets, Solar System
Runtime: 32 minutes
For centuries, humanity has wondered whether we are alone in the universe. Now, we are one step closer to knowing the answer. With the discovery in 1995 of the first planet orbiting another sun-like star, we now know that planets are not unique to our solar system but are actually quite common. Explore what makes a planet “Earth-like” and take a tour of several worlds that just might fit the conditions we’re looking for. From water worlds to molten landscapes, inhabitable moons to planets with multiple suns, these exotic worlds aren’t just science fiction anymore!
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Firefall movie trailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: Asteroids, Comets, Earth, Life, Solar System
Runtime: 32 minutes
Throughout Earth’s history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The barrage continues today, from harmless meteors to mountain-sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth. Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life. This ceaseless “firefall” is our only tangible connection to the universe and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble—and violent—beginnings.
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From Earth to the Universe

From Earth to Universe movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Galaxies, History of Astronomy, Solar System, Stars, Telescopes
Runtime: 30 minutes
Journey out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. Revel in the splendor of our scorching sun and the worlds in the solar system. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the cosmos. This stunning voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the universe revealed to us by science.
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The Hot and Energetic Universe

The Hot and Energetic Universe movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Black Holes, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Galaxies, Stars, Sun, Supernovas
Runtime: 30 minutes
High Energy Astrophysics studies processes in the hot and violent sectors of the universe. This science probes hot gas swirling around black holes, radiation from neutron stars and supernova remnants, and the environments of galactic clusters—the most massive objects in the universe. Through immersive visualizations and real images, this show presents what we’ve discovered about the most hot and energetic residents of the cosmos and introduces the cutting edge tools that astronomers use to learn more.
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 Magic Tree House: Space Mission

Magic Tree House: Space Mission movie trailerRecommended Grades: 1 – 3
Keywords: Moon, Planets, Stars, Solar System, Sun
Runtime: 30 minutes
Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut (who is from Montgomery!), books, and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie go on a wondrous journey of adventure and learning. This exciting voyage will carry visitors beyond Earth to the planets and far out into the universe!
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Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

Out There movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Exoplanets, History of Astronomy, Telescopes
Runtime: 30 min
For thousands of years, humans thought that Earth was the      center of the universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination, and urge to explore, we now know that planets like Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. What we have found so far has surpassed the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. The sun is just one star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy—and most of those stars have planets! A huge diversity of worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.
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Perfect Little Planet

Perfect Little Planet movie trailerRecommended Grades: 2 – 4
Keywords: Planets, Solar System, Sun
Runtime: 24 min
Imagine the ultimate space vacation. Discover our solar system through a different set of eyes – a family from another star system seeking the perfect vacation spot. Fly over the surface of Pluto. Dive over the ice cliffs of Miranda. Sail through the rings of Saturn. Feel the lightning storms at Jupiter. And walk on the surface of Mars. Which destination would you choose? This is the solar system journey for space travelers of all ages.
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Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark   Matter

Phantom of the Universe movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Cosmology, Dark Matter, Galaxies, Physics
Runtime: 28 minutes
There’s a phantom in the universe. Some dark presence, impervious to light, relentlessly tugs on stars and galaxies. This “dark matter” makes up 85 percent of all the matter in the universe — and yet its true nature remains unknown! Come follow scientists as they try to solve one of the biggest mysteries in the cosmos. From the fires of the Big Bang to underground laboratories on Earth, “Phantom of the Universe” highlights the grandeur of the universe and all that we have yet to learn about its secrets.
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Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens

Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens movie trailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: History of Astronomy, Saturn, Solar System, Space Exploration
Runtime: 36 minutes
Once a planet of great mystery, we now know more than ever about Saturn’s amazing rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. Incorporating the best imagery from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, this show creates a three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system, from the bizarre family of moons to the millions of icy particles that compose its rings. It’s like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft!
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Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket movie trailerRecommended Grades: 1 – 2
Keywords: Planets, Solar System, Stars, Sun
Runtime: 40 min
Three things are essential for a fantastic trip through the solar system: a cardboard rocket, a helpful astronomy textbook, and a measure of imagination. Build the rocket from some cardboard boxes. Load the cargo balloons filled with fresh air, a computer made from a shoebox, the astronomy book from the library, don the helmets—and here we go! The adventurous journey takes the young astronauts past the sun, to the terrestrial planets, and the giant gas balls with their nice rings. The trip is not without risks, but the astronomy book helps them survive all dangerous situations.
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Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space,
Time, and Mind

Seeing A Photon's Journey Across Space, Time & Mind movie trailerRecommended Grades: 9 and up
Keywords: Anatomy, Brain, Light, Vision
Runtime: 24 min
Ride a photon—a particle of light—across the galaxy to your mind's eye and experience how we see. Follow the photon from its creation in deep space and into a girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions. From there, the photon journeys down the optic nerve as an electro-chemical impulse that then travels the neuro-pathways of the brain to the various centers that create the image the brain sees.
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Sesame Street: One World, One Sky

Sesame Street: One World, One Sky movie trailerRecommended Grades: Pre-K – K
Keywords: Moon, Stars, Sun
Runtime: 27 min
Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from "Zhima Jie," the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They also journey to Zhima Jie to learn about the similarities in our view of the sky.
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Solar System Odyssey

Solar System Odyssey movie trailerRecommended Grades: 3 – 5
Keywords: Planets, Solar System
Runtime: 28 min
Solar System Odyssey is an adventure set in the future, in a time when humans have depleted the resources of their home planet. A business tycoon recruits our hero, Jack Larson, on a mission to discover a new home for humans to colonize. Join Jack and a stowaway, Ashley Trout, on a wild ride through our solar system as he looks for answers to these questions: How are the worlds of our solar system alike? How are they different? What must those worlds have in order for humans to live there?
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Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe

Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe movie trailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: Black Holes, History of Astronomy, Milky Way, Nebulas, Stars, Sun, Supernovas
Runtime: 26 min
Learn about the lives of the stars: how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. From Native Americans to Newton, from the electromagnetic spectrum to Einstein, audiences will explore nebulae, star clusters, pulsars, black holes, and more.
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Sunstruck movie trailer Recommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: Earth, Solar Flares, Space Weather, Sun, Sunspots
Runtime: 21 min
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.
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Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope video trailerRecommended Grades: 5 and up
Keywords: History of Astronomy, Solar System, Stars, Telescopes
Runtime: 23 min
Follow two students as they interact with an astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.
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Unveiling the Invisible Universe

Show title: Unveiling the Universe.  Picture is binary star system with stars in orbit around each other with a space background.

Recommended for grades 9 and up.                                                           Keywords: Cosmic ray, X-ray, Gamma ray, LIGO                                 Runtime: 28 minutes                                                                                           For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics. This video presents images of the cosmos as revealed by all these different messengers.  Click here for preview.


The Alien Who Stole Christmas

The Alien Who Stole Christmas movie trailer Recommended Grades: K – 3
Keywords: Christmas, Constellations, Solar System, Stars, Winter Sky
Runtime: 33 min
Take a tour of the winter's evening sky and then join jolly old Santa and a concerned alien, Mr. Freep, as they explore the solar system's planets and meet the Christmas Eve needs of their fictitious inhabitants along to an updated version of “The Night Before Christmas”.
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Season of Light

Season of Light movie trailer Recommended Grades: All ages
Keywords: Christmas, Constellations, Comets, Seasons, Solstice, Stars
Runtime: 35 min
Tracing the development of many holiday customs, we take a look at everything from the Yule log and Christmas tree lights to the lighting of the Menorah and luminaries. We recount the many historical, religious, and cultural customs practiced during the time of solstice throughout the world. We also explore possible astronomical explanations for a "Star over Bethlehem", plus stop to catch a few Northern winter constellations and illustrate what causes the seasons.
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