OT - Photographs of the universe

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by William Graham, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. William Graham, Apr 23, 2004
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  2. William Graham

    Alan Browne Guest

    Neat. There was a television program, I believe on NOVA that took the
    same approach and Scientific American published a book with the same
    theme (and the material of the NOVA program (or was it Sci Am?)). The
    book is called Powers of Ten and is one of my favourites to glance
    through from time to time.
    Alan Browne, Apr 23, 2004
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  3. Yeah....What amazes me is that, even though there are 40 powers of ten
    illustrated in the sequence, it is still "open ended"....That is, there is
    no obvious stopping point at either end....The very large end, or the very
    small end......
    William Graham, Apr 23, 2004
  4. William Graham

    Mark M Guest

    Interesting presentation.
    It reminds me of a great IMAX film that was out in '97 or so...
    ....It was centered around the "power of 10".
    The film essentially did the same thing, but in reverse order...starting
    with a small circle in a street scene in Italy (I think). From there, it
    took the viewer farther and farther out into space--but in the unique
    surround effects that make IMAX theaters so different.

    I've got it on DVD now, and is worth recommending.

    Mark M, Apr 24, 2004
  5. William Graham

    Alan Browne Guest

    If it's the one done by Sicientific American and/or NOVA, then it was a
    park off lake Michigan in Chigaco not far from Midway airport. It
    certainly is in the book, Powers of Ten.
    Alan Browne, Apr 24, 2004
  6. William Graham

    Mark M Guest

    I don't think that's the one.
    This is called "Cosmic Voyage," and was nominated for an Academy Award.
    -Nominated by Morgan Freeman...
    Don't know about any association with Nova.
    Mark M, Apr 24, 2004
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