The Eames Office made Copernicus from a 3-screen slideshow originally assembled for an international symposium celebrating the 500th anniversary of Copernicus’s birth.

The Smithsonian Institution organized the symposium, which took place on April 23, 1973 at the American Academy of Sciences.

The film focuses on the scientist’s heliocentric theory of the universe while showing his artifacts, books, manuscripts, and scenes from his home town.

Musical score composed and conducted by Elmer Bernstein. 

To learn about the Eames exhibition celebrating Copernicus and his work, click here.

9 Minutes.  Color.