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| 28 min

A triumph of film art, creating on the screen a vast, awe-inspiring picture of the universe as it would appear to a voyager through space, this film was among the sources used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001: A Space Odyssey. Realistic animation takes you into far regions of space, beyond the reach of the strongest telescope, past Moon, Sun, and Milky Way into galaxies yet unfathomed.

  • director
    Roman Kroitor
    Colin Low
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • editing
    Tom Daly
  • script
    Roman Kroitor
  • commentary
    Stanley Jackson
  • narrator
    Douglas Rain
  • camera
    Denis Gillson
    Wolf Koenig
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn


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Ages 12 to 17

Science - Space

Given the age of the film, consider the elements of it that are still pertinent today. Discuss the advances in astronomical research that have occurred since 1960. Account for the reasons why no life (as we know it) exists on other planets. What facts did you find most interesting about Pluto, Mars and Jupiter? Research topics: the cycle of comets; novas and supernovas; the Milky Way.

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