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: The Night Sky

A monthly series on astronomy
The Birth of a Star by Vincent Reddish Ph.D., F.R.A.S. of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank

What are stars made of, how are they formed, and what are the stages in their lives? In recent years astronomers have produced definite answers to these questions.
The diagram shows the possible future of our sun, and of a red giant star. The sun will take about fifteen thousand million years to become a white dwarf.


Unknown: Vincent Reddish Ph.D.


Introduced by Roy Hay A Gentle Dig
Alan Bloom gives his views on digging
The Acid Test
Tom Maitland , County Horticultural Instructor for Somerset, suggests
. ways of growing lime-hating plants on alkaline soils
Produced by John Greenslade


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Tom Maitland
Produced By: John Greenslade


Introduced by Bill Hartley FROM 1961 TO 1962
Alex Issigonis , a designer and technical director, and W. M. Heynes. a chief engineer, discuss future trends in the motor industry
The Chief Constable of the City of Leicester discusses with the Lawyer one solution of the parking problem
New Roads and Traffic Problems: Ken Pitman of the Roads Campaign Council describes what has been done in 1961 and outlines their hopes for the future
Robin Richards interviews Sinclair Ault , a technical manager, and J. W. Roberts , a managing director. about developments in the petroleum industry
Produced by James Pestridge
Repeated on Saturday at 12.0 (Home)


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Alex Issigonis
Unknown: W. M. Heynes.
Unknown: Ken Pitman
Unknown: Robin Richards
Unknown: Sinclair Ault
Unknown: J. W. Roberts
Produced By: James Pestridge

: Third Programme

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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