Seeing in the Dark

Inspired by the stars? Ponder the Universe and learn more about our cosmos in two beautiful and thought-provoking programs on PBS (WXXI) tonight, September 19.

Seeing in the Dark

Author Timothy Ferris’ film is meant to introduce viewers to the wonders of the night sky, making casual stargazing or serious amateur astronomy a part of their lives. It includes images of deep space and comments from various stargazers, among them former NFL player Robert Smith, space photographer Rob Gendler.8:00 PM

Followed by:

Sidewalk Astronomer

A profile of the “pied piper of astronomy,” John Dobson, a 91-year-old former Vedanta monk who invented a telescope mount that made looking at the stars accessible to everyone; and who co-founded the Sidewalk Astronomers. 9:00 PM

Check it out!