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    Norbury, England: Long view semi view and CU. seated beside telescope wit man talks. Semi view talks. Semi view talks to man. who replies, both shake hands.



    Sound Effects: Hay says that one night after coming home from the pictures he looked thru the telescope and noticed a blemish on Saturn. Hay says that thru this discovery they will be able to tell how long it takes to revolve or how long day and night last. Man congratulates Hay on his discovery.



    Science and Technology; Space; Personalities - Performers; WIll Hay (1888-1949)




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    Norbury

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAK4YP8PQPDZCCL0J7MTAPW2DG
    Media URN:
    VLVAAK4YP8PQPDZCCL0J7MTAPW2DG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1933
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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  1. robingalaxy says

    The white spot that Hay discovered on Saturn in 1933 is still regarded as one of the most significant events on Saturn, which as Hay says is normally rather featureless as seen through amateur telescopes. In 2010, amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley discovered an outburst of the spot, ahead of the Cassini spacecraft which was orbiting Saturn at the time.

    The man alongside him is Dr W H Steavenson, another very accomplished amateur astronomer, who later became President of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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