Mirror in the sky

United States, 1959

Film
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A story of research and discovery which, through the work of such scientists as Hertz, Marconi, Heaviside and - more particularly - Sir Edward Appleton, has led to the development of modern radio-communications. Some of the techniques which owe their origin to Appleton’s concept of the ionosphere are now being applied to radar, to reliable world-wide radio links, and more recently, to the science of radio-astronomy.

Credits

production company

Realist Films

producer

Basil Wright

Duration

00:21:33:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1959

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323483

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Radio - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Radar

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United Nations

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Discoveries (in science)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radar

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Radio astronomy

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Scientists

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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