A short film by Charles and Ray Eames. It was made in 1968. The goal of this movie is to give you a sense of the scale of things in the universe. It starts with the size of the universe (about 1025meters) and progressively zooms down to the size of sub-atomic particles (10-16meters). The movie is 8m 47s long.

There's now an interactive CD-ROM based on the movie and a pretty good website at


It seemed like every class in high school showed this film. The only movie I've probably seen more than the Powers of Ten is Star Wars.