Stairway to heaven

United Kingdom, 1950

Film
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This film deals with the study of astronomy from the time of the early Egyptians and Greeks, through the Middle Ages, when Galileo’s asertion that the earth moved revolutionised science, until the present day. The discovery of the telescope, and its development to the precision instrument it is today, is dealt with in detail.

Credits

production company

Cadman-Omand Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:16:57:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28872

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientific apparatus and instruments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space sciences - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Telescopes

People → Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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