Douglas Adams said it and he was right. Gene Rayburn and the Match Game gang might ask, “How big IS it?” There are some notable answers. Angelenos Charles and Ray Eames created Powers of Ten, a short film narrated by the legendary Philip Morrison.
Now, retired computer programmer David Butler has created the video book ‘How Far Away Is It?’ to look across time and space through the eyes of the Great Observatories. Eighteen segments cover the Solar System, our Milky Way, and then other Galaxies. Educated as a physicist, Butler set the field aside to work with computers, and upon retirement came back to it to see what had happened while he was away. This labor of of love with well-known classical music in the background is another dandy answer.