SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1994

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
Jan 12Kate Doolan
Freelance Journalist
Melbourne
American Space Activities
Jan 19Simon Johnson
Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics
University of Sydney
Sydney
An unusual pulsar - a millisecond pulsar seen from Parkes.
Listen or download interview (7 min 1 s - 6.5 MB)
Jan 26Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassadors
Melbourne
To mark Australia day, a discussion of Australian space activities.
Feb 2Mike Roach
Vice President
South Australian Science Teachers' Association
Adelaide
International Space Camp held in Huntsville, Alabamba.
Feb 9Bruce Middleton
former
Executive Director
Australian Space Office
Canberra
Australian space instrumentation, including the Along Track Scanning Radiometers flown aboard the European Resources Satellites.
Listen or download interview and introduction (8 min 36 s - 8.0 MB)
Feb 16Guillermo Lemarchand
Physicist
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the procedures for notifying the public if signals received.
Listen or download interview (5 min 13 s - 4.8 MB)
Feb 16Ian Bryce
Australian Space Research Institute
Sydney
Eighth National Space Engineering Symposium - developments in rocketry.
Listen or Download (9 min 2 s - 8.4 MB)
Feb 23Nick Lomb
Curator Astronomy
Sydney Observatory
Sydney
Displays at the Sydney Observatory.
Listen or Download (8 min 28 s - 7.9 MB)
Mar 23Thierry Phulpin
Engineer
CNES
France
Use of AVHRR to determine sea surface temperature, monitor global vegetation. Vegetation monitor to fly on Spot 4 satellite.
Listen or download interview (16 min 33 s -15.5 MB)
Mar 30Bruce Middleton
former
Executive Director
Australian Space Office
Canberra
Remote sensing - Australian involvement in ERS 1, ground stations. How to make data more available.
Listen or download interview and introduction (6 min 10 s - 5.7 MB)
Mar 30Tom Delaney
Litton Itek Optical Systems
Lexington
Massachusettes
Liason between Litton, Orbital Sciences and GDE Systems in planning the Eyeglass remote sensing satellite.
Listen or download interview (11 min 59 s -11.2 MB)
Apr 6Michael Aubrey
Managing Director
Technical and Field Surveys
Sydney
Government policy in the space arena, and ideas on how Australia might position itself in Earth observation.
Listen or download interview (3 min 38 s -3.3 MB)
Apr 6Ian Bryce
Australian Space Research Institute
Sydney
Radar surveillance satellite proposed for Australia.
Listen or Download (9 min 53 s - 9.2 MB)
Apr 6Alex Wylie
Scientific Research Officer
Remote Sensing Applications Centre
Department of Land Administration
Perth.
Using remote sensing satellites to plan and monitor the rehabilitation of the Montebello Islands after the nuclear weapons tersting and oil spills.
Listen or download interview and introduction (7 min 39 s - 7.0 MB)
Apr 13Greg Ellevson
Manager
Corporate Communications
Optus Communicatrions
Sydney
Optus Mobilesat service via the Optus B satellites.
Listen or download interview and introduction (7 min 3 s - 6.6 MB)
Apr20Michael Aubrey
Managing Director
Technical and Field Surveys
Sydney
Company projects, both in Australia and overseas. Aerial photography to Landsat. Environmental policy and the Rio Accord.
Listen or download interview (6 min 0 s - 5.6 MB)
May 11Miss Wa
Director
Civil Programmes
Operations Department
China Aerospace Corporation
Beijing
Start of China's space programme, communications satellites, recoverable satellites, heat shield not oak, animal in space, manned project, visiting China's space centres.
Listen or download interview (16 min 10 s - 15.1 MB)
May 25Bruce Middleton
former
Executive Director
Australian Space Office
Canberra
Air Navigation and Space Funding, and possible Australian involvement.
Listen or download interview and introduction - two minutes missing due to accidental erasure (7 min 38 s - 7.1 MB)
Jun 1John Lewis
Space Services Department
Radio Communication Bureau
International Telecommunications Union
Geneva
Allocation of position and frequencies to geostationary communications satellites.
Listen or Download (8 min 3 s - 7.5 MB)
Jun 1Alex Wylie
Scientific Research Officer
Remote Sensing Applications Centre
Department of Land Administration
Perth.
Aircraft scanner for habitat mapping.
Listen or download interview and introduction (2 min 54 s - 2.6 MB)
Jun 1Jim Davies
Lewin Centre for
Earth Observing Technologies
Perth
The SeaWiFS sensor and its capabilities to map chlorophyll.
Listen or Download (12 min 51 s - 12.0 MB)
Jun 22Duncan Steel
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
Adelaide University
Adelaide
Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9 and his relationship with the Shoemakers and David Levy.
Listen or download interview (10 min 55 s - 10.3 MB)
Jun 29Lister Staveley-Smith
Astronomer
Australia Telescope National Facility
Ryde
Sydney
Supernova 1987a and ongoing research about it.
Listen or download interview (7 min 38 s - 7.1 MB)
Jun 29Duncan Steel
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
Adelaide University
Adelaide
Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9: discovery, naming, impact with Jupiter.
Listen or download interview (14 min 41 s - 12.8 MB)
Jul 6John Lewis
Space Services Department
Radio Communication Bureau
International Telecommunications Union
Geneva
Getting agreement to locate a communications satellite in geostationary orbit. The Olympus 1 incident. Disagreement between Asiasat and Thaicom, and between Tongasat and Palapa Pacific 1.
Listen or Download (9 min 43 s - 9.1 MB)
Jul 6Duncan Steel
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
Adelaide University
Adelaide
Professional observations planned of Comet Shoemaker-Levy -9.
Listen or download interview (10 min 53 s - 10.2 MB)
Jul 13 (repeat of 1993 Oct 27 interview)Ron Eckers
Director
Australia Telescope National Facility

David Allen
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Telescope
Ryde
Sydney

Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9
Listen or download interview (9 min 14 s - 8.6 MB)
Jul 20Wendy Whiting
Mission Director
Kuiper Airborne Observatory
USA
The Kuiper Airborne Observatory, the reason for its visit to Melbourne to observe Comet Shoemaker-Levy-9, and her job as mission director.
Jul 20Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassadors
Melbourne
Memories of the Apollo days.
Aug 17Ian Bryce
Australian Space Research Institute
Sydney
Eighth National Space Engineering Symposium - developments in Australian satellites.
Listen or Download (4 min 54 s - 4.5 MB)
Aug 17Ron Cross
Sat-track Australia
Freemantle
The Global Positioning System and products being developed to use it.
Listen or Download (16 min 43 s - 15.6 MB)
Aug 31Sue Flannigan
United Kingdom Fellow
Association for Science Educatgion
United Kingdom
Ideas on exchange of space education between teachers in United Kingdom and Australia. Related experiences at a Science Teacher Workshop at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
Sep 14Johnathan Nally
Editor
Sky and Space Magazine
Sydney
The Sun, and the study of it from Australia, around the world and by satellite.
Listen or Download (9 min 19 s - 8.6 MB)
Sep 21Carl Meade
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Experiences as astronaut, training and flights. Why he chose to be mission specialist rather than pilot.
Listen or Download (5 min 20 s - 5.0 MB)
Oct 5Steve Saunders
Magellan Project Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Exploration of Venus by Magellan spacecraft, and what was discovered.
Listen or Download (14 min 51 s - 13.9 MB)
Oct 12Carol Tempel
Coordinator
Maths, Science and Technology
Charleston County School District
Charleston
South Carolina
Student experiments on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory. Student payload on STS 57.
Oct 12Steve Saunders
Magellan Project Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Further discussion of the Magellan spacecraft and its discoveries. The cancelled VOIR mission. Radar mapping and altimetry.
Listen or Download (9 min 38 s - 9.0 MB)
Oct 19Alex Foley
and
Lucinda Kimpton
Students
St Catherines School
Toorak
Melbourne
Impressions after meeting NASA Astronaut Rhea Seddon.
Listen or download interview (1 min 48 s - 1.7 MB)
Oct 26Rhea Seddon
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Toys In Space. Recorded at Teacher Seminar, Toorak.
Listen or download interview (1 min 24 s - 1.3 MB)
Oct 26Jim Gower
Institutge of Ocean Sciences
Sydney
Canada
Methods of studying the Pacific Ocean level from space, the GEOS satellite, radar altimetry, reasons for irregularities in sea level.
Listen or Download (9 min 33 s - 8.9 MB)
Nov 2Taso Tuzioumif
Research Scientist
Australia Telescope National Facility
Ryde
Sydney
Active galaxies, black holes, Centaurus A, Australia Telescope.
Listen or download interview (10 min 15 s - 9.6 MB)
Dec 7Martin Platt
Project Leader
Clouds and Radiation Project
Division of Atmospheric Physics
CSIRO
Aspendale
Lidar, the Lidar In Space Technology Experiment (LITE), flight experiment on Space Shuttle, results, including pass over Melbourne.
Listen or download interview (21 min 29 s - 20.1 MB)
Dec 14Dean Graetz
Ecologist
Division of Wildlife and Ecology
CSIRO
The Book "Looking Back Australia: what book is about, CD_ROM, positive and negative trends in landcare, cities seen from space, availability of book and CD_ROM.
Listen or download (14 min 52 s - 13.9 MB)
Dec 14Nick Lomb
Curator Astronomy
Sydney Observatory
Sydney
Instrumentation at Sydney Observatory, educational activities.
Listen or Download (8 min 15 s - 7.7 MB)
Dec 21John Lewis
Space Services Department
Radio Communication Bureau
International Telecommunications Union
Geneva
His career starting in Melbourne leading to work with the ITU in Geneva. Drafting regulations at the ITU.
Listen or Download (6 min 25 s - 6.0 MB)
Dec 28Tom Galasky
Mission Manager

Randy Smith
Computer Systems Operator
Kuiper Airborne Observatory

Flight planning, data display and storage onboard aircraft.
Dec 28Alan Myers
Crew Member
Kuiper Airborne Observatory
Telescope observations from aircraft, infrared spectrometer.
Dec 28Herman Reisaigal
Crew Chief
Kuiper Airborne Observatory
Describes his job of keeping aircraft going.
Dec 28Wendy Whiting
Mission Director
Kuiper Airborne Observatory
Kuiper description, Convair 990, reason for having telescope on aircraft, overcoming air turbulence and aircraft vibration, observations of Halley, Uranus, and Shoemaker-Levy-9, her job as Mission Director.