Genius by Stephen Hawking

Where Are We?

Three ordinary people a series of fun physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe and find out where we really are?

Where Are We?

54m 11s

Three ordinary people a series of fun physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe and find out where we really are?

Previews + Extras

  • How Far Apart Are the Moon and the Earth?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Far Apart Are the Moon and the Earth?

    S1 E6 - 2m 11s

    The volunteers are given scale models of the moon and Earth. They must guess the distance between the two and then work out how to find out the correct answer. They use the moon in the sky to find the distance between their two models.

  • Pendulum Experiment: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pendulum Experiment

    S1 E6 - 50s

    We are introduced to Foucault’s pendulum. Moving under the influence of gravity, over the course of a day the pendulum’s direction of swing will move, a bit like the hands of a clock. But what was the source of the rotation?

  • Smartphone and Tablet Models of the Galaxies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Smartphone and Tablet Models of the Galaxies

    S1 E6 - 2m 2s

    The volunteers tackle their next challenge: If we could fit our galaxy on a smart phone and Andromeda on a tablet, how far apart would they be? They work out how far away the two galaxies are from each other with some simple math and can visually see how far the nearest galaxy is to our Milky Way.

  • Where Are We?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Where Are We?

    S1 E6 - 30s

    Three ordinary people a series of fun physical and mental challenges to show them how to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe and find out where we really are?

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