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Roy K. Marshall
(21 Aug 1907 - 27 May 1972)

American astronomer known as the T.V. host of a weekly science program, Nature of Things (1948-1954). He contributed to the classic book Star Maps for Beginners, still reprinted since 1942.


Science Quotes by Roy K. Marshall (1 quote)

There is a genuine thirst for scientific knowledge in most homes. Satisfying that thirst will, I believe, create a friendly attitude toward science and scientists which will favor the cause of science in the future. Science needs an informed and friendly public to back it up.
[Stating the goals of his NBC TV show, Nature of Things, which first aired on 5 Feb 1948.]
— Roy K. Marshall
'Televising Science'. Physics Today (Jan 1949), 2, 26. Quoted in Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette, Science on the Air (2008), 215.


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  • 21 Aug - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Marshall's birth.
  • The Nature Of Things, by Roy K. Marshall. - book suggestion.

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