Solar family

United States, 1936

Film
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The evolution of the solar system revealed according to the planetesimal hypothesis, followed by a portrayal of the real and apparent motion of the planets. Among the special phenomena presented are: the phases of Venus; retrograde motion of Mars; Jupiter and its satellites; the apparent motion of Saturn’s rings; orbits of the planetoids, Eros and Anteros; orbit of Halley’s comet; and the motion of the solar system in space.

Credits

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Duration

00:10:25:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1936

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009995

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Planets

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Solar system

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Solar system - Origin

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space sciences

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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