Light Years from Andromeda is a show about cosmic distances, light speed, history, and evolution presented as a journey between two galaxies that spans light years. A beam of light leaves the Andromeda Galaxy and travels across the void of intergalactic space. On a planet located in a nearby galaxy, intelligent life evolves. As the light speeds across the light years, over the course of centuries, the primitives on the planet form cultures and civilizations - and begin to wonder about the Universe surrounding them. Their awareness of the night sky increases as the beam of light draws near to their planet. When the light reaches the earth, some of the descendants of the early hunters have just escaped the bonds of their world s gravity and visited the Moon. In modern times, scientific study of space helps the planet’s current inhabitants to understand the properties of light and the ways that understanding shapes our further knowledge of the Universe.