SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1993

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

Most interviews were recorded stereophonicly with the intention they be heard on home hi-fidelity stereophonic radio equipment. We recommend you listen to these downloadable audio files in this way. If you choose to listen with headphone or earbuds you may find the left-ear / right-ear effect unpleasant.
BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
Unknown dateChris Betteridge
Trust Services Manager
Earth Exchange Museum
The Rocks
Sydney
Meteorites at the Earth Exchange Museum.
Listen or Download (13 min 40 s - 12.8 MB)
JanuaryKerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse displays: Goddard rocket, Roswell Museum
Listen or Download (23 min 39 s - 22.1 MB)
JanuaryKerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse displays: space food, shuttle tiles, Skylab, medical kit. (See above for download)
JanuaryKerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse displays: moonrock, Gemini parts, McCracken's cosmic ray detector, Dintenfass' apparatus. (See above for download)
JanuaryDavid Cole
Director
Ionosphereic Prediction Service
Radio and Space Services
Chatswood
Sydney
The Sun, solar wind, shortwave radio reception, visiting Narribri facility.
Listen or Download (10 min 29 s - 9.8 MB)
January 20Kelvin Wellington
Research Scientist
Division of Radiophysics
CSIRO
Ryde
Sydney
The Radioastron satellite.
The broadcast edits of the January 20, 27 and February 3 interview have been erased. Offered here is the unedited interview.
Listen or Download (28 min 2 s - 26.2 MB)
January 27Kelvin Wellington
Research Scientist
Division of Radiophysics
CSIRO
Ryde
Sydney
The Radioastron satellite.
NOTE: See above for audio.
February 3Kelvin Wellington
Research Scientist
Division of Radiophysics
CSIRO
Ryde
Sydney
The Radioastron satellite.
NOTE: See above for audio.
February 10Billy-Anne Dangerfield
Manager
Woomera Heritage Museum
Woomera
The Woomera Heritage Museum
Listen or Download (11 min 32 s - 10.8 MB)
February 17David Jauncy
Australia Telescope National Facility
Canberra
Radio astronomy, interferometry, Australia Telescope, phasing signals, linking telescopes in Narribri, Canberra and Parkes, space based radio astronomy, Quasat, TDRSS, Radioastron, VSOP, lunar telescope.
Listen or Download (30 min 15 s - 28.2 MB)
February 24Kerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse exhibits: Moon rock, Optus B, Dintenfass.
Listen or Download (7 min 8 s - 6.6 MB)
March 3David Blair
Associate Professor
Physics Department
University of Western Australia
Perth
Characteristics of gravity waves.
Listen or Download (9 min 12 s - 8.6 MB)
March 10Peter Daly
Professor
Satellite Communications Group
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
attached to
University of Sydney
Sydney
Glonass satellite navigation system and the Navstar Global Positioning System
Listen or download (8 min 5 s - 7.5 MB)
March 31Peter Daly
Professor
Satellite Communications Group
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
attached to
University of Sydney
Sydney
Reason why he decided to work on studying Glonass, visit to Russia.
Listen or download Mar 31, Apr 21 and Apr 28 full interview as one file (39 min 15 s - 36.8 MB)
April 7Peter Daly
Professor
Satellite Communications Group
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
attached to
University of Sydney
Sydney
Glonass satellite navigation system and why the Soviet Union needed it.
Listen or download (7 min 42 s - 7.2 MB)
April 14Peter Daly
Professor
Satellite Communications Group
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
attached to
University of Sydney
Sydney
Glonass satellite navigation system, registration with the IFRB, decoding the signals, accuracy.
Listen or download (15 min 53 s - 14.9 MB)
April 21Peter Daly
Professor
Satellite Communications Group
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
attached to
University of Sydney
Sydney
Glonass satellite navigation system, stability of clocks, cooperation with West, difference between Glonass and GPS time references, use to measure continental drift.
Listen or download Mar 31, Apr 21 and Apr 28 full interview as one file (39 min 15 s - 36.8 MB)
April 28Peter Daly
Professor
Satellite Communications Group
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
United Kingdom
attached to
University of Sydney
Sydney
Navstar Global Positioning System, improvements in navigation, US government plans, use by airlines, ensuring reliability, future GPS systems.
Listen or download Mar 31, Apr 21 and Apr 28 full interview as one file (39 min 15 s - 36.8 MB)
May 12Don Koulaouzos
Marketing Manager
Telstra
Sydney
Formation of Telstra, use of Intelsat and Inmarsat satellites, regulatory issues.
Listen or Download (12 min 55 s - 12.1 MB)
May 26Graham Brown
Manager Satellite Operations
Optus Communications
Sydney
Fate of Optus B2, future Optus B3
Listen or download interview and introduction (12 min 23 s - 11.6 MB)
June 9Year 11 Physics Students
The Mac.Robertson Girls'
High School
South Melbourne
Issues concerning the placement of radioisotope thermoelectric generators in space.
June 16Kerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse exhibits: Goddard and the hoopskirt rocket.
Listen or Download (5 min 42 s - 5.3 MB)
June 23Kerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse exhibits: Space food, shuttle tiles, Beuliah balls, piece of Skylab wanted, medical treatment in space.
Listen or Download (10 min 24 s - 9.7 MB)
June 23Bruce Forster
Associate Professor
School of Surveying
and
Director
Centre for Remote Sensing
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Remote sensing satellites, data reception at Alice Springs, laboratory at UNSW, use of satellite images of Sydney, university post-graduate programmes, Asian involvement.
Listen or Download (12 min 57 s - 12.1 MB)
June 23Matthew James
Consultant in Space Education and Policy
Canberra
Australian space activities, present and future.
Listen or Download (9 min 36 s - 9.0 MB)
JulyNick Lomb
Curator
Astronomy
Sydney Observatory
Sydney
Sydney Observatory: location, timeball, atomic clocks, surveying New South wales, astrographic catalogue.
Listen or Download (10 min 14 s - 9.5 MB)
AugustMike Roach
Vice President
South Australian Science Teachers' Association
Adelaide
National Science Curriculum, and the astronomy component.
Listen or download interview and introduction - part missing due to accidental erasure (5 min 2 s - 4.7 MB)
August 4Chris Rizos
Senior Lecturer
School of Surveying
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Geodesy from mythology and Greek experiment to satellites.
Listen or Download (16 min 21 s - 15.3 MB)
August 4Susan Siew
Year 12 Physics Student
The Mac.Robertson Girls'
High School
South Melbourne
Calculations regarding the rotation of double asteroid Toutatis.
August 11Chris Rizos
Senior Lecturer
School of Surveying
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Reasons for needing to know the precise shape of the Earth, and how satellites determine that shape.
Listen or Download (8 min 44 s - 8.1 MB)
August 18Bob Dyer
Area Control Officer
Defence Support Centre
Woomera
Importance of Woomera in Australian history, and some of the projects done at Woomera, current activity, tourist park and museum.
Listen or Download (14 min 41 s - 13.7 MB)
August 18Peter Nelson
Variable Star Section
Astronomical Society of Victoria
Melbourne
Observing variable stars.
September 1Frank Papa
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
Melbourne
Robotics in space.
September 1Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassodors
Melbourne
Visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, planned trip to see Long March 2E launch in China and Ariane launch in French Guiana.
September 15Chris Rizos
Senior Lecturer
School of Surveying
University of New South Wales
Sydney
How mariners navigated before satellites, the Transit Navy Navigation Satellite System, Navstar.
Listen or Download (9 min 23 s - 8.8 MB)
September 22Chris Rizos
Senior Lecturer
School of Surveying
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Use of Navstar by the UNSW, potential use in navigating cars around city.
Listen or Download (11 min 3 s - 10.3 MB)
October 6Johnathan Nally
Editor
Sky and Space Magazine
Sydney
MACHOS: Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Objects as candidates for cold dark matter.
Listen or Download (9 min 32 s - 8.9 MB)
October 6Johnathan Nally
Editor
Sky and Space Magazine
Sydney
Astrofest - a star observing session for the puiblic in the Warrumbungles.
Listen or Download (3 min 5 s - 2.9 MB)
October 13Ron Eckers
Director
Australia Telescope National Facility
and
David Allen
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Telescope
Ryde
Sydney
Cooperation in seach for supernovae remnants using radio and infrared wavelengths that led to discovery of star in presupernova phase.
Listen or download interview (12 min 1 s - 11.2 MB)
October 20Wilfred Walsh
Research Student
University of New South Wales
Sydney
The search for cold dark matter, and his role in it.
Listen or download interview (7 min 18 s - 6.8 MB)
October 6Johnathan Nally
Editor
Sky and Space Magazine
Sydney
MACHOS: Massive Astrophysical Compact Halo Objects as candidates for cold dark matter.
Listen or Download (9 min 32 s - 8.9 MB)
October 20Johnathan Nally
Editor
Sky and Space Magazine
Sydney
Reading for Radio for the Print Handicaped (3RPH).
Listen or download interview and introduction (1 min 51 s - 1.7 MB)
October 27Chris Rizos
Senior Lecturer
School of Surveying
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Use of Navstar GPS by UNSW, tie in with communications and CD_ROM, encryption and clawback of accuracy, unreliability of Glonass, Inmarsat interest, niche services.
Listen or Download (18 min 42 s - 17.5 MB)
October 27Ron Eckers
Director
Australia Telescope National Facility
and
David Allen
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Telescope
Ryde
Sydney
Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9
Listen or download interview (9 min 14 s - 8.6 MB)
November 10David Cole
Director
Ionosphereic Prediction Service
Radio and Space Services
Chatswood
Sydney
Solar wind and its effect on spacecraft, ionospheric beacons (none on Optus B), visiting Narribri facility.
Listen or Download (9 min 20 s - 8.7 MB)
December 8Simon Johnston
Research Centre for
Theoretical Astrophysics
University of Sydney
Sydney
Millisecond pulsars and their use in timekeeping applications.
Listen or download interview (6 min 59 s - 6.5 MB)
December 15Michael Burton
Lecturer in Astronomy
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Astronomy in Antarctica
Listen or download interview (9 min 45 s - 9.1 MB)
Unknown dateDick Manchester
Astronomer
Australia Telescope National Facility
Narribri
An astronomy award and millisecond pulsars
Listen or download interview (7 min 56 s - 7.4 MB)
Listen or download pulsar 0437-4715 (34 s - 0.5 MB)
Listen or download Pulsar 1937+21 Integrated (23 s - 0.3 MB)
Listen or download Pulsar Crab Integrated (19 s - 0.3 MB)