To the edge of the universe

Canada, 1969

Film
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An account of the construction, in Algonquin Park, Ontario, of a radiotelescope designed by Canada’s National Research Council. Working simultaneously with the telescope of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at Penticton, British Columbia, it was used to measure the first arc of a quasar (quasi-stellar radio source) at the outermost fringe of our universe. The success of this probe opened up new possibilities of astronomical enquiry.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Douglas Cameron

Dennis Sawyer

Duration

00:22:17:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1969

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

322920

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cosmology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Quasars

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio telescopes

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Experiments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Telescopes

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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