This June, “Nova” explores the legacy of Chernobyl, the challenges of building beneath London and the increasing frequency of powerful hurricanes. Join us each Wednesday at 8 p.m.
“Building Chernobyl’s Megatomb”
Engineers race to build a massive dome to contain the crumbling remains of Chernobyl’s reactor. (Also Fri. 6/15 at 2 a.m.; Sun. 6/17 at 1 p.m.)
Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London. (Also Fri. 6/22 at 2 a.m.; Sun. 6/24 at 1 p.m.)
“Rise of the Superstorms” – New
Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future? (Also Fri. 6/29 at 2 a.m.)