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Horizon: The Amateur Scientist


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Our changing view of the universe.

Has science become so expensive and complex today that the amateur can no longer participate? Tonight we meet a few of the amateurs who are participating; they include a radio astronomer, a microscopist, a palaeoanthropologist, and a Scottish Minister of the Church who is a world expert on computing the position of comets.
The programme is introduced by C. L. Stong the writer of the monthly column on amateur science in the Scientific American.
A monthly series
See page 30


Speaker: A radio astronomer [name uncredited]
Speaker: A microscopist [name uncredited]
Speaker: A palaeoanthropologist [name uncredited]
Speaker: A Scottish Minister of the Church [name uncredited]
Presenter: C. L. Stong
Cameraman: Ewart Needham
Cameraman: Bill Munn
Sound recordist: Jack Curtis
Sound recordist: John Woodiwiss
Film editor: Roy Fry
Production assistant: John Dutot
Commentator: Derek Cooper
Producer: Ramsay Short
Series editor: Gordon Rattray Taylor

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Horizon: The Amateur Scientist

BBC Two England, 19 October 1964 21.15

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