Scientific Library to Hold Annual Winter Video Series

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer; images from PBS
The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements

The Scientific Library is getting ready for its Annual Winter Video Series. Beginning on Monday, January 9 and concluding on Friday, February 17, the Winter Video Series will consist of two different PBS programs, each with three episodes.

The first program in the series will be The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements.

One of the greatest adventures in the history of science is the long quest to understand what the world is made of—to identify, understand, and organize the basic building blocks of matter. Hosted by Emmy-winning actor Michael Emerson, The Mystery of Matter features re-enactments of landmark discoveries using replicas of the actual lab equipment.

The second program is Earth's Natural Wonders. Visit the most extraordinary places on the planet and explore how they shape the lives of their inhabitants.

Each episode runs approximately 50 minutes and will be shown four times a week—twice at the ATRF and twice in Building 549—in order to accommodate various work locations and lunch schedules. (Lunches are permitted.)

At the ATRF, the Winter Video Series will be shown on Mondays and Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. in the Quiet Study Room of the ATRF Library, E2003, on the second floor near the Wellness Center/gym. On the main NCI-Frederick campus, the series will be shown on Thursdays and Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in the Scientific Library’s Technology Training Lab in Building 549. 

Both programs are part of the Scientific Library’s circulating collection and may be borrowed after the series ends in February.

The entire schedule, as well as complete information on all episodes, is available from the Scientific Library’s website.

Earth's Natural Wonders