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A monthly series on astronomy VENUS OBSERVED by John Thomson , Ph.D. of the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank
Last year, scientists in the U.S.A., the U.K., and the U.S.S.R. bounced radar waves off Venus. As a result, we now know the size of the solar system with greater accuracy, and it looks as if Venus may always turn the same face to the sun.
The diagram shows how the wavelength of the radar waves is altered by reflection from the rotating planet. The spread of wavelengths is related to the rotation speed.


Unknown: John Thomson

: Keep Up Your Italian

20: Answers to Listeners' Questions Last programme of the series Devised and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Monday's recorded broadcast
Details of the booklet and pronunciation disc can be found on page 46 Next Friday at 6.40: 'German for Beginners' —first of forty lessons. For details of booklet see page 46


Produced By: Elsie Ferguson


Introduced by Roy Hay
Servant or Master?: Are gardeners becoming slaves to their machines and is garden design and progress being restricted by the use of labour-saving aids? Differing viewpoints on this trend are put forward by Jack Carver and Michael Hodges Produced by John Greenslade


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Jack Carver
Unknown: Michael Hodges
Produced By: John Greenslade


Introduced by Bill Hartley
How the Dealer Thinks:. The last of a series of talks by Robin Richards. 3:
Servicing Automatic or Manual Transmission?: a discussion between Desmond Scannell and Mike Couper
Becoming an Advanced Driver: Geoffrey Hancock visits Worcester-shire and reports on the scheme of advanced instruction organised by the Police, the RoSPA, and the I.A.M.
Produced by James Pestridge


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Robin Richards.
Unknown: Mike Couper
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Produced By: James Pestridge

: Third Programme

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Today's overseas commodity and financial news. anq the London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown

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