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A users' guide to the cosmos, from the Big Bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons: where did it all come from and how does it all fit together? A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Series Cast

  1. Mike Rowe

    Mike Rowe

    Himself - Narrator, Narrator

    38 Episodes

  2. Erik Dellums

    Erik Dellums

    Himself - Narrator, Self - Narrator

    25 Episodes

  3. Lawrence Krauss

    Lawrence Krauss


    6 Episodes

  4. Phil Plait

    Phil Plait


    6 Episodes

  5. Michelle Thaller

    Michelle Thaller


    6 Episodes

  6. Michio Kaku

    Michio Kaku


    6 Episodes

  7. Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    Himself (Archive footage)

    5 Episodes

  8. Richard Lintern

    Richard Lintern

    Himself - Narrator

    1 Episode

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Current Season

How the Universe Works

Season 9

2021 | 11 Episodes

Season 9 of How the Universe Works premiered on March 24, 2021.

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How the Universe Works
How the Universe Works


Status Returning Series


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Type Documentary

Original Language English


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