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Dr John Guy Porter on the 1954 Eclipse of the Sun, 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/6/1/5

Scope and Contents

Audio recording of an excerpt from the BBC Radio broadcast 'The Sky at Night' in which Porter gives a live commentary on a total eclipse of the sun at Stromstad in Sweden on 30 June 1954; duration: 4 minutes (approx.). Also, photocopy of a related typescript in which Porter gives some background information about his broadcast.


  • Creation: 1986


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright BBC


1 cassette(s) (1 compact cassette tape) : audio tape & paper

5 page(s)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

TDK SA-60 cassette tape

Former / Other Reference

RGO 86/39 & MISC 2/1

Date information

DateText: circa; 1986 copy of a 1954 interview.

Finding aid date

2015-03-26 10:32:53+00:00

Repository Details

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