Title Details

Reaching for the Stars

Astronomy in Australia in the late 1950s.
Year : 1958 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : John Martin Jones
Director : Loch Townsend |
Opening titles. Still night sky showing galaxies/stars. Telescope through observatory roof. Pan night sky. VS men looking through telescopes. Aerials Mount Stomblo Observatory. Exteriors and interiors. Director of Mt Stomblo. People looking through bookshelves in library, CU individual books on astronomy. VS dials and mechanisms of telescope. Female astronomer. Interior telescope. Astronomers examining printouts and photographs. CU's photos of stars.
Access No. 123775 | 6 mins | 1950s | Mount Stomblo, Canberra, ACT, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Radio telescope. CU inside radar dish and side view. Main control room monitoring radio signals. Exterior Radio physics Laboratory of CSIRO in Sydney. Aerials Fleurs set of dishes near St.Marys, Sydney. Two crosses of radars/aerials. Dapto, south of Sydney, windmill radars/aerials tracking sun. CU's. Astronomers at work, CU photographs. Dapto interior. Exterior radar. Some night shots, Still photo of stars/galaxies.
Access No. 124975 | 4 mins 18 secs | 1950s | Sydney, St Marys, Dapto, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |