SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2002

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
compiled by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECTDESCRIPTION
January 2The Songs of Distant Earth - Part 2A discussion of the story behind Arthur C. Clarke's "The Songs of Distant Earth" and how Mike Oldfield composed music based on it.
January 9Mythodea - Part 1An exploration of the space music of Vangelis and his composition of music for the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
January 16Mythodea - Part 2An exploration of the space music of Vangelis and his composition of music for the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
Listen or Download (51 min 25 s - 48.2 MB)
January 23Star Trek : Strangers From The SkySummer Science Fiction
January 30Star Trek : Strangers From The SkySummer Science Fiction
January 30Disco Ball In SpaceA description of the Starshine 3 satellite. Courtesy of NASA.
February 6Star Trek : Strangers From The SkySummer Science Fiction
February 6Earth SongsAn exploration of the natural radio signals of our planet, including those generated during an exceptional electrical storm in Melbourne.
February 6Starshine 2A description of the Starshine 2 satellite. Courtesy of NASA.
February 13Star Trek : Strangers From The SkySummer Science Fiction
Feb 13ET's BreathThe search for the chemicals of life in the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. Courtesy of NASA.
Feb 20Galaxy CollissionsHow galaxies are colliding in Stephan's Quintet. Courtesy of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Feb 20Where Lightning StrikesNew maps of global lightning patterns based on satellite sensor data. Courtesy of NASA.
Feb 27Tour of the Orion NebulaA description of the star forming area of the Orion Nebula. Courtesy of the Space Telescope Science Institute.
March 6Service Call to the Hubble by STS 109 - Part 1Description of the mission of STS 109 to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Covered the launch, capture of Hubble and the first two spacewalks.
March 13Service Call to the Hubble by STS 109 - Part 2Description of the mission of STS 109 to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Covered the last two spacewalks, press conferences, and the undocking and landing. Also crew interviews.
March 13GRACEDescription of the GRACE satellites to map the Earth's gravity field. Courtesy NASA.
March 20The Sun Does A FlipHow the Sun's magnetic field is reversing as part of its 22 year cycle. Courtesy NASA.
March 20First results From ChandraDiscussion of the initial findings by the Chandra Xray Observatory. Courtesy Space Telescope Institute.
March 20AsteroidsDiscussion of near-Earth asteroids.
March 27Dark EnergyHow distant supernovae lend insight into dark energy and the inflation of the Universe. Courtesy of NASA.
April 3Antibiotics In SpaceWhy microbes yield more antibiotics in space. Courtesy of NASA.
April 10Installing the S-Zero - Part 1The STS 110 mission to install a major element on the International Space Station. Covered preflight activities and the launch.
April 10The Muana Kea TelescopesA description of the observatory atop Muana Kea in Hawaii. Courtesy National Public Radio.
April 17Installing the S-Zero - Part 2The STS 110 mission to install a major element on the International Space Station. Covered in-flight press conferences, docking of Atlantis to ISS and first two spacewalks.
April 17FUSEThe Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer satellite. Courtesy National Public Radio.
April 17Achievements of the Hubble Space TelescopeWhat the Hubble Space Telescope has achieved since its launch. Courtesy National Public Radio.
April 17Dizziness In SpaceWhy astronauts returning from space sometimes feel dizzy. Courtesy NASA.
April 24Origins of GoldA theory for the origin of gold in colliding neutron stars. Courtesy National Public Radio.
May 8Kuiper Belt TwinsThe discovery of the Kuiper Belt of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune, and the finding that 1998 WW31 is a binary with highly eccentric orbits.
May 8Rockin' In The OrbitA exploration of how the popular music of the late 1950's was affected by the telemetry sounds of the first satellites.
May 8Life Aboard the International Space StationAstonaut Stephen Smith's responses to e-mailed questions about life aboard the International Space Station and the Shuttle.
May 15Astronomy and Astrophysics UpdateThe discovery of terrestrial type extrasolar planets and are the constants of physics not so constant after all? Courtesy National Public Radio.
May 22Telebridge Conversation with ISS CrewPrimary school students at Bordertown, South Australia, talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station via ham radio relayed via South Africa. Courtesy community radio station 5TCB.
Listen or Download (17 min 54 s - 16.7 MB)
May 22Transparent SunHow the SOHO satellite is enabling us to see sunspots on the other side of the Sun. Courtesy NASA.
May 22Slowing LightHow physicists have been able to slow light. Courtesy National Public Radio.
May 29Ask The Crew Of ISSResponses of the crew of the International Space Station to questions from the public. Courtesy NASA.
May 29Water on MarsNew evidence for water on Mars. Courtesy NASA.
May 29EuropaA summary of new findings by the Galileo spacecraft about Jupiter's moon Europa.
May 29Can Deserts Be Cold?Emma Foster, Uditha Lilani and Whitney Cheung of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School with their winning entry in the Earth & Sky Young Producers Contest.
Listen or Download Teaser (0 min 18 s - 0.7 MB)
Listen or Download Winner (1 min 34 s - 3.6 MB)
Photo: Left to right - Uditha Lilani, Emma Foster and Whitney Cheung
June 5Solar FlaresA descrition of the HESSI satellite and its mission to study solar flares in hard xrays and gamma rays. Courtesy NASA.
June 19STS 111 - Part OneThe flight of the Endeavour to the International Space Station.
June 26Mythodea - Part 1An exploration of the space music of Vangelis and his composition of music for the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
July 3New Extrasolar PlanetsA description of the discovery of new extrasolar planets, and how they are thought to have formed.
July 10Mythodea - Part 2An exploration of the space music of Vangelis and his composition of music for the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft.
July 10STS 111 - Part TwoThe flight of the Endeavour to the International Space Station.
July 17Floating FertilitySperm in zero gravity. Courtesy NASA.
July 24Apollo 17A look at the last Apollo moonlanding and the geological exploration of Harrison Schmitt.
July 31Meteorites and AsteroidsDiscovery of sugar in the chemical spectrum of metorites, and the chances an asteroid might strike the Earth. Courtesy NASA.
July 31Brightest Star FoundHubble Space Telescope find the brightest star in the Milky Way. Courtesy National Public Radio.
August 7Visible AsteroidDescription of how an astroid will pass so close to the Earth it will be visble from the Northern Hemisphere. Courtesy NASA.
August 21Voyager 1 and 2 25th Anniversary - Part OneAn examination of the achievements of the Voyager 1 and 2 missions. Included music carried on the Voyager Interstellar disc, and music inspired by the Voyager plasma wave recordings. Also, Ed Stone's reflections on the Voyager mission.
August 28Voyager 1 and 2 25th Anniversary - Part TwoAn examination of the achievements of the Voyager 1 and 2 missions. Included music carried on the Voyager Interstellar disc, and music inspired by the Voyager plasma wave recordings. Also, Ed Stone's reflections on the Voyager mission.
August 28Bose-Einstein Condensates and Neutron StarsThe making of Bose-Einstein condensates has given a new insight into neutron stars. Courtesy NASA.
August 28Near Earth ObjectsA look at objects which come near to the Earth. Included the music of Fiorella Terenzi.
August 28New Theory of Origin of UniversePaul Steinhart's new theory for the origin of the universe. Courtesy National Public Radio.
September 4Voyager 1 and 2 25th Anniversary - Part ThreeAn examination of the achievements of the Voyager 1 and 2 missions. Included music carried on the Voyager Interstellar disc, and music inspired by the Voyager plasma wave recordings. Also, Ed Stone's reflections on the Voyager mission.
September 4Bone Loss in SpaceHow spaceflight affects our bones. Courtesy NASA.
September 11Voyager 1 and 2 25th Anniversary - Part FourAn examination of the achievements of the Voyager 1 and 2 missions. Included music carried on the Voyager Interstellar disc, and music inspired by the Voyager plasma wave recordings. Also, Ed Stone's reflections on the Voyager mission.
September 18Amateur Radio Contact with International Space StationStudents from the Glen Waverley Secondary College in Melbourne talk with astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station via an amateur radio link set up by members of the Mountain Districts and Eastern Radio Club. Included preliminary comments by teacher Alan Payne and follow-up comments by radio club members. Also interviews with students Lucy, Claudia, Alicia and Sharma.
NOTE: The broadcast was not recorded. We offer here the elements used.
Listen or download Speeches and ISS contact (12 min 9 s - 11.3 MB)
Listen or download Alicia and Sharma (1 min 3 s - 0.9 MB)
Listen or download Lucy and Claudia (1 min 18 s - 1.1 MB)
Listen or download Andrew Blight (1 min 6 s - 1.0 MB)
Listen or download Craig Cook (1 min 57 s - 1.8 MB)
Listen or download closing comment (53 s - 0.8 MB)
Listen or download Alan Payne (5 min 29 s - 5.1 MB)
Listen or download a section of the ISS contact that was not broadcast because of interference (3 min 36 s - 3.3 MB)
October 2Clouds and the Greenhouse EffectNew satellite findings on effects of clouds on the greenhouse effect and climate change. Courtesy of NASA.
October 9The STS-112 Delivers the S-One Truss to the International Space Station - Part OneAn overview of the planned mission and coverage of the launch and first mission day.
October 9Binary Black HolesHow the Space Interferometry Mission will seek galaxies with dual black holes.
October 16The STS-112 Delivers the S-One Truss to the International Space Station - Part TwoA recounting of the activities aboard the Atlantis and International Space Station during mission days two to eight.
October 23The STS-112 Delivers the S-One Truss to the International Space Station - Part TThreeA recounting of the activities aboard the Atlantis and International Space Station during mission days nine to eleven. Also the landing of the Atlantis.
October 23Finding Water On MarsHow astronauts might seek out water on Mars. Courtesy NASA.
October 30Constellation-XNASA's plan for a constellation of six xray observatory satellites to try and answer some of cosmology's big questions. Courtesy NASA.
October 30Our Galactic CentreHow the Chandra Xray Observatory is revealing the mysteries of our glactic centre. Courtesy NASA.
November 6Planetary Waves Break Ozone HoleHow waves in the atmosphere are affecting stratospheric ozone. Courtesy NASA.
November 27Space Station Resupply MissionA description of the activities aboard the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle.
December 4The 2002 Total Eclipse of the Sun in AustraliaA look at the inside of the Sun and the eclipse of the Sun, which was happening as the programme went to air. (Produced and presented by Alan Walker).
December 4Viewing the Earth from the Intenational Space Station.How astronauts are using a special optical window in the Space Station to get clear images of the Earth, and sending these to Earth via e-mail. Courtesy NASA.
December 11The 2002 December 4 Total Eclipse of the SunA description of the total eclipse of the Sun as seen from the Stuart Highway, northwest of Woomera.
NOTE: This programme was not recorded. We offer here some of the audio inserts used. The recordings were severely affected by wind rumble.
* Listen or download commentary of eclipse (7 min 23 s - 6.9 MB)
* Listen or download Loit And Irena(2 min 13 s - 2.0 MB)
* Listen or download (3 min 21 s - 3.1 MB)
* Listen or download Morfield (5 min 59 s - 5.6 MB)
* Listen or download Oliver (3 min 27 s - 3.2 MB)
* Listen or download Smard (1 min 17 s - 1.2 MB)
* Listen or download VoxPops (8 min 19 s - 7.8 MB)
* Listen or download Wolfer (1 min 33 s - 1.4 MB)
* Listen or download unbroadcast Wilkinson off-cut (2 min 0 s - 1.8 MB)
* View image from International Space Station
* View eclipse
* View eclipse shadow
* View sunset
December 18The 2002 December 4 Total Eclipse of the SunThe eclipse as narrated by members of the CSIRO Double Helix Club at Ceduna. (Courtesy CSIRO and Telstra)
Listen or Download (1 min 22 s - 1.2 MB)
View movie (1 min 57 s - 5.9 MB)
December 25Space MusicA miscellany of space music for the festive season. Included Pink Floyd, AstroCapella, Frank Sinatra, Jay Chattaway, The Ventures, Hawkwind, Jimmy Haskell, Vangelis, Shi Lun Li and Christopher Franke.