In this episode the volunteers take on some extraordinary tasks. To start, they visit a lake in Nevada. Using a helicopter, a boat and a powerful laser, can they prove the earth is round – and even measure it. Next they head off to the iconic Black Rock Desert to try and get a grip on the massive scale of the solar system. We learn that our galaxy is full of billions of stars, and the sun, the centre of our solar system, is just one of them. What’s more, our galaxy is just one of billions of similar clusters in the universe, which stretch out in every direction.
Genius by Stephen Hawking. Episode 6, Where Are We?.
PBS, 2016.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by PBS in 2016.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Bowie, Ben, film director.; Riddick, Iain, film director.; Sayers, Jane, film director.; Ridout, Lucie, film director.; Hawking, Stephen, actor.
PBS (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst