Season 4, Episode 13 The Dawn of the Solar Age

First Aired: April 20, 1977

Focusing on efforts to harness the sun. The report examines prototypes of solar power plants that use mirrors and photocells to gather the sun's rays; and a proposed NASA project in which enormous mirrors would orbit the earth gathering energy for use in cities.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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