Robert H. Goddard


This brief video includes a summary of Robert Goddard's contributions to rocket science and and archival footage of him at work with his team launching a rocket outside Roswell, New Mexico. 

Published on YouTube by Nasagoblog on Oct. 10, 2010, this video is an excerpt from "Moonwalk Series: Episode 1: The Day Before," a 1970s documentary about the Apollo program.

Alexander Calder


Sandy Calder can be seen engaging with his pioneering artwork in these four videos, available on the Calder Foundation website.

Alexander Calder, Short Films

The Calder Foundation - Historic Films


“Sculpture and Constructions,” by Herbert Matter, 1944.


“Works of Calder,” by Herbert Matter, 1950.


“From the Circus to the Moon,” by Hans Richter, 1963.


“Work in Progress,” 1968.



Maria Sibylla Merian


In this video, a range of Maria's artwork is presented to a Händel concerto.

Maria Sibylla Merian, Short Films

Maria Sibylla Merian - YouTube


Georg Friedrich Händel, Concerto Grosso Op. 3, no. 2, Maria Sibylla Merian, Posted by Mangott, 2010.



Luke Howard


In this video featuring a modern-day descendant of Luke's, we learn of Luke's classifications of clouds and and see some interesting cloud formations.

Luke Howard, Short Films

Luke Howard - YouTube


"Luke Howard: The man who named the clouds," by Anna Slingo, 2010.



The Montgolfier Brothers


This is a brief documentary about Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier's invention of the hot air balloon and the first flights of human beings.



The Montgolfier Brothers - Neanderpeople


"The Montgolifer Brothers and the Hot-Air Balloon," Great Moments in Science & Technology, 2007.