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The Distance of the Galaxies by D. W. Dewhirst Ph.D. ,of the Observatories,
University of Cambridge
One of the great advances in astronomy -comparable with those made by Copernicus and Galileo-was the demonstration, in the 1920s, of the vast scale of the universe. For the next quarter of a century astronomers supposed they knew the distance of the galaxies with some accuracy.
Now it seems that these distances have been greatly underestimated. Dr. Dewhirst, who has recently returned from visits to observatories in the U.S.A. and in the Southern hemisphere, discusses our present knowledge of this problem.
Repeated on Saturday at 9.10 (Home)


Unknown: D. W. Dewhirst Ph.D.


Introduced by Roy Hay
Dr. John Colhoun , Reader In Mycology and Plant Pathology. Queen's University, Belfast, deals with the diseases of stored apples
Graham Thomas of Woking, Surrey, talks about flowers that give colour to the garden during the winter


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Reader: Dr. John Colhoun
Unknown: Graham Thomas


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This week's motoring news and other items of topical interest
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacobs


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Introduced By: Teenage Motoring-Learning
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Edited By: H. Saunders-Jacobs

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