Nights for Tuesday 29 September 2009

7 pm News & Weather

7:15 pm Electronic Eyes

Professor Babak Parviz, electrical engineering, University of Washington

A biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit allowing viewers to see a display which would be superimposed on their normal vision.

7:30 The Sampler

New music reviews with Nick Bollinger.

8 pm News & Weather

8:15 Windows on the World:

International public radio documentaries.

8.45 pm Philosophy

Ann Kerwin, Philosopher in Residence, Auckland University of Technology

Why we just don't think as well as we think we do.

8:59 Conundrum: Clue 3

9 pm News & Weather

9:06 The Tuesday Feature

The Galileo Lectures

Part three: The Search for Other Planets, Other Life

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.

11:06 Charlie Gilett's World of Music

Britain's guru of world music radio presents a personal selection (BBC)

Fall of Families thumb11:36 Bedtime story: The Fall of the Families by Phillip Mann

The second novel of Phillip Mann's epic chronicalling the struggle by aliens to regain their civilisations - lost to ruthless humans who colonised the galaxy exterminating all opposition.