SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1998

LECTURES
taped by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
Jan 14Andrew Thomas
Australian Born NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Preparation for flight, the STS 77 Payload. Recorded at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
Listen or download (22 min 21 s - 20.9 MB)
Jan 14Eugene Shoemaker
Astronomer
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff
Arizona
Fate of Committee Report on possible comet or asteroid impacts with the Earth.
Jan 21Andrew Thomas
Australian Born NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Description of flight aboard STS 77. Recorded at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
Listen or download (18 min 49 s - 17.6 MB)
Jan 28Vaughn Clift
Chief Scientist
Medical Sciences Products
NASA Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
An Australian who wants to be an astronaut describes the preparation of a Shuttle for launch. Recorded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Listen or Download (5 min 3 s - 4.7 MB)
Feb 11Ed Stone
Project Manager
Galileo Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The Galileo Probe Fiindings, and unanswered questions about Jupiter. Recorded at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Listen or Download (10 min 12 s - 9.6 MB)
Feb 18Jill Tarter
Project Leader
Project Phoenix
Parkes Radio Telescope
Parkes
Responses to audience questions on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (26 min 28 s - 24.8 MB)
Mar 18Andrew Thomas
Australian Born NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Responses to questions by school children. Recorded at schools session at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (29 min 15 s - 27.4 MB)
NOTE: The following items were not broadcast. Some were very similar to other talks given by Thomas that day and already broadcast earlier in the year on "The Space Show".
* Listen or Download introduction by Melbourne Community Television (2 min 47 s - 2.6 MB)
* Listen or Download welcome speeches (8 min 41 s - 8.1 MB)
* Listen or Download Thomas' talk during which he used illustrative slides (13 min 53 s - 13.0 MB)
* Listen or Download Thomas' narration of his mission video (18 min 16 s - 17.1 MB)
* Listen or Download the votes of thanks (3 min 43 s - 3.4 MB)
Mar 18Ed Stone
Project Manager
Galileo Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Were any impacts seen on the moons of Jupiter during the Galileo mission? (Not yet.) Recorded at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Listen or Download (0 min 54 s - 0.8 MB)
Apr 1Vaughn Clift
Chief Scientist
Medical Sciences Products
NASA Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
Wide ranging talk through the Russian space programme, the impact of photos of the Earth from space, life sciences stidies, commercialisation of space, space suits, space "spins offs", and the International Space Station. Recorded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Listen or Download (0 min 54 s - 0.8 MB)
Apr 8Andrew Prentice
Mathematics Department
Monash University
Clayton
The Solar System beyond Pluto. Dr Prentice extends his theories of the formation of the Solar System to make predictions about what Pluto and other outer Solar System objects will be like. Recorded at the Space Association of Australia, Moorabbin.
Listen or Download (11 min 9 s - 10.4 MB)
Apr 8James Hurtak
Co-Author
"The Face On Mars"
Ancient Biosphere on Mars. Mr. Hurtak puts his case for the existence of an ancient biosphere on Mars, citing Viking Lander results as evidence. He also asserts that there was once either intelligent life on Mars, or Mars was visited by aliens, and offers the "face on Cydonia and pyrimidal shapes in support of his argument. Recorded at Monash University, Clayton.
NOTE: The Space Show does NOT endorse the content of this recording. This lecture was NOT organised by Monash University.
Listen or download (15 min 34 s - 14.6 MB)
See 1996 Lectures (November) for more recordings of this lecture.
Apr 15Elio Grahoviz
Space Policy Unit
Department of Science, Technology, Industry and Tourism
Canberra
Pending Legislation to license space launches and register satellites. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or download (9 min 53 s - 9.2 MB)
Apr 22John O'Connor
Lecturer
Council for Adult Education
Melbourne
Promoting the lecture series Discussions in Cosmology, about to commence at the CAE.
Apr 22Elio Grahoviz
Space Policy Unit
Department of Science, Technology, Industry and Tourism
Canberra
Timing of Industry Assistance measures to promote Australian space industry. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or download (2 min 1 s - 1.8 MB)
Apr 29, repeated Jun 3Andrew Thomas
Australian Born NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Comments about life aboard the Mir Space Station, and his desire to work aboard the International Space Station. Recorded from NASA TV and at Melbourne Press Conference.
Listen or Download (15 min 31 s - 14.6 MB)
May 6Brian Embleton
Executive Director
Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
Organisational changes that led from the CSIRO Office of Space Science and Applications to the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (11 min 8 s - 10.5 MB)
Listen or Download full talk (19 min 45 s - 18.5 MB)
May 6David Malin
Astronomer
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Coonabarabran
An examination of the evidence for Star Formation. Recorded at the Australian International Space School, Sydney.
Note: The 20 minute radio edit was erased after broadcast. The following unedited recording has many visual references. Listen or Download (26 min 24 s - 24.7 MB)
May 13Shanon Lucid
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Part One of a press conference at which Lucid describes her experiences aboard the Mir Space Station. (Recorded from NASA Television.)
May 13Warwick Jones
Australian Space Insurance Group
Melbourne
Insuring the Space Station, cancellation insurance, space insurance as foreign exchange earner for Australia. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (6 min 35 s - 6.1 MB)
May 20Shanon Lucid
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Part Two of a press conference at which Lucid describes her experiences aboard the Mir Space Station. (Recorded from NASA Television.)
May 27Andrew Thomas
Australian Born NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Responses to questions from an audience of adults. Recorded at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
* Listen or Download (23 min 18 s - 21.8 MB)
* Listen or Download introduction to lecture which was not broadcast (3 min 50 s - 3.5 MB)
* Listen or Download to vote of thanks which was not broadcast (5 min 56 s - 5.5 MB)
Jun 10Elio Grahoviz
Space Policy Unit
Department of Science, Technology, Industry and Tourism
Canberra
Lack of an Australian National Space Policy. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or download (4 min 58 s - 4.6 MB)
N.B. This was a part of a one and a half hour talk that was not broadcast in full due to its technical nature. The final hour of this talk is offered here for those with an interest in Australian space policy issues of the late 1990s. It has not been edited to broadcast standard.
Listen or download talk (1 h 6 min 21 s - 62.2 MB)
Jun 10Susan Tereby
Extrasolar Research Corporation
Pasadena
California
Press conference discussion of the discovery of an extrasolar planet apparently escaping from its parent star.
Jun 17Scott Parazynski
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas

introduced by
Lesley Boston
Principal
The Mac.Robertson Girls'
High School
South Melbourne

Description of experiences aboard STS 86, a Mir docking mission. Recorded at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, South Melbourne.
Listen or download (20 min 13 s - 18.9 MB)
Jun 24Mark Blair
Ausroc Projects
Australia Space
Research Institute
Canberra
The Ausroc rocket programmes. Recorded at Australia Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download as Broadcast (9 min 35 s - 8.9 MB)
Listen or Download Full Talk including parts not broadcast (32 min 54 s - 30.8 MB)
Jul 1Michael Davis
International Space University
Adelaide
The International Space University. Recorded at Australia Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or download (6 min 27 s - 6.0 MB)
Listen or download part of talk that was not broadcast (14 min 3 s - 13.1 MB)
Jul 7Warwick Jones
Australian Space Insurance Group
Melbourne
The launch statistics of various satellite launch vehicles, and their insurance rating. Recorded at Australia Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (23 min 35 s - 22.1 MB)
Jul 15Geoff Perry
The Kettering Group
Kettering
United Kingdom
Educational aspects of satellite tracking. Tracking Prospero, Ariel 1, Cosmos 40, DongFangHong 1, China 19. Recorded at La Trobe University.
NOTE: The broadcast edit was 16 minutes.
Listen or Download (24 min 40 s - 23.1 MB)
Listen or Download Full Lecture (58 min 11 s - 54.5 MB)
Listen or Download Unnarrated Telemetry recordings used in lecture (58 min 11 s - 54.5 MB)
Not BroadcastGeoff Perry
The Kettering Group
Kettering
United Kingdom
Types of satellites and their uses. Recorded at Space Association meeting, Monash University, Clayton.
NOTE: This talk was never broadcast because of frequent visual references and variable sound quality.
Listen or Download Introduction by Mark Hillyer of the Space Association. (2 min 1 s - 1.8 MB)
Listen or Download Talk (53 min 16 s - 49.9 MB)
Jul 15 Brian Embleton
Executive Director
Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems.
The trend towards small satellites. Recorded at Australia Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (3 min 46 s - 3.5 MB)
Jul 15Carl Meade
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Describes his space shuttle mission and extravehicular activity. recorded at Melbourne University, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (7 min 28 s - 7.0 MB)
July 22Gordon Pike
Optus Communications
Sydney
Chinese missiles and early satellite launch vehicles. Recorded at Institution of Engineers, Melbourne. (Rebroadcast of 1996 April 17)
Listen or Download (6 min 52 s - 6.4 MB)
Aug 26Elio Grahoviz
Space Policy Unit
Department of Science, Technology, Industry and Tourism
Canberra
History of the Australian Space Office and the projects it fostered. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (7 min 20 s - 6.8 MB)
Sep 2Andrew Prentice
Mathematics Department
Monash University
Clayton
The Galileo Mission to Jupiter. Dr. Prentice applies his supersonic turbulence theory to make some predictions on what Galileo will find out at Jupiter (this lecture was recorded before Galileo arrived at Jupiter). He also makes predictions about the composition of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt Objects. Recorded at Monash University, Clayton.
Note: Sound quality problems and frequent visual references meant that this recording had to be edited for broadcast. This 30 minute edit was erased immediately after broadcast, so what is presented here is the unedited recording. The introduction is by Monash University's Professor Ron Davies.
Listen or Download (38 min 0 s - 35.6 MB)
Sep 9Mark Blair
Ausroc Projects
Australia Space
Research Institute
Canberra
The Zuni Sighter Rocket programme. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (1 min 40 s - 1.5 MB)
Sep 9Ed Stone
Project Manager
Galileo Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Responses to audience questions on Jupiter's magnetosphere, Voyager 1 and 2 status, the Galileo Probe's parachutes, metallic hydrogen, volcanic activity on Io, lifetime of Galileo Orbiter and gravity assist manoeuvres. recorded ay Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
Listen or Download (15 min 9 s - 14.2 MB)
Listen or Download to an offcut not broadcast (2 min 25 s - 2.2 MB)
Sep 16Gil Yanow
Head
Educational Outreach
Educational Affairs Office
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Global student programme to monitor solar ultraviolet radiation. Recorded at the Australian Intenational Space School, Sydney.
NOTE: Because this talk was very visual only a small portion was broadcast.
Listen or download broadcast talk (2 min 17 s - 2.1 MB)
Listen or download full unedited talk (53 min 51 s - 50.4 MB)
Sep 23Gordon Pike
Institution of Engineers
Sydney
The Woomera rocket range. Recorded at Institution of Engineers, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (6 min 8 s - 5.6 MB)
Sep 23Vaughn Clift
Chief Scientist
Medical Sciences Products
NASA Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Texas
Space spin-offs. Earthy applications of space technology. Recorded at the Australian Intenational Space School, Sydney.
Listen or Download (3 min 41 s - 3.4 MB)
Oct 7Greg Talbot
Centre for Australian Space Education
Sydney
Science Experiments in Space, a programme that allows Austrslian school students to design and fly an experiment aboard the Space Shuttle. Also the Dreaming In Space competition which will allow a student painting to fly aboard the Space Shuttle. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (7 min 44 s - 7.2 MB)
Oct 14Scott Parazynski
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Answers student questions about his two Space Shuttle missions. Broadcast timed to coincide with his third mission (with John Glenn). Recorded at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, South Melbourne.
Listen or download (7 min 44 s - 7.2 MB)
Oct 21Andrew Prentice
Mathematics Department
Monash University
Clayton
Dr. Prentice comments on those who have attacked his modern Laplacian theory of the formation of the Solar System. Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Moorabbin.
Oct 21Scott Parazynski
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Answers further student questions about his two Space Shuttle missions. Broadcast timed to coincide with his third mission (with John Glenn). Recorded at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, South Melbourne.
Listen or download (13 min 6 s - 12.2 MB)
Oct 26Scott Parazynski
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Answers still more student questions about his two Space Shuttle missions. Broadcast timed to coincide with his third mission (with John Glenn). Recorded at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, South Melbourne.
Listen or download (14 min 42 s - 13.7 MB)
Nov 18Barry Epstein
Manager
Space Station External Affairs
NASA Headquarters
Washington D.C.
Coperation with the Russians on the International Space Station. Also the contributions of other nations to the station. Recorded at Scienceworks Museum, Spotswood.
Listen or Download Part 1 (10 min 16 s - 9.6 MB)
Listen or Download Part 2 (2 min 16 s - 2.1 MB)
Dec 2Barry Epstein
Manager
Space Station External Affairs
NASA Headquarters
Washington D.C.
Possible Australian involvement in the International Space Station. Also, the Space Station and popular culture. Thoughts of Skylab and 2001 : A Space Odyssey, and of a public outreach programme. Recorded at Scienceworks Museum, Spotswood.
Listen or Download Part 1 (4 min 46 s - 4.4 MB)
Listen or Download Part 2 (5 min 56 s - 5.5 MB)
Dec 9Suvit Vibulsresth
Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Science,
Technology and Environment
Bankok
Thailand
Forum Series 1: A desription of Thailand's space programme, which is heavily weighted towards remote sensing and international cooperation. Recorded at the International Astronautical Federation Congress, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (9 min 7 s - 8.5 MB)
Dec 16Robert Wang
Kister Aerospace
Kirkland
Washington
Outline of the Kister K-1 rocket, and Australian involvement.
Dec 16Elio Grahoviz
Space Policy Unit
Department of Science, Technology, Industry and Tourism
Canberra
Hazard analysis for space launch vehicle insurance. Recorded at the Australian Space Research Institute, Melbourne.
Listen or download (1 min 42 s - 1.6 MB)