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    History of telescopes includes a look at some modern and powerful examples - no soundtrack.

  • Description

    Through A Telescope. Part of issue LOOK OUT!

    Soundtrack is currently missing for this whole issue.

    Mostly shot in London.

    M/S of a man the roof of a building (Pathe House?) looking through a telescope. We see several shots of London landmarks - Nelson's Column, London Coliseum, Big Ben.

    Studio shot of a rotund monk looking at the sky through a lens. Animated diagrams by Joe Noble illustrate the history of telescopes and refractors and explain how they work. View through a telescope of Westminster Abbey (?) the wrong way and the right way up. A man and woman in period costume (could be Galileo or Newton?) look through a French window at the sky using a refractor. Brief shot of the milky way, presumably seen through this telescope.

    Several shots of a young man in a garden looking through a telescope with a framework around it. Shots of a massive telescope at an observatory - could be in United States of America. Animated diagrams relating to modern telescope equipment. One seems to be informing us that the 200 inch mirror at Palomar, California, is big enough to park a truck on.

    Back to the young man on the building. We see the view he is looking at - a silhouette of a woman's legs as she puts on one of her stockings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2787.18
    Media URN:
    81879
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1944
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:27:00 / 01:44:04:00
    Canister:
    NSP 431

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