Memory of and Designed by Bill Clede
WTIC radio did a special evening
broadcast from the Springfield Museum of Science where Assistant
Curator Richard Hoagland had assembled several well known scientists to
discuss Mariner 5’s Fly-by of Venus on October 19th. The program
was titled “Space – the First Decade”. Pictures courtesy of Dick Bertel.Below:
Dick Bertel anchors “Space - the First Decade.” The program
originated from the Springfield Museum of Science. The man on the
extreme right of the photo is James Van Allen, discoverer of the Van
Allen Belt, the electromagnetic field that surrounds the Earth.
Richard Hoagland, who
appeared many times on WTIC in the 1960s, and who was featured with
Dick Bertel on “The Night of the Encounter”, the first fly-by of Mars
in 1965, interviews prominent scientists about the all but impenetrable
atmosphere of Venus.