Episode 8: The Speed of Light | A Practical Guide to the Cosmos

Kalpana and Derrick start us off with a basic framework for understanding the speed of light, then blow all the way out to the edge of the observable universe to show us how we are actually traveling through time when we observe the stars. See the universe like never before! Subscribe to The Franklin Institute for brand-new weekly episodes of A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE COSMOS, an original video series co-hosted by Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts and @TokNerdyToMe’s Kalpana Pot. Explore the many secrets of the universe, from black holes and exoplanets to space travel and the end of time. Plus we’ll show you how, when, and where to make the most of the night sky wherever you are. Sign up at beyond.fi.edu for even more about the show and our hosts, get bonus content and astronomy extras, and find out about upcoming live events. While you’re there, check out our brand-new podcast, SO CURIOUS!, exploring the cutting-edge of biotech, biohacking, and the future of Human 2.0!

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