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Scientifically Speaking


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Out Where the Stars do not Twinkle
Presented by John Maddox
How big is the universe? How old is it? Did it have a beginning? Will it have an end? Will observations of black holes or quasars reveal new laws of physics? Are there other planetary systems like our own?
In the early 1980s NASA plans to launch into orbit a space telescope that may provide astronomers with new, exciting information on these fundamental questions simply because the telescope will be located outside the partially opaque atmosphere between us and the rest of the universe.
Professor Lyman Spltzer , of Princeton University Observatory, and Professor John Bah call, of the Institute for Advanced Study. Princeton, discuss their expectations for the large orbiting space telescope. And Professor R. Giacconi , of Harvard Observatory, describes the expected information to be received from a new X-ray satellite which will be launched this year.


Presented By: John Maddox
Unknown: Professor Lyman Spltzer
Unknown: Professor John Bah
Unknown: Professor R. Giacconi
Editor: David Paterson

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Scientifically Speaking

BBC Radio 3, 5 April 1978 21.45

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