SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1996

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
Feb 14Vinod Modi
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Tethered satellites.
Listen or Download (10 min 29 s - 9.8 MB)
N.B. This is a part of the interview broadcast on 1992 June 10. It was repeated because of the STS 75 Mission flown in 1996 February with the TSS Reflight payload.
Feb 21Vinod Modi
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Tethered satellites on space shuttle.
Listen or Download (8 min 37 s - 8.0 MB)
N.B. This is a part of the interview broadcast on 1992 June 24. It was repeated because of the STS 75 Mission flown in 1996 February with the TSS Reflight payload.
Mar 21Duncan Steel
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
University of Adelaide
Comet Swift-Tuttle and Spaceguard.
Listen or Download (12 min 13 s - 11.4 MB)
Mar 27Stephen Curtis
Billanook College
Melbourne
Visits to space centres in Russia, taking to the cosmonauts abord the Mir space station as it flies over Melbourne.
Apr 3Richard Tonkin
Space Business Roundtable
Melbourne
National Space Engineering Synposium, the future of space development in Australia.
Apr 10Michael Burton
University of New South Wales
Sydney
The Centre of the Galaxy.
Listen or download interview (10 min 25 s - 9.7 MB)
May 8Klaus Matson
Public Relations Officer
European Southern Observatory
Student programmes which allow students to use the ESO.
Listen or download interview (5 min 15 s - 4.9 MB)
May 15Bill Priedhorsky
Los Alamos Natioanal Laboratory
Arizona
X-ray astronomy.
Listen or download (18 min 18 s - 17.1 MB)
Jun 5Bernard Burke
Professor of Physics
Massacheusettes Institute of Technology
Gravitational microlensing.
Listen or download interview (4 min 29 s - 4.2 MB)
Jun 12Paul Marsh
Department of Conservation
and Natural Resources
Melbourne
Satellite poster of Victoria.
Listen or download (3 min 57 s - 3.7 MB)
Jun 19Russell Cannon
Director
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Coonabarabran/Epping
The Anglo-Australian Observatory, funding consideration, future of.
Listen or download (10 min 24 s - 9.7 MB)
Jun 19Sue Campbell
Australian Land Research Data Centre
CSIRO
Canberra
Storage of NOAA AVHRR remote sensing data.
Listen or download (8 min 56 s - 8.3 MB)
Jun 26Brian Button
Managing Director
Agricon
Canberra
Agricon, Landsat data for farmers.
Listen or download (8 min 37 s - 8.0 MB)
Jul 10Jim Gower
Institute of Ocean Sciences
Sydney
Canada
Oceanography from space.
Listen or download (14 min 56 s - 14.0 MB)
Jul 3Tim Byrne
Education Officer
Scienceworks Museum
Spotswood
Canada
Meteorites at the "Off The Planet" exhibition.
Listen or download (14 min 28 s - 13.5 MB)
Aug 7Ratna Reddy
Ph.D. Student
Mathematics Department
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn
Satellites and Fisheries
Listen or download (5 min 59 s - 5.6 MB)
Aug 28Penelope Mayes
Year 10 Student
The Mac.Robertson Girls'
High School
South Melbourne
The Australian International Space School in Sydney.
Aug 28Ian Honnery
Chief Executive
AirShows Downunder
Geelong
Airshow DownUnder 1996
Sep 11Michael Hicks
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Spectroscopy of Asteroids and Comets, Survey of comets and near earth asteroids
Sep 25Russell Cannon
Director
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Coonabarabran
Control of the Anglo-Australian Observatory
Listen or download (8 min 41 s - 8.1 MB)
Sep 25Paul Weitz
Michael Coats
NASA Astronauts
Houston
Comparisons between Skylab and the Shuttle. (Interview by M Hillyer and others)
Listen or download (10 min 31 s - 9.8 MB)
Additional Note: At the opening of the IMAX movieThe Dream Is Alive at Queensland's Dreamworld on 1986 September 22 astronauts Weitz and Coats gave a press conference. Mark Hillyer recorded the event to make a transciption for print media and not for broadcast. It has never been broadcast. The following audio file may reward the patient listener.
Listen or download (17 min 54 s - 16.7 MB)
Oct 2Andrew Thomas
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Melbourrne press conference
Listen or Download (25 min 29 s - 23.9 MB)
Oct 2Christen Griersmith
Year 9 Student
The Mac.Robertson Girls'
High School
South Melbourne
Winner of Australian Institution of Engineers Space Essay contest
Oct 16Jim Dale
Astronomical Society of Victoria
Melbourne
Public astronomy nights at Norton's Park.
Oct 23Geoff Perry
Kettering Group
United Kingdom
Tracking Prospero (25th anniversay of launch) (Courtesy ASWA)
Listen or download (4 min 28 s - 4.1 MB)
Oct 23Richard Tonkin
Aerospace Ambassadors
Melbourne
Missions to Mars; support of radio station's Radiothon.
Oct 30David Bennet
MACHO Project University of California
Berkeley and Lawrence
Livermore Laboratory
USA
MACHOs and Dark Matter
Listen or download (7 min 58 s - 7.4 MB)
Nov 20Peter Burns
Australian Radiation Laboratory
Melbourne
Emergency management in event of nuclear reactor or RTG entry from space in light of Mars 96 failure.

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.