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Record Unit 520

National Air and Space Museum. Albert Einstein Planetarium

Audiotapes and Videotapes, circa 1970-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Air and Space Museum. Albert Einstein Planetarium
Title: Audiotapes and Videotapes
Dates: circa 1970-1989
Quantity: 39.64 cu. ft. (12 document boxes) (58 tall document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 520
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of videotapes and audiotapes of Spacearium presentations.

Historical Note

In 1974 the Presentation and Education Division at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) was organized to develop and implement educational programs and operate the theater and planetarium planned for the new museum, then being built. A thirty-foot domed planetarium, called the Experimentarium, went into operation in the Arts and Industries Building to serve as a trial ground for the seventy-foot structure being planned. In 1975 the Federal Republic of Germany gave the United States, as a Bicentennial gift, a Zeiss planetarium projector for the planetarium. The planetarium was dedicated as the Albert Einstein Spacearium and opened in July 1976.

Von Del Chamberlain served as Chief of the Presentation and Education Division, 1974-1978, and Charles G. Barbely was Planetarium Officer, 1976-1978. In 1978, Presentation and Education was divided, with the Planetarium remaining with Presentation under Von Del Chamberlain until 1980. In that year the Planetarium became independent and the position of chief was vacant. In 1981 the Planetarium was placed under the Exhibits and Presentation Division, with Richard D. Crawford as Chief and Thomas H. Callen, II, as Chief of the Planetarium Unit. James H. Sharp served as Chief of the unit, 1983- . Since 1983, the Planetarium has been moved around the administrative hierarchy a number of times, from Space Science and Exploration, to Museum Operations, to Exhibits and Production Operations, and finally to Interpretive Programs, 1989- .

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of videotapes and audiotapes of Spacearium presentations.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 520, National Air and Space Museum. Albert Einstein Planetarium, Audiotapes and Videotapes

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Container List

Box 1

1/4" Audiotapes on 5", 7", and 10" Reels:

Cosmic Awakening

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening: Burgess Meredith

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening 4/26/1976 Reel 1 of 2, Dub of Cosmic Awakening with Wright Music, This Reel

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening 4/26/1976 Reel 2 of 2, Dub of Cosmic Awakening with Wright Music, Reel I

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Burgess Meredith Narration Out takes from CAI

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Intro Outro, 7/7/1976

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Intro Outro, 7/28/1976

Box 1 of 70

Cosmic Awakening:

Box 1 of 70
Language: French & German Reel 1 of 2, 6/20/1976
Language: French & German Reel 2 of 2, 6/20/1976
Language: French & German Master, 12/2/1976
Language: Japanese & Spanish Master
Language: Japanese & Spanish, Reel 1 of 2
Language: Japanese & Spanish, Reel 2 of 2

Box 2

1/4" Audiotapes on 5", 7", and 10" Reels:

Cosmic Awakening:

Box 2 of 70
Unedited Burgess Meredith, Reel #1, Dub
Soundtrack Duplicate Reel 2 of 2
Rough Tape Reel #2
Soundtrack Duplicate Reel 1 of 2
Rough Tape, Reel #1, 3/29/1976
B. Meredith Rough Narration
Meredith and Voices Timed Narration and Pause, Reel 1 of 2
B. Meredith Duplicate 1 of 2
B. Meredith Dub #5, 1/15/1976
B. Meredith Dub #3, 1/15/1976
B. Meredith Dub
B. Meredith Dub #4
B. Meredith Dub #6
NASM 2 of 2, 3/24/1976

Box 3

Cosmic Awakening:

Box 3 of 70
Aircraft Takeoff, National Airport
Air Raid Sirens

Cosmic Awakenings Sfx 8, Out takes, 4/21/1976

Box 3 of 70

Cosmic Awakening & To Fly on Mackenzie Format, 2/7/1977

Box 3 of 70

Box 4

Cosmic Awakening Reel A3 2"

Box 4 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Narration B. Meredith, Reel 1 of 1

Box 4 of 70

Box 5

Cosmic Awakening 2" Final Master Reel #1, 4/21/1976, NASM

Box 5 of 70

Box 6

1/4" Cosmic Awakening Master Mix, 4/8/1976, Reel 2 of 2

Box 6 of 70

1/4" Cosmic Awakening Master John Adams

Box 6 of 70

1/4" Cosmic Awakening Reel #1, 1/15/1976

Box 6 of 70

1/4" Cosmic Awakening:

Box 6 of 70
Music Master #1
Music Master #3

Box 7

Cosmic Awakening 1/4" Audio:

Box 7 of 70
French Master Reel 1 of 2
German Master Reel 2 of 2

Cosmic Awakening B-2 2" Video, NASM

Box 7 of 70

Box 8

Cosmic Awakening: Spanish Master Reel #1

Box 8 of 70

Cosmic Awakening B-3 2" Video, NASM

Box 8 of 70

Box 9

Cosmic Awakening 1/4" Audio:

Box 9 of 70
Spanish and Japanese Master, Reel 2 of 2
French and German Out takes

Cosmic Awakening Reel A-2 2" Video, NASM

Box 9 of 70

Box 10

Cosmic Awakening Master 2 1" (Glitch)

Box 10 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Sfx 1/4" 1 of 2

Box 10 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Sfx 1/4" 2 of 2

Box 10 of 70

Cosmic Awakening II Master

Box 10 of 70

Box 11

Cosmic Awakening 1/4" Audio:

Box 11 of 70
Telemetry and Rocket Sfx, 4/8/1976
Intro/Outro
Music Master 2, 9/30/1976
Reel #2 with Burgess Meredith
Reel #3 Tails, 1/15/1976, NASM

Box 12

Cosmic Awakening 1/4" Reel To Reel Audio:

Box 12 of 70
Reel #4
Reel #5
Reel #6

Cosmic Awakening I 1"

Box 12 of 70

Cosmic Awakening Japanese Master 1/4" Audio Reel 1 of 2

Box 12 of 70

Box 13

2" Master Reel B-1 Cosmic Awakening

Box 13 of 70

1" Cosmic Awakening Mix Master 3

Box 13 of 70

Box 14

Cosmic Awakening 2" Reel A-1

Box 14 of 70

Box 15

Cosmic Awakening #1 Master, 4/25/1976

Box 15 of 70

2" Cosmic Awakening Intro-Outro Grote Reber

Box 15 of 70

Box 16

NASM "Reawakening" 2" Master Video Reel #2

Box 16 of 70

NASM Reawakening 1/4" Audio Master

Box 16 of 70

Box 17

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Worlds of Tomorrow 3/26/1979 Japanese and Spanish

Box 17 of 70

Worlds of Tomorrow:

Box 17 of 70
French
French/German
Voice Inserts "The NY Tape," 5/17/1978

Worlds of Tomorrow Mackenzie Format

Box 17 of 70

Worlds of Tomorrow:

Box 17 of 70
French
Spanish Master
Japanese Master
German
Voice Inserts "New York Tape"
Voice & Music

Box 18

Worlds of Tomorrow 1/4" Audiotape 12/23/1977 with Bill Penn Music Demo

Box 18 of 70

Worlds of Tomorrow #1 2" Video, NASM

Box 18 of 70

Worlds of Tomorrow Voice Master

Box 18 of 70

Box 19

Worlds of Tomorrow 1" Master Voice & Music

Box 19 of 70

Worlds of Tomorrow #4 2" Video

Box 19 of 70

Box 20

Worlds of Tomorrow 1" Language

Box 20 of 70

Worlds of Tomorrow Bill Penn 2"

Box 20 of 70

Box 21

1" Worlds of Tomorrow Master 1

Box 21 of 70

2" Worlds of Tomorrow 2

Box 21 of 70

Box 22

2" Worlds of Tomorrow #3, 3/31/1978

Box 22 of 70

Box 23

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

New Eyes on the Universe:

Box 23 of 70
#36 Synthesized Wind Sfx
#35 Astronaut Sfx from Cartoon
#31 Glenn Kezer Review Master 2
#42 Scratch Track Master
#34 Narration Dub Edited Version
#16 Constellations
#27 Renee Channey 1
#28 Renee Channey 2
#29 Renee Channey 3
#30 Glenn Kezer
#33 Rough Composition
#38 Rough Quad Mixes

Box 24

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

New Eyes on the Universe:

Box 24 of 70
#39 Rough for Radio
#40 Stereo Dub of Complete Show
#43 Scratch Track Mix
Entrance Music Master
Language Dub from 8-track

Box 25

New Eyes on the Universe 1" Test Tape

Box 25 of 70

New Eyes on the Universe:

Box 25 of 70
10" Reel #32 Rough Composition Master
10" Reel #20 Renee Channey Narration Master 2
10" Reel #19 Renee Channey Narration Master 1
10" Reel #18 Edited Narration Master

Box 26

1/4"New Eyes on the Universe:

Box 26 of 70
Reel #21 Renee Channey Narration Master 3
Reel #22 Renee Channey Narration Master 4

New Eyes on the Universe: Reel #1

Box 26 of 70

Box 27

New Eyes on the Universe Script

Box 27 of 70

New Eyes on the Universe Dub #6 (Performance Tape) 1982 1" Video

Box 27 of 70

New Eyes on the Universe Reel #8 Reel A 1/4" Audio

Box 27 of 70

New Eyes on the Universe Reel #9 Quad Master Mix Reel B, 1/4" Audio

Box 27 of 70

Box 28

1" New Eyes on the Universe Foreign Language (S)

Box 28 of 70

2" New Eyes on the Universe Reel #5, Cues

Box 28 of 70

Box 29

1" New Eyes on the Universe on The Universe Sub Master 12 Track

Box 29 of 70

2" New Eyes on the Universe Reel #7

Box 29 of 70

Box 30

2" New Eyes on the Universe Reel #6

Box 30 of 70

Box 31

2" New Eyes on the Universe Reel #2

Box 31 of 70

Box 32

2" New Eyes on the Universe Reel #3

Box 32 of 70

Box 33

2" New Eyes on the Universe Reel #4

Box 33 of 70

Box 34

1/2" and 1/4 " Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Probe Narration Murray

Box 34 of 70

Probe Revised Murray, Outs, Reel #2

Box 34 of 70

Probe Foreign Language

Box 34 of 70

Probe Wild Sounds

Box 34 of 70

Probe Final Narration

Box 34 of 70

Probe Narration with Larry Lewman

Box 34 of 70

Probe Revised

Box 34 of 70

Probe: Rough Compilation

Box 34 of 70

Box 35

Probe:

Box 35 of 70
Blastoff Sfx
Q21 Parts
Probe Narration
16-Track Voyager and Jupiter
Narration (Audio cassette)
Narration (Audio cassette)

Box 36

Probe:

Box 36 of 70
Master 4-Track Reel A
Master 4-Track Reel B
Edited Narration Master
Mix Reel 4
Mix Reel 1

Box 37

Probe Mix Reel #5

Box 37 of 70

Probe 2" Master Reel #1

Box 37 of 70

Box 38

Probe 2" Master Reel #3

Box 38 of 70

Box 39

Probe 2" Master Reel #4

Box 39 of 70

Box 40

Probe 2" Master Reel #5

Box 40 of 70

Box 41

Probe 2", Reel #2, Mixed, 5/7/1982

Box 41 of 70

Box 42

1" Probe Voyager Montage 1" Videotape

Box 42 of 70

2" Probe Reel #6

Box 42 of 70

Box 43

2" Probe Reel #7

Box 43 of 70

Box 44

Script for Comet Quest, 1984

Box 44 of 70

Comets Master Reel I 1/4" Audio

Box 44 of 70

Comets Master Reel II 1/4" Audio

Box 44 of 70

Comets 1/4" Mixmaster Reel B, 30ips

Box 44 of 70

1" Comet Quest Master (Ratcliffe)

Box 44 of 70

Box 45

1/2" and 1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Summertime, Music & Sfx

Box 45 of 70

Summertime Narration Edited Original

Box 45 of 70

Summertime:

Box 45 of 70
Production Music (1)
Production Music (2)
Production Music (3)

Box 46

State of the Universe:

Box 46 of 70
Foreign Language Master, 4-track
Arthur Version
All Takes Reel 1 of 2 1/4"
All Takes Reel 2 of 2 1/4 "

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Celebration of Flight, Jim Shere

Box 46 of 70

Celebration of Flight Translation

Box 46 of 70

Celebration of Flight 1/2" Audio Final Mix Safety

Box 46 of 70

Box 47

Symphony of the Satellites and Moon Journeys 2" Videotape

Box 47 of 70

Box 48

1/4" Moon Journeys Master Audio

Box 48 of 70

1/4" Symphony of the Satellites and Moon Journeys Voice Master

Box 48 of 70

1/4" Symphony of the Satellites Master Audio

Box 48 of 70

Symphony of Satellites Voice Master Gene Knight

Box 48 of 70

Box 49

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Celebration of Flight Mix Master (Also Labeled Oldest Dream - Audio Master)

Box 49 of 70

Oldest Dream Mono Dub

Box 49 of 70

Oldest Dream Gyro Master

Box 49 of 70

Oldest Dream and Avl Time Track, 8-Track, Audio Master

Box 49 of 70

Oldest Dream Gyro Master

Box 49 of 70

Box 50

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Box 50 of 70
To See the Earth
Master #3
Finished Master, 5/13/1974
Voice Master, 5/10/1974
Sfx 1
Sfx 2

1/2" To See The Earth As It Truly Is, Original 1st Vocal Track, Voice Ivan Scott, 5/10/1974

Box 50 of 70

Box 51

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Stars of Christmas:

Box 51 of 70
Master
John Flynn Voice
Full Track Mono Sound A
Full Track Mono Sound B

Stars of Christmas:

Box 51 of 70
Voice Take 1, John Flynn
Voice Take 2, John Flynn
Master Finished
Voice Take, Von Chamberlain

Box 52

Lecture: Dr. Charles A. Whitney "The Discovery of Our Galaxy," 3/30/1977

Box 52 of 70

Lecture: Grete Reber "Turning in on the Universe," 10/12/1977

Box 52 of 70

Lectures:

Box 52 of 70
Dr. Hartman "Origin of the Solar System"
Dr. Box "Star Birth in the Milky Way"
Dr. Van De Camp "Search for Extra Solar Planets"

Lecture: Dr. Joseph Veverka "The Moons of Mars," 8/12/1977

Box 52 of 70

Lecture: "Journey Back to Time Zero," 6/1/1977

Box 52 of 70

Lecture: Dr. Owen Gingerich "Changing View of Space," 4/27/1977

Box 52 of 70

Box 53

Lecture: Michael Turner "The Earliest History of the Universe," 2/18/1987

Box 53 of 70

Lecture: Dr. Frederick "Cosmic Distance," 4/19/1978

Box 53 of 70

Lecture: Saundra Faber "Starlight," 5/17/1978

Box 53 of 70

Calling All Stars, 8-Track Translation English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese

Box 53 of 70

Calling All Stars, 4-Track Master

Box 53 of 70

Box 54

1/4" Cary Ratcliffe Compositional Demonstration Tape, Fall 1979

Box 54 of 70

2" Ratcliffe Reel #1 Opening, Greece, China, Orbit, Perihelion

Box 54 of 70

Box 55

1/2" Cary Ratcliffe Source Tape - Reel I

Box 55 of 70

Cary Ratcliffe and Flogger Consort 2"

Box 55 of 70

Box 56

1/2"Cary Ratcliffe Reel 2 Mixmaster I

Box 56 of 70

2" Cary Ratcliffe and Rochester Philharmonic, Eastman Theater

Box 56 of 70

Box 57

Cary Ratcliffe/SI Session 8-6 Master

Box 57 of 70

Cary Ratcliffe Reel #4

Box 57 of 70

Box 58

2" Cary Ratcliffe Session (1 of 2) Rochester Philharmonic Eastman Theater

Box 58 of 70

Box 59

2" Cary Ratcliffe Reel #3 Entrance Tones

Box 59 of 70

Box 60

2" Carey Ratcliffe Reel #2 Cue 20 1st on the Mall Transitions Cue 22 Comet Chaser

Box 60 of 70

Box 61

NASM Final 2" Master Reel #3, 4/11/1976

Box 61 of 70

NASM #1

Box 61 of 70

Box 62

NASM #2

Box 62 of 70

NASM #1 Tails, Reel

Box 62 of 70

NASM Mix Reel #2

Box 62 of 70

NASM Mix Reel #3

Box 62 of 70

1/2" NASM #2 Music

Box 62 of 70

Box 63

Final NASM #1, 4/8/1978

Box 63 of 70

1/2" FOS

Box 63 of 70

Box 64

Final NASM #2, 4/8/1978

Box 64 of 70

Spacearium Show Tape sound on, 6/20/1976

Box 64 of 70

Box 65

"Sirus" 7/15/1976 Spacearium Inauguration Stockhausen

Box 65 of 70

Spacearium Dedication Inauguration, 7/15/1976

Box 65 of 70

Box 66

"Sirus" 7/18/1976 Sunday Evening Stockhausen

Box 66 of 70

Alan Toome Galaxies, 3/15/1978

Box 66 of 70

Sun, Stones, Stars Jack Eddy, 3/15/1978

Box 66 of 70

"Sacred Site" Master

Box 66 of 70

Box 67

Audio Descriptions for Apollo Mission Highlights, NASA Space Age Sound Effects, Project Gemini Astronauts in Flight, and Project Mercury in Flight

Box 67 of 70

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Apollo 7 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 8 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 9 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 10 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 12 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 13 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 14 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 15 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 16 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

Apollo 17 Mission Highlights

Box 67 of 70

JFK Excerpt of Moon Landing Commitment

Box 67 of 70

Viking Lander

Box 67 of 70

NASA Space Age Sound Effects

Box 67 of 70

Box 68

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Computer Voice Dub

Box 68 of 70

Lunar Experience:

Box 68 of 70
Dupe
Narration Master
Music Master
Rough Mix
Mixed Master
Dupe

Messerschmitt ME 262

Box 68 of 70

Babe Show #1 Recording

Box 68 of 70

Babe Show #2

Box 68 of 70

Babe Show Primary

Box 68 of 70

Newborn Babe Sfx-Ins

Box 68 of 70

Life in the Universe Parts I&II

Box 68 of 70

Life in the Universe Part III

Box 68 of 70

Box 69

1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Black Hole

Box 69 of 70

Dr. Schwartzchild, 4/20/1983

Box 69 of 70

War of the Worlds

Box 69 of 70

Pre-Recorded Entrance Music Source?

Box 69 of 70

Unknown

Box 69 of 70

Tails, NASM Rough Mix

Box 69 of 70

"The Scale of the Universe" Myron Lecar, 3/6/1974, 1

Box 69 of 70

"Galaxies" Morton Roberts, 3/13/1974, 2

Box 69 of 70

"Interacting Galaxies" Alan Toome, 3/20/1974, 3

Box 69 of 70

"The Local Group" Vera Rubin, 3/27/1974, 4

Box 69 of 70

"Stellar Evolution" Pierre Demarque, 4/3/1974, 5

Box 69 of 70

"Star Formation" Stephen Strom, 4/10/1974, 6

Box 69 of 70

"Big Bang" George Field, 5/1/1974, 8

Box 69 of 70

Box 70

1/2" and 1/4" Audiotapes on 5" and 7" Reels:

Sputnik Satellite

Box 70 of 70

A Bomb

Box 70 of 70

Polka

Box 70 of 70

Crickets - Never Used

Box 70 of 70

Super Nova

Box 70 of 70

GSA Kennedy Lib?

Box 70 of 70

Supernova

Box 70 of 70

Pulsars Jupiter Sun

Box 70 of 70

Pulsars

Box 70 of 70

Reach For the Moon

Box 70 of 70

Solar System

Box 70 of 70

In Sight of Giant Steps

Box 70 of 70

18 Degree Bubble 16mm Film

Box 70 of 70