The science of film animation and new knowledge of outer space brings to the screen this spectacular, awe-inspiring view of our solar system. Staggering distances are eliminated through the art of film, and there, before our eyes, is displayed the wonder of the universe. The moon, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Venus, Earth, the most favoured planet, and all the other satellites and lesser matter in space are seen in amazing detail and perspective, in their eternal orbits around the sun.
Our collection comprises over 40,000 moving image works, acquired and catalogued between the 1940s and early 2000s. As a result, some items may reflect outdated, offensive and possibly harmful views and opinions. ACMI is working to identify and redress such usages.
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In ACMI's collection
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)