Reaching for the stars

Australia, 1957

Film
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Shows Australian research in astronomy. Visits the observatory at Mount Stromolo, which houses big telescopes, cameras to map the skies, and the National Time Service. Goes on to show research on radio astronomy at the Radiophysics Laboratory (CSIRO), Sydney, and using Mills cross of stationary aerials and other devices. Pictures the windmill aerials at Dapto, used for tracking the sun

Credits

director

Loch Townsend

producer

John Martin-Jones

production company

Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

Australian news and Information Bureau

Language

English

Duration

00:12:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

27766

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomical instruments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio astronomy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Telescopes

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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