Nights for Thursday 10 September 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 Wall St Sharks

Norb Vonnegut, American author of Top Producer.

What it was like being a part of the mayhem in 2008 when the American financial institutions collapsed, and accordingly the desire to then translate the events and characters into fiction.

7:30 Spectrum:

People, places and events in New Zealand.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8:45 Starry Starry Night - astronomy

Alan Gilmore, astronomer, Mt John University Observatory

"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space" Douglas Adams...

Update from the International Astronomical Union's General Assembly in Rio, Brazil and our very own star, the sun.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 7

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 Our Changing World:

Radio New Zealand's science and environment programme.

9:59 Conundrum: Clue 8

10 pm News & Weather

10:17 Late Edition

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

11 pm News & Weather

11:06 The Music Mix