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Asteroid Belt Space Race/Sydney 2 (#203H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids join Celery in a space race between them, Uncle Zucchini, and Auntie Eggplant and Zerk. The course is all the way around the Asteroid Belt. / Sydney decides that Jet's robot, Jet 2, is lonely. She decides to design and build a robot companion for him, and names it "Sydney 2."

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 1:30am
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 16, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Water, Water Everywhere/Commander Cressida Story Contest (#206H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet takes the kids on a saucer tour all around the Earth to discover all the ways that water can be found. They visit Antarctica to look at the ice, and then compare that extreme to the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. / Sydney wants to enter a Commander Cressida story contest, but can't think up a good enough story. The other kids help, and they come up with a story about lassoing a comet to bring water to Venus, and then Mars.

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  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 15, 2018 -- 5:30pm
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From Pluto with Love/A Star Is Born (#133H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

As the kids get ready for Valentines Day by making their own valentines out of paper, Mindy continues to feel sad that little, frozen Pluto is so far out at the edge of the solar system. When Sydney shows Mindy a newly-downloaded, full-color image of Pluto as seen by the New Horizons spacecraft, Mindy is intrigued by Pluto's "heart" of ice. Mindy once again feels that Pluto deserves our love, since it's no longer considered a planet, but is orbiting out there at the edge of our solar system, like a big frozen Valentine. She asks Sydney to bring her own little hand-made Valentine to Pluto on her behalf. Sydney leads an expedition of the kids to Pluto to bring Mindy's Valentine, experience the frozen dwarf planet themselves, and bring back their report to Mindy. / Sydney is directing the kids in a backyard movie, making her version of a Commander Cressida story about the formation of a star. The other kids all have parts, but Sunspot has the lead - as the star! The kids' movie coincides with the celebration of a star being born near (a.k.a. 10 light years away from) Bortron 7!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 -- 5:30pm
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Castaway Carrot/Jet Can't Sleep (#137H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

After an afternoon on the Moon, Celery, Jet, and Sunspot discover, as they fly to Earth, that they have mistakenly left Carrot on the Moon! Then the saucer malfunctions and they receive news of a possible solar storm headed their way. In a nail-biter, Jet and Sunspot do a mid-outer space repair job - as per Celery's instructions -with Carrot comically adapting to the Moon environment. In the end, the saucer is fixed, Carrot is rescued, and the solar storm heads in the opposite direction of the Moon. / When a loud thunderstorm hits the neighborhood one evening, the Propulsions are woken up. They gather in the kitchen as the noisy storm rages on, and Jet is too excited to get back to sleep. Carrot, Celery, and Sunspot are sympathetic - they're in the same boat! During the night they all learn about Earth storms as compared to storms on other planets. And then they all try to get Jet to fall back asleep, a seemingly impossible task. They use more and more absurd methods, until Celery has a conventional Earthie solution: sing a lullaby.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Try and Try Again/Racing On Sunshine (#210H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet's robot Jet 2 needs new wheels if he's going to be able to rove over the surface of Mars. Jet and the kids try a bunch of different wheels, without success. In the end, they borrow the wheels from Mitchell's scooter, so Jet 2 can successfully navigate on Mars. The kids enter their karts in the big kid-kart derby, but this year they all have to design solar powered karts. Jet learns how solar panels work, and how batteries save up the energy so you can race even when clouds cover the Sun.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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A Hammer and a Feather/Commander Mom (#140H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sydney shows Jet and Sean a cool experiment - dropping different items from the same height to see which reaches the ground first. That reminds Sean of a video he watched of an astronaut on the Moon dropping a hammer and a feather from the same height. They reach the ground at the same time. And the reason is atmosphere - or lack of it - on the Moon. Jet laughs - really? Wait, what's atmosphere? Well, the kids know the best way to find out - into the wagon/saucer! Our kids and Celery fly to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere to learn what it does... and then go to the Moon. Is the atmosphere around the Moon the same as the Earth's? And what happens when our kids do the hammer-feather drop on the lunar surface? / Sydney brings Jet and Sean to the DSA to visit her mom, DR. AMY SKELLEY, and check out her work. Dr. Skelley is a robotics engineer who makes outer space robotic and gadget dreams a reality.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Space Race/Jet's Time Machine (#135) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet, Sydney, Sean, and Sunspot join Celery as she competes against her brother, Uncle Zucchini, in an "Earthie-style race with a winner"! The race is tight until Celery uses the kids' proposed secret "strategy" - a "gravity assist" off of Jupiter, to increase their saucer speed, and win! / Jet uses his Bortronian skills to test his first experimental Time Machine so he and his Earthie friends can go back to an exact time - 3 minutes earlier - in order to see a spectacular moment in a meteor shower that they missed. A mistake happens the first time, so he keeps trying to go back in time to fix the first mistake, but more mistakes keep happening and snowball into hilarity.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 19, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me

Not A Sound/Mindy In Space (#139H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

The kids get information from Dr. Rafferty and then travel to outer space to confirm the amazing fact that there is no sound in outer space... even though Jet is convinced he's heard sounds all over the solar system. / After Mindy laments the fact that she's still only 4 and still can't go to space with the other kids, Sydney, Jet, Sean, and Sunspot plan a full makeshift, cobbled together "Day in Space" right there in Jet's yard. Mindy's day ends on a nearby hilltop where they all watch a real, amazing, actual space event - the Leonid Meteor Showers shooting across the sky!

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 20, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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The Mindysphere/Lone Star (#134H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy's mom has gradually been giving Mindy permission to go a little bit farther in the neighborhood on her own, and Mindy is trying to map out exactly what her boundaries are. Sean compares her "Mindyspere" to the helisophere-the boundaries of the Sun's influence. The kids get Celery to fly them out past the heliosphere into true interstellar space. Back on Earth, they make their own Voyager 1 (out of a wagon) and take Mindy to the outermost edges of the Mindysphere! / Sydney knows a lot about Boxwood Terrace's early history, and she tells Jet stories about a local pioneer who went by the nickname "Lone Star." He got that name because he was an early astronomer who liked the hills of Boxwood Terrace for their excellent views of the night sky, and built the first Observatory on the hill that now sits at the center of the Deep Space Array. As Jet imagines Sydney's story of Lone Star, the kids turn the story into a Western-flavored musical.

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  • PBS Kids: Sat, Jul 21, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me

Earth, Wind, and Flyer/Mini-Golf at the Dsa (#205H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet is fascinated by the effects of wind on his saucer. He and the kids study how wind works, ending with Sean going on a wild saucer ride. / Jet is fascinated by Earthie golf, and Sean and Sydney try to teach him the rules. When the DSA builds a new mini-golf course, the kids team up against the grownups, and Jet gets to apply his new knowledge of force.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 23, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 24, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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You Can Call Me Albedo/The Tide Is Hig (#217H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's evening at the cul-de-sac, and the kids are looking at two asteroids through Sean's telescope - one is light-colored and one is dark. Meanwhile, Mitchell's dog Cody seems to have run away because he doesn't like the black sweater Mitchell put on him. The kids learn about how, just like asteroids, some things are easier to see in the dark than others, like a white card is easier to see than Cody's black sweater. This amount of brightness is called "albedo." The kids go to their local beach to surf, but notice that the beach looks completely different from the last time they stood there. There's way more sand, and the ocean is far away! They decide to be detectives and study what has happened, and learn that the larger and smaller beach is caused by the tides - the rising and falling of the ocean.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Jul 25, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Mindy's Ice Rink/Measure for Measure (#207) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy is impatient for winter, because she wants to ice skate. So Jet, Sean, Sydney, and Celery fly to Saturn's icy rings to gather ice from them and return to build a Saturn-ringed skating rink around Jet's house. Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy, and Sunspot decide to make a scaled replica of the solar system using found items in their own neighborhood and in doing so learn that an Astronomical Unit is the distance from the Earth to the Sun.

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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 23, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Eye in the Sky/Total Eclipse Block Party (#220H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sean is planning his first sleepout under the stars with his Space Scouts troop, but the weather is threatening, and it looks like his sleepout will be rained out. The kids get help from Mitchell , building a weather observation station to make a weather prediction, and visit the DSA for further help by tracking the weather with satellites. A total eclipse of the Sun is coming to Boxwood Terrace! The kids prepare a Total Eclipse song and dance to perform at the DSA, where the whole town is gathered for the event. Meanwhile, Sunspot attempts to explain the eclipse to all the local animals so they won't think it's night and sleep through it.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Jul 27, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Mindy Turns Five (#208) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy has finally turned five and is super excited that she is now old enough to go to space. But she's planned a tea party in the back yard. The kids convince Mindy to move her tea party to the Moon! In her first trip to space ever, Mindy gets to board the Propulsion family saucer and experience space travel, rounding out their Moon tea party with a quick trip out to Pluto and back.

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Tour of the Solar System/Jet Cooks Dinner (#101H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

" Tour of the Solar System" - Jet attempts to play the "Solar System" game with Sean, Sydney, and Mindy, but the kids don't quite understand which planets go where. Celery, Jet's mom, takes them on a tour of the solar system and introduces each of the eight planets. Curriculum: The sun is at the center of our solar system, and everything else revolves around it. The sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, and different kinds of space rocks like asteroids and comets are all part of our solar system.
" Jet Cooks Dinner" - Sydney, Mindy, Sunspot, and Sean help Jet cook a classic meal from Bortron 7 for his parents, Celery and Carrot. After some funny attempts, the kids find that using the Scientific Method works best to get the meal done in time. Curriculum: "Failure is not the opposite of success; failure is a stepping stone to success." This attitude can be applied to cooking as well as scientific discoveries!

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 28, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me

How We Found Your Sun/Treehouse Observatory (#102) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"How We Found Your Sun" - Jet explains how his family, the Propulsions, found Earth by way of the Sun, a star in the Milky Way galaxy. Celery takes the kids out into space and shows them how the Sun looks huge, or small like other stars, depending on your perspective. Curriculum: The sun is a star. Our sun is a star in the Milky Way galaxy, a yellow dwarf. The Propulsion family comes from another star in our galaxy: Bortron, a smaller, cooler red dwarf star. "Treehouse Observatory" - Sydney, Jet, Sunspot, and Sean fix up a treehouse and make it into their own clubhouse/observatory. The kids even build their own telescope so they can all observe the awesome nighttime sky! Curriculum: An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light).

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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  • PBS Kids: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me

Round and Round/The Plant from Bortron 7 (#103H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Round and Round" -The kids learn how all the planets both orbit around the Sun and rotate on their own axes at the same time. Curriculum: The planets both revolve around the sun and rotate on their axis.
"The Plant From Bortron 7" - Jet attempts to grow a seed from his home planet, but the light from our Sun is stronger than the light from Bortron 7, and has a surprising effect on the plant! Curriculum: There are different kinds of stars, which emit different kinds of light.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 2, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Just The Right Distance from the Sun/Solar Power Rover (#104H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Just the Right Distance From the Sun" - Sean explains to the others that Earth is a "Goldilocks" planet because it's not too hot and not too cold. When Celery takes the kids to space, they observe how the other planets don't have the right attributes to support life, but Earth is "just right"! Curriculum: All life on Earth comes from the energy of the Sun. The Earth happens to be located just the right distance from the Sun: not too far away, and not too close. This makes the Earth what we call a "Goldilocks planet": not too hot, not too cold.
"Solar Power Rover" - Jet, Sean, and Sydney visit their Mars Robot Rover friend at the DSA, and discover that the rover seems tired. Through helping the solar powered robot regain its energy, they learn how energy can be captured, used from the Sun, and used anywhere - even on Mars. Curriculum: The Sun creates solar power that is used for energy. Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly or indirectly.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

How Come The Moon Has Craters?/Backyard Moon Base (#105H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"How Come the Moon Has Craters" - The kids take a trip to the Moon and learn that falling asteroids probably created all the craters on the Moon's surface! Curriculum: Craters on the Moon were probably caused by asteroids hitting the surface.
"Backyard Moon Base" - Led by Sydney, the kids build a moon base in Jet's backyard and use their imaginations to figure out what challenges they would need to overcome in order to live on the Moon. Curriculum: A moon habitat is a structure on the Moon that would provide the right conditions to allow humans to live on the Moon's surface.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Sean's Neptune Tune/Earthday Birthday (#136H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Sean's nervousness about flying out to visit the remote Neptune is soothed by Jet's suggestion - an improvised, fun "Neptune tune." It works as our kids, Sunspot, and Celery fly to the faraway eighth planet! / When the kids discover that they've missed all 63 of Jet's Bortronian birthdays, they decide to celebrate the one-year anniversary of him landing on Earth instead... with an "Earthday birthday" surprise party!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me

How Come The Moon Changes Shape?/Night of a Bazillion Stars (#106H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"How Come the Moon Changes Shape?" - When Jet, Sydney, and Sean have a hard time trying to explain the phases of the Moon to Mindy, Jet's parents, Celery and Carrot, offer to fly them out to space so they can see how the Moon changes shape depending on perspective. Curriculum: The Moon changes shape depending on its position relative to the Earth and Sun.
"Night of a Bazillion Stars" - Jet, Sydney, and Sean decide to have a sleepover in Jet's backyard. They use Sean's telescope to look at the night sky and learn why stars twinkle and planets don't. Curriculum: Star and planet gazing. Stars twinkle because of turbulence in the atmosphere of the Earth. Planets do not twinkle the way stars do.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Mission to the Moon/Mindy's Moon Bounce House (#107H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Mission to the Moon" - Sean tells Jet, Sydney, and Mindy about the Apollo 11 mission, and the kids decide to do a real-life reenactment of man's first mission landing on the Moon! Curriculum: The first manned mission to the Moon took place on July 20, 1969, and the first two humans on the Moon were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. The astronauts were launched from a Saturn V rocket on the Apollo 11 mission.
"Mindy's Moon Bounce House" - Jet gives a special birthday gift to Mindy that allows her to defy gravity. She has so much fun hovering above everyone, the others have to convince her to come back to Earth in time for her party. Curriculum: Gravity is a natural phenomenon by which all physical bodies attract one another. Gravity gives weight to physical objects and causes them to fall towards the ground when dropped.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Beep Has The Blues/Chore Day (#108H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"Beep Has the Blues" - Beep is sad because her sister rover on Mars, Boop, is sick and can't move. Celery flies the kids out to Mars to try to help and discover the problem - that Boop's solar panels have been covered in dust. Curriculum: A planetary rover is a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of a planet or other celestial body.
"Chore Day" - Jet learns what chores are, and he and Sean help Sydney turn her chores into science games! Curriculum: Force is any interaction that tends to change the motion of an object. Force can also be explained as a push or pull.

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  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

A Kid's Guide to Mars/Jet 2 (#109H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"A Kid's Guide to Mars" - Celery and Carrot need to update their guidebook about Mars, and the kids join them on a trip to see how much things have changed on Mars in the last four billion years. Curriculum: Mars was once (4 billion years ago) a lot like Earth, with oceans, clouds and drinkable water. Something happened 3.7 billion years ago that turned Mars' atmosphere from warm and wet to dry and cold.
"Jet 2" - Jet builds a robot version of himself, so that he can be in "two places at once!" But Jet learns what jealousy is when the other kids seem to be having more fun with Jet 2 than they are with him! Curriculum: A robot is an automatic mechanical device often resembling a human or animal. Humans build robots to perform the tasks humans can't do, but people are still in control because they give instructions to the robots.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

Souped-Up Saucer/Pet Sounds (#201H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Celery has souped-up the family saucer, adding new features for the kids to use, including a robot arm. They test drive it with a trip to the Moon. / Jet takes care of Mitchell's dog Cody for the weekend, and attempts to teach him some new tricks.

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 11, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 12, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

More Than One Moon/Visit to Mom's Office (#110H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

"More than One Moon" - Mindy is shocked to learn that there is more than one moon in the solar system. Celery flies the kids out to Mars so they can see what its two moons look like compared to ours. Curriculum: There is more than one moon in the Universe; in fact, there are hundreds of moons in our own Solar System. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are unusual in that they are not round like our moon, but oddly shaped, like battered potatoes.
"Visit to Mom's Office" - Sean and Sydney take Jet to meet Sean's mom,a scientist, at the Deep Space Array. She explains that they're looking for stars with their own systems of exoplanets to detect if there might be any that contain life. But will taking Jet out in public expose his secret identity? Curriculum: An exoplanet is a planet that doesn't orbit the Earth's sun, but instead orbits a different star in the Universe.

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  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 13, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
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Endless Summer/Jet Shrinks The Kids (#204) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Jet is amazed to find out that the entire Earth doesn't have the same season at the same time. So he flies with Sydney and Sean from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere to compare and experience holidays in winter and summer...all in one day! Mindy feels bad that she's the smallest kid in the group, so sympathetic Jet and friends use a shrink-ray and become her size. The plan goes awry, and Jet, Sean, Sydney, and Sunspot become the size of mice. Mindy has to follow intricate diagrams to reverse the shrink-ray!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 13, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Aug 18, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Aug 19, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 -- 6:30pm Remind me

I Feel The Earth Move/Zerk Visits Earth (#202H) Duration: 28:46 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

When the kids experience an earthquake in Boxwood Terrace, Celery takes them up into space to study the Earth's plates and fault lines from above. / Jet's overactive cousin Zerk comes to Earth for a visit, and the kids show him around the neighborhood.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Mindy and Carrot Bake/Commander Cressida Begins (#213) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

While making a cake, Carrot and Mindy find they are one are short one ingredient, so they head to the store. But Carrot accidentally pushes a wrong button on the wagon's newly-updated control panel, and they take off into outer space! Using a diagram, methodical experimentation, and record keeping, Mindy and Carrot figure out how to properly fly the saucer back home, where they finally finish the cake. Mindy has a problem: now that she's been to space with the bigger kids, she realizes how much there is out there to see! How can she decide where to explore next? Sydney asks her mom, Dr. Skelley, who presents them with the very first edition of Commander Cressida comics! In reading the comic book, Mindy comes to appreciate that she, like Commander Cressida, can explore space "one adventure at a time."

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  • PBS Kids: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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Mindy's Bedtime/Galileo, Galileo! (#214) Duration: 28:55 SRND51 TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Mindy has to go to bed when the Sun goes down, but she's having such a fun day with her friends. She asks Jet and the others to help her keep the Sun from going down. The older kids humor Mindy and try to help "slow down the Sun." All their efforts make Mindy so sleepy that she decides to go home and sleep. Sydney and Jet are having a hard time explaining to Mindy that the Sun doesn't move - the Earth is moving around the Sun, so the Sun seems to move. Then Sean comes over dressed as his science hero Galileo, getting ready to do a school report. Mindy asks "Galileo" to explain why the Sun seems to move, and Sean practices for his report by explaining how the planets move, in character as Galileo!

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  • PBS Kids: Mon, Aug 27, 2018 -- 5:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

      KQET (DT25.1, 25.2 & 25.3) was unable to transmit from late Saturday 6/02 through early Monday 6/04 due to a break in the third party fiber feed somewhere between KQED’s Master Control room in San Francisco and the uplink reception point at California State University Monterey Bay. The break was found and fixed shortly after … Continue reading 6/04/18: KQET Signal Loss

    • DIRECTV KQED Plus 54 HD Issue

      We are experiencing a technical issue with DIRECTV which has affected our broadcast in High Definition.  We appreciate your patience, and for watching KQED Public Television!

    • KQED World Technical Issue

      UPDATE: The technical issue that we were experiencing has been resolved. KQED WORLD has now resumed regularly scheduled programming. Please find a discrepancy report below. 13:00-13:32 ET Secrets of the Dead #1602: Van Gogh’s Ear 13:32 ET: Regularly scheduled programming resumes ***Due to a technical issue, KQED WORLD will be airing evergreen programming (Secrets of … Continue reading KQED World Technical Issue

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KQED DTV Channels

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KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

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KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
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Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.