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Season 11 (12-15-2009)

Full Show: 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy, a global effort started by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to help people rediscover their place in the universe. D4K honors this effort by exploring one of humanity's oldest sciences. Students have the opportunity to question one of NASA's leading Hubble Telescope scientists. Host Joan Cartan-Hansen will be joined by Kenneth Carpenter, Hubble Space Telescope Operations Project Scientist. Carpenter will be at the Goddard Space Flight Center and appears via satellite.

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Video Short: The Hubble Telescope gives us a unique view of the universe. Learn the history of this famous telescope and what it has helped us discover.

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Web Extra: Hubble Telescope scientist Kenneth Carpenter stays after to answer more questions about astronomy, telescopes, and space exploration.

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Season 8 (9-19-2006)

Full Show: Astronomy is the study of the things beyond the Earth's atmosphere—everything from the tiniest parts of the atom to the vast cosmos. Do you have a question about the planets, the stars, black holes or anything else in our amazing universe? Discuss the galaxy with our guest scientists, Leslie Baker, a planetary research scientist at the University of Idaho, and Daryl Macomb, a physics professor at Boise State University.

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Video Short: What is out there? Humans have long looked to the skies and asked that question.

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Web Extra: Watch our web-only show about astronomy. Scientists Leslie Baker and Daryl Macomb answer more questions about the things beyond our Earth's atmosphere.

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Season 3 (12-11-2001)

Full Show: Want to tour the universe? Study Astronomy. Scientists are learning more every day about the planets and stars that exist beyond our world. Want to find out more? Astronomers Rick Greenawald from the College of Southern Idaho and John Jurcevic of Albertson College are here to help guide our exploration.

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