Science Physics documentaries

The Universe Season 2

Science Presenter Erik Thomson 2008 Unrated

The Universe Season 2 is a series of educational science documentary films made in 2007.   The aim of the show is to answer popular scientific questions about the nature of the universe from the nature of black holes to solar systems, even the beginning of our reality. To explain the[...]

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - Carl Sagan

Science Presenter Carl Sagan 1980

Cosmos with Carl Sagan makes one think deeply about the very fundamentals of our universe. Carl is one of the most well-known scientists in the world because of his ability to popularise scientific subjects by giving them profound meaning, a skill he demonstrates extensively in this documentary seri[...]

PBS Space Time

Science Presenter Matt O'Dowd 2018

PBS Space Time is a free documentary series that takes us through our deepest understandings about the universe we live in. What is in the deepest areas of space away from us? Where will entropy take us? How did the physics of the universe allow for carbon-based life to exist?   These are[...]

From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature

Science Presenter Helen Czerski 2018

From Ice to Fire: The Incredible Science of Temperature, a new 2018 three-part science documentary series hosted by Dr Helen Czerski explaining the amazing world of temperature.   Everything in the universe has a state of heat, defined by how active a particular objects particles are[...]

History of the World in 2 Hours

ScienceNature Presenter Corey Burton 2011 Unrated

  The Big Bang Theory is an effort to explain what happened at the very beginning of our universe. The theory is that our universe sprang into existence as singularity around 13.7 billion years ago. The history of humans or the dinosaurs is insignificant within this timescale, even the Earth[...]

Project Greenglow: The Quest for Gravity Control

Science Presenter Peter Capaldi 2016

  Project Greenglow, the project for controlling gravity. Gravity is a force that binds the whole universe together; if we did not have it the universe would probably not exist at all because it would have simply fallen apart. As a result, this mysterious force has captivated humans for cent[...]

Horizon the Mystery of Dark Energy

The Mystery of Dark Energy: Science is faced with one its toughest questions ever and the answer could revolutionise the way we understand our Universe and physics on its most fundamental level. Currently we have little if any understanding of Dark energy, the effects of which were discovered in 199[...]

Dancing in the Dark: The End of Physics?

Scientists still do not know what the universe is really made of. Its true that we only fully understand how atoms work which from our point of view seems like a massive part of the universe since they are the building blocks of stars, planets and us, however the reality is that atoms only make up a[...]

Secrets of Quantum Physics Ep 2

Quantum Phsycist Dr Jim Al-Fhalili asks whether the strange world of Quatum of mechanics can answer some of the most perplexing questions in Biology. How birds manage to navigate across huge distances while maintaining a sense of direction. He goes onto look at the role quantum vibrations have on ou[...]

Secrets of quantum physics Ep 1

Science Presenter Jim Al-Khalili 2014

Secrets of quantum physics Ep 1: We are on the dawn of a quantum age in human history. In this documentary, the theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili explores some of the deepest questions that quantum physics may hold, in respect to what we already know about the universe.   Wha[...]

Universe or Multiverse - Quantum Physics

Are we living in a universe which is finite? If so where does it end and what is beyond that? In this documentary which is based on the book “the fabric of the cosmos”, we explore this incredibly deep and complex theory.

A curated collection of physics documentaries available to watch online for free. All of the chemistry documentary films featured here are full length.