Chasing Venus

The 18th-century quest to calculate the size of the solar system by observing the transit of Venus was the first truly international scientific undertaking. Andrea Wulf captures the personalities who took on the astronomical challenge in this surprising true story of stargazing, exploration, and politics.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.