SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1995

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 4Bob Dyer
Area Control Officer
Defence Support Centre
Woomera
Rocket testing at Woomera.
Listen or Download (12 min 55 s - 12.1 MB)
Jan 19Neville Byrne
Australian Space Office
Canberra
Express satellite failure (to have landed at Woomera).
Jan 19Jim Gower
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sydney
Canada
Detection of icebergs using the Seasat and Radarsat radar satellites.
Listen or download interview (7 min 21 s - 6.9 MB)
Jan 25Bill Barrett
Manager of Major Contracts
former OTC, now Telstra
Intelsat, Inmarsat, control stations.
Listen or download (18 min 48 s - 17.6 MB)
Mar 1Ed Roberts
Majjor Projects Manager
Auspace
Canberra
Formation of Auspace, photons and photon detectors, the Endeavour payload.
Listen or download (6 min 0 s - 5.6 MB)
Mar 22Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassadors
Melbourne
Update on Australian activities in space.
Mar 29Bill Priedhorsky
Los Alamos Natioanal Laboratory
Arizona
New x-ray source found in sky.
Apr 5Nick Lomb
Curator
Sydney Observatory
Observatory building, and how to visit.
Listen or Download (5 min 31 s - 5.1 MB)
Apr 26Alex Wylie
Remote Sensing Applications Centre
Perth
Detecting algal blooms from space.
Listen or download (3 min 38 s - 3.3 MB)
May 3Stella Bellis
Stephen McNeil
Manaka Whenua Landcare Research
Lower Hutt
New Zealand
Remote sensing in New Zealand.
Listen or download (14 min 5 s - 13.2 MB)
May 3Guillermo Lemarchand
University of Buneos Aires
Argentina
The Searh for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, the Argentine META
programme.
Listen or download (9 min 18 s - 9.0 MB)
May 10Don Koulaouzos
Marketing Manager
Telstra
Inmarsat mobile communications.
Listen or Download (8 min 31 s - 7.9 MB)
May 24Ian Bryce
Australian Space Research Institute
Sydney
Activities of the Institute.
Listen or Download (8 min 44 s - 8.1 MB)
May 31John Coleman
Australian Space Research Institute
Melbourne
The Ausroc 2 rocket project.
Jun 7Ian Sullivan
Astronomical Society of Victoria
Melbourne
The historical section of the Society. The future of the Melbourne Observatory in the Botanical Gardens.
Jun 7Charlotte Durat
Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
South Melbourne
Moon Journey poem
Jun 21Mathew Bailes
Australia Telescope
Epping
Pulsars - what they are, types, rarity and discovery of millisecond pulsars.
Listen or download interview (8 min 20 s - 7.8 MB)
Jun 21Jim Gower
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sydney
Canada
Mapping the seafloor using satellites
Listen or download interview (4 min 49 s - 4.5 MB)
Jul 12Bill Priedhorsky
Los Alamos Natioanal Laboratory
Arizona
Alexis x-ray astronomy satellite.
Listen or download (16 min 40 s - 15.6 MB)
Jul 19Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassadors
Melbourne
Richard presented the show, but no record remains of who the interview subjects were.
Jul 26Peter Churchill
Director
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Tidbinbilla
Galileo probe separation.
Listen or download (6 min 18 s - 5.9 MB)
Aug 2Ken McCracken
former Director
COSSA
Canberra
What Australia should do in space
How public can influence government policy.
Listen or download interview. (13 min 31 s - 12.6 MB)
During this interview the battery (six "D" cells) began to run flat, making the recording quality progressively degrade. The final part of the recording was not broadcastable, but can still be heard by the attentive listener. Listen or download final 2 minutes of interview. (1 min 57 s - 1.8 MB)
Aug 9Natasha Cherednichenko
Supundi Subasinghe
Students
The Mac.Robertson Girls'
High School
South Melbourne
Experiences at the Australian International Space School, Sydney and Canberra.
Aug 16Rachel Webster
Melbourne University
Melbourne
Gravitational lensing conference, Dark matter, career in astronomy.
Aug 23Jeremy Mould
Director
Mt Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories
The work of the observatory.
Listen or download interview (14 min 12 s - 13.3 MB)
Sep 20John Davis
Astronomy Department
University of Sydney
Sydney
Sydney University Stellar Interferometer.
Listen or download interview and introduction (10 min 2 s - 9.4 MB)
Sep 27Peter Shaver
European Southern Observatory
La Sila
Chile
Tour of the ESO at La Silia, Chile.
Listen or download interview (18 min 16 s - 17.1 MB)
Sep 27Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassadors
Melbourne
Moves to organise Australia's space programme.
Oct 4Bill Priedhorsky
Los Alamos Natioanal Laboratory
Arizona
Spectrum-X x-ray astronomy satellite.
Listen or download (8 min 3 s - 7.5 MB)
Oct 10Jim Gower
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sydney
Canada
Oceanography from Seasat radar satellite.
Listen or download interview (13 min 14 s - 12.4 MB)
Oct 17Jean-Pierre Swings
Vice President
European Southern Observatory
Liege
Belgium
Gravitational lenses
Listen or download interview (4 min 41 s - 4.4 MB)
Oct 25Jim Gower
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sydney
Canada
Canada's Radarsat radar mapping satellite.
Listen or download interview (5 min 56 s - 5.5 MB)
Oct 25Bernard Burke
Professor of Physics
Massacheusetts Institute of Technology
Gravitational lensing, the VLA telescope, extrasolar planets.
Listen or download interview (12 min 35 s - 11.8 MB)
Nov 15Russell Cannon
Director
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Coonabarabran/Epping
Telescopes at the observatory,
the new 2dF instrument,
infrared astronomy.
Listen or download (17 min 3 s - 15.9 MB)
Nov 22Taso Tuzicumif
Australia Telescope
Epping
Powering active galaxies.
Listen or download interview (4 min 14 s - 3.9 MB)
Dec 13Peter Churchill
Director
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Tidbinbilla
Galileo orbiter and probe arrival at Jupiter.
Repeat of 1995 July 26 interview
Listen or download (6 min 18 s - 5.9 MB)
Dec 13Jean-Pierre Swings
Vice President
European Southern Observatory
Liege
Belgium
Australian involvemnt in the Very Large Telescope.
Listen or download interview (5 min 35 s - 5.2 MB)
Dec 20Peter Churchill
Director
Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Tidbinbilla
Visitors Centre at Tidbinbilla.Listen or download (7 min 27 s - 6.9 MB)

N.B. There were many other interviews done live-to-air. These were not noted - its a bit hard to write records when you are trying to read the news, get a telephone call to air, play carts, tapes, CDs, switch microphones, talk to visitors, etc., etc.! This omission means that many Melbourne based guests do not appear in the above table.