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Prof. F.G. Smith, director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, interviewed by Tony Fish for 'Home Run', BBC Radio London, 1976-09-21

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/6/1/1

Scope and Contents

Topics covered include: the work of the Royal Observatory, the Greenwich Time Signal, measuring longitude, the Isaac Newton Telescope and its use in studying the history of the universe, spiral nebulae, black holes, pulsars, astronomical photographs, solar research, and new discoveries and research.


  • Creation: 1976-09-21


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Copyright BBC


1 cassette(s) (1 reel-to-reel tape) : audio tape

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

EMI reel-to-reel tape; interview duration: 18 minutes & 35 seconds

Former / Other Reference

RGO 86/83

Finding aid date

2015-03-26 12:05:08+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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