The Duke of Edinburgh | Consort, conservationist and champion of the young
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 30 June 1957
DURATION | 74 minutes 19 seconds
The International Geophysical Year was held to encourage scientists from across the world to work together to gather and share knowledge about the earth. The Duke of Edinburgh, as a Fellow of the Royal Society, presents an overview of the various experiments to be carried out. These include satellite technology, solar observation and oceanography. This was important as, by 1957, it had already been observed that the oceans were rising and the glaciers melting.
The International Geophysical Year ran from July 1, 1957, to December 31, 1958. During this year the USSR launched Sputnik 1 and the USA set up NASA.
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The duke reveals the questions that this international scientific project will seek to answer.
The Duke of Edinburgh talks about the importance of skills in the modern workplace.
Four teenagers grill the Duke of Edinburgh about his life and work.
Why preserving endangered species is important for the health of the planet.
Public awareness about threats to the environment can save the world.
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Follow two groups as they undertake their expeditions in gruelling conditions.
The Duke of Edinburgh warns of the catastrophic effects of human behaviour on the environment.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Commemorative 'Radio Times' cover to mark the royal wedding.
Background to the radio programme 'Let's Find Out' and its participants.
Images of Prince Philip from 1948-2005
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