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"On Jupiter" on the Discovery Channel



A new documentary called "On Jupiter" will be shown on the Discovery channel. The hour-long program is narrated by actor John Hurt, and will chronicle the story of Jupiter starting with Galileo Galilei Jupiter observations in the 1600's through the impacts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy last year. The program will also provide a preview of Galileo's arrival of Jupiter on December 7, 1995. Computer animations and information will be provided to give the viewer a solid background on the significance of the December 7th encounter. Also featured will be interviews with comet discoverers Gene and Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy, Caltech planetary scientist Andrew Ingersoll, Galileo Project Manager Bill O'Neil and other members of the Galileo mission team. "On Jupiter" is slated to air on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, December 3, 1995, at 9 p.m. PST, and on British and Australian TV the same day. The show will also repeat on December 10, 11, 16 and 20. Check your local TV listings for the time of the show in your area.

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