The Moon: Our Gateway to the Universe – Eden

Eden’s documentary The Moon: Our Gateway to the Universe explores some new and surprising facts and discoveries about the Earth’s satellite

Eden’s The Moon: Our Gateway to the Universe sees historians and geologists look back at the US/Soviet Space Race, and examines what we’ve discovered over the years from lunar rocks, photos and other analysis.

This is just one of a series of Moon-related programmes in Eden’s Space Week, commemorating half a century since man walked on the Moon. 

The Moon: Our Gateway To The Universe

Eugene Cernan, the last human to leave the Moon in 1972, in Eden’s The Moon: Our Gateway to the Universe

The Moon: Our Gateway to the Universe also poses the question why human visits to the Moon stopped after 1972, and discusses what the future might hold.

Will it be the Moon, Mars or bust?

MORE: 8 Days: To the Moon & Back – BBC2

A fascinating watch, with great spacey trivia to be garnered, but you’ll need to be paying attention – this isn’t one to be watched while you’re half asleep!

TV Times rating: ****