196028 min 53 secFilm: Animation, Experimental


Direction: Roman KroitorColin Low

Production: Tom Daly

Script: Roman KroitorStanley Jackson

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.

Subject categories

  • Sciences > AnimationAstronomy and Space Sciences
  • Science > Space


Roman Kroitor
Colin Low
Tom Daly
Tom Daly
Roman Kroitor
Stanley Jackson
Douglas Rain
Denis Gillson
Wolf Koenig
Joseph Champagne
sound editing
Kathleen Shannon
Eldon Rathburn


  • Golden Sheaf Award - Best Film of the FestivalYorkton Film Festival
  • First Prize - Silver Oak Leaf - Category: Scientific FilmsInternational Children's Film Festival
  • Chris Certificate Award - Category: Information/Education International Film and Video Festival
  • Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Science and MathematicsItinerant - American Film and Video Festival
  • Technical Mention of the "Commission Supérieure Technique du Cinéma Français"International Film Festival
  • Jury's Prize for the Exceptional Quality of the AnimationInternational Film Festival
  • Best Animated FilmBAFTA / British Academy Film Awards
  • Diploma - Category: Scientific FilmsInternational Annual Film Festival
  • Top Award - Category: Documentary FilmsInternational Annual Film Festival
  • Award of Merit - Category: Theatrical FilmsGenie Awards
  • Film of the YearGenie Awards
  • First Prize - Golden Delfan - Category: Scientific FilmsInternational Educational Film Festival
  • Diploma of MeritInternational Film Festival
  • Diploma of HonourInternational Festival of Scientific and Technical Films
  • AwardScholastic Teachers Magazine Annual Film Awards
  • Cup of the Minister of Tourism and EntertainmentInternational Film Festival
  • Special CommendationInternational Film Festival
  • Best Music Awarded to Eldon RathburnInternational Festival of Educational Films
  • Grand PrizeInternational Festival of Educational Films
  • Best Documentary FilmInternational Festival of Educational Films
  • First Prize - Category: DocumentaryInternational Film Festival
  • Award of MeritScientific Film Festival
  • Diploma of MeritCork Film Festival
  • Nominated one of the ten best films of the last ten yearsEducational Film Library Aassociation of America - Sightlines Magazine
  • Award for Exceptional MeritInternational Festival of Short Films