• Short Summary

    At Radcliffe Observatory near Pretoria is the world's largest telescope.

  • Description

    Part of CALLING ALL STARS issue.

    The world's largest telescope, at Radcliffe Observatory, Klapper Kop, Pretoria, South Africa.

    Various shots of observatory roof opening and a massive telescope slowly moving into position. We see Dr. Knox Shaw (sp.) on observer's platform. The platform lifts upwards to bring Dr. Shaw level with telescope's lens. More shots of various mechanical bits of telescope moving.

    Note: some film damage and bit of spacing on mute neg.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1272.07
    Media URN:
    42603
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:04:00 / 01:12:20:00
    Canister:
    NSP 161

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