Measuring the speed of light
The Challenge The Challenge

Have you seen the movie Contact? If not, you can see a small snippet, actually the first 3 minutes of her introduction, by clicking the image below:

After you have carefully watched the extract, try to answer the following questions:  

  1. How does the type of music change the further away we move from Earth? Can you identify the era the songs heard belong to? 
  2. Why don’t we hear anything from a certain point onwards?
  3. How fast must the camera be moving, to observe what we see?

For this exercise you will remotely operate the real laboratory of a German university in order to collect data which you will use to measure the speed of light.

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