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Bonanza episode
“Look to the Stars”
Season 3, Episode 26
#92 in Series
Air date March 18, 1962
Production code
Guest starring:
Written by Robert M. Fresco

Paul Rink

Directed by Don McDougall
Episode Guide
Previous Episode:
The Lawmaker
Next Episode:
The Gamble
External links
Look to the Stars on IMDb


A young genius, Albert Michelson, is vying for a scholarship and only needs the school teacher's approval to receive it. The blessings of strict and stern Mr. Norton will be hard to obtain, considering he'd expelled Albert and labeled him a "problem child."

This episode is based on the real character of the same name whose parents moved to the US from Poland in 1855 where some of his youth was spent in Viriginia City, Nevada.  He went on to the US Naval Academy to obtain his degrees and spent much of his career experimentally determing the speed of light for which he received a Nobel prize in physics in 1907.


The Cartwrights encourage young genius, Albert Michelson, to pursue his scientific experiments while trying to discover why schoolmaster, George Norton, expelled Albert from school. The teacher seems determined to stand in the way of his appointment to the prestigious Annapolis Naval Academy. Ben and Adam investigate why.

Cast and Characters[]

The Cartwrights


  • Betty Endicott: Brunette townswoman
  • Booth Colman: Henry P. Quince
  • Douglas Lambert: Albert Abraham Michelson
  • George DeNormand: Townsman
  • Joe De Santis: Samuel Michelson
  • Penny Santon: Rosalie Michelson


Did you know?[]

  • German episode title: "Kleine Leute - große Leute", meaning "Little Guys - Big Guys".




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