SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1997

LECTURES
taped by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
Jan 29SRI EmployeeComputers on Space Station compared to those on the Space Shuttle. Recorded at Monash University, Clayton.
Feb 19David Malin
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Siding Spring
Coonabarabran
Planetary Nebulae and Supernovae. Recorded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Listen or Download (8 min 14 s - 7.7 MB)
Mar 12Jill Tarter
Project Leader
Project Phoenix
Parkes Radio Telescope
Parkes
What if a signal is received from an extraterrestrial intelligence? Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (19 min 0 s - 17.8 MB)
Apr 2Don Watts
Charman
Australian Space Council
Canberra
A five year plan for a National Space Programme for Australia. Recorded at Industry Briefing, South Melbourne.
Listen or Download (18 min 11 s - 17.0 MB)
Apr 16Charlie and Dottie Duke
former NASA astronaut and wife
USA
The experience of flying to the Moon, the effect of the hero stutus on their marriage, the book Moonwalker, contemplation of suicide, spiritual renewal, current missionary work. Recorded at Christian Businessmens function, St Paul's Southern Cross Anglican Church, North Caulfield.
The original broadcast was 19 minutes long. That edit, approximately the first 18 minutes of his 55 minute talk, has been erased.
Listen or Download unedited lecture which begins as Duke describes his return to Earth at the end of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. (51 min 10 s - 47.9 MB)
Apr 16John Young
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Apollo 16. Recorded at Public Lecture, Canberra.
Listen or Download (19 min 1 s - 17.8 MB)
Apr 23John Young
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Selecting Apollo landing sites, lunar roving vehicle deployment. Recorded at Public Lecture, Canberra.
Listen or Download Landing site (1 min 41 s - 1.5 MB)
Listen or Download LRV (1 min 26 s - 1.3 MB)
Apr 23David Malin
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Siding Spring
Coonabarabran
The advantages of using charged couple device or silve halide film for astronomical imaging compared. The shape of our galaxy. Also why astronomical images have rings and star crosses on them. Recorded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Listen or Download Star Crosses (1 min 42 s - 1.6 MB)
Listen or Download CCD (2 min 2 s - 1.9 MB)
Listen or Download Galaxy shape(4 min 29 s - 4.2 MB)
Apr 30David Malin
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Siding Spring
Coonabarabran
History of astrophotography. Recorded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Listen or Download (15 min 58 s - 14.9 MB)
May 7David Malin
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Siding Spring
Coonabarabran
Supernovae and our galaxy. Recoded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Note: The 18 minute radio edit was erased after broadcast. The following unedited recording has many visual references. Listen or Download (24 min 18 s - 22.7 MB)
May 14Andrew Prentice
Mathematics Department
Monash University
Clayton
Source of the inspiration for his ideas, planetismals, Kuiper Belt, Cassini mission, Tungushka event. Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Moorabbin.Listen or Download (19 min 33 s - 18.3 MB)
May 14Geoff Perry
Kettering Group
Kettering
United Kingdom
Tracking Soyuz spacecraft, spy satellites and Cosmos 954. Recorded at La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Listen or Download (13 min 2 s - 12.2 MB)
NOTE: The following extracts from the talk were not broadcast.
* How early equipment was aquired Listen or Download (5 min 2 s - 4.6 MB)
* The nuclear powered ocean reconnaissance satellites Listen or Download (1 min 50 s - 1.7 MB)
* The American TDRSS and SDS satellites Listen or Download (3 min 31 s - 3.3 MB)
May 21David McKay
NASA Scientist
USA
Evidence of fossil lifeforms in Martian meteorites. Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download New Life Form Found? (3 min 8 s - 2.9 MB)
May 21Ed Stone
Project Manager
Project Galileo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Exploring the Moons of Jupiter using the Galileo spacecraft. Recorded at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Listen or Download (7 min 38 s - 7.1 MB)
Listen or Download an offcut not broadcast (4 min 32 s - 4.2 MB)
Jun 4Malcolm Farrow
Executive Director
Australia Space Council
Canberra
Developing a public appreciation of space. Recorded at Industry Briefing, South Melbourne.
Listen or Download (1 min 4 s - 1.1 MB)
Jun 25Geoff Perry
Kettering Group
Kettering
United Kingdom
Tacking the Voskhod spacecraft. Recorded at Monash University, Clayton.
Listen or download (3 min 27 s - 3.2 MB)
Jul 2Andrew Cheng
Project Scientist
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
Maryland
Description of the NEAR spacecraft and its flyby of the asteroid Mathilde. (Courtesy NASA TV).
Jul 23Caroline Shoemaker
Astronomer
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff
Arizona
Search for impact craters in Australia. Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (5 min 27 s - 5.1 MB)
Jul 23Duncan Steel
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
University of Adelaide
Adelaide
The Shoemakers, naming comets. Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (6 min 45 s - 6.3 MB)
Jul 30Jeremy Mould
Director
Mount Stromlo Observatory
Mount Stromlo
The Mount Stromlo Exploratorium. Recorded at Fundraising Function, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (15 min 2 s - 14.7 MB)
Jul 30Sir Gustav Nossel
President
Australian Academy of Science
Canberra
Australian Astronomy and the Mount Stromlo Exploratorium. Recorded at Fundraising Function, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (3 min 53 s - 3.6 MB)
Aug 6Dan Goldin
Administrator
NASA
Washington D.C.
A vision for exploring space. Recorded by overseas source.
Sep 3Ed Stone
Project Manager
Galileo Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Califronia
The Pluto Express. Recorded at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Listen or Download (1 min 4 s - 1.0 MB)
Sep 17Ed Stone
Project Manager
Galileo Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Califronia
Galileo's Journey to Jupiter. Includes Ida flyby, probe release and descent, and orbital operations. Recorded at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Listen or Download (24 min 9 s - 22.6 MB)
Oct 8Duncan Steel
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
University of Adelaide
Adelaide
Effect of an Asteroid Impact on the Earth. Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne. (Rebroadcast from 1996 December)
Listen or Download (20 min 22 s - 19.1 MB)
Oct 8Richard Tonkin
Member
Australian Space Business Council
Melbourne
Sputnik 1. Lecture to mark 40th anniversary of launch. Recorded at Scienceworks Museum.
Listen or Download (6 min 3 s - 5.6 MB)
Oct 15Duncan Steel
Anglo-Australian Observatory
and
University of Adelaide
Adelaide
Impact Cratering In Australia. Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (5 min 50 s - 5.4 MB)
DecemberBrian Embleton
Director
Cooperative Research Center for Satellite Systems
Canberra
Tecnical details of the experiments of the Fedsat satellite. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
NOTE: The broadcast edit of this talk was erased after broadcast. The following includes technical details that were not broadcast.
Listen or Download (12 min 1 s - 11.3 MB)
Listen or Download Question & Answer session (5 min 5 s - 4.7 MB)
Not BroadcastJelco Karlovic
Astronomer
Melbourne Planetarium
Museum of Victoria
Melbourne
History of the recently closed Melbourne Planetarium and plans for a new planetarium at Science Works in Spotswood. NOTE: Not broadcast because it contained too many visual references and the sound quality varied because the speaker moved away from the microphone. This unedited recording may be use to those with a particular interest in the Melbourne Planetarium.
Listen or Download (21 min 39 s - 20.3 MB)