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    Report from around the world

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    The new satellite to be launched into space as part of America's contribution to the World Geophysical Year.. shots of proposed rocket for carrying sphere into space..

    AUSTRALIA. Radio Telescope set up to probe 93 million miles to the sun..shots of belt of flame around the sun....Aussie contribution to the International Geophysical Year...also stations built to plot course and speed of America's satellites...At Mount Stromlo a giant 74inch telescope built to study the Universe...

    CHESHIRE... The World's largest Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire..reflector bowl weighing 700 tons..to record cosmic explosions millions of light years away...

    GEOGRAPHICAL YEAR (INTERNATIONAL) 1957. World starts Geographical Year. World's largest Radio Telescope erected at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire. Saucer shaped radio Telescope built in Australia & giant 74" Telescope at Mount Stromlo, near Canberra. Scientist seen looking through telescope.

    JODRELL BANK, CHESHIRE. (world's largest telescope) Erection of for start of World's Geophysical Year.

    OBSERVATORY At Mount Stromlo, Canberra, Australia a new 74 inch telescope set up to study the Universe... (used in World Begins Geophysical Year)...1957.

    ROCKETS Film showing proposed rocket to be used to carry U.S. Satellite in to space...shots (diagrammatic) showing parts of rocket dropping off as it travels into space.

    SATELLITES etc Proposed Satellite to be launched into space as part of America's contribution to the Geophysical Year..Diagrammatic film of rocket to be used for carrying Satellite into space. and Australia tracking stations will be manned to plot the course and speed of the satellites.

    STARS Night sky seen through telescope.

    TELESCOPE. World starts Geophysical Year..world's largest Radio Telescope erected at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire...Australia also has built a saucer shaped radio Telescope...also in Australia a Giant 74 inch Telescope at Mount Stromlo near Canberra.....shots of scientist looking thro. telescope.

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