SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2005

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie (unless otherwise noted)

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
January 5Matt Golombek
Project Scientist
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Deciding where to land the Mars Exploration Rovers on Mars. (Courtesy JPL)
January 5Kevin Baines
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
Cassini's flyby of Titan. (Courtesy JPL)
January 12James Kennedy
Director
Kennedy Space Centre
Florida
Overview of the Deep Impact mission. (Courtesy JPL)
January 12Mike Staffor
Mission Integration Manager
Deep Impact Mission

Tom Shaw
Launch Vehicle Integration Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Preparing and Launching the Deep Impact Mission. (Courtesy JPL)
January 26Claudio Solazzo
Head
Huygens Operations Unit
European Space Operations Centre
Darmstadt
Germany
Huygens Descent Report made whilst the probe was still descending through Titan's atmsphere. (Courtesy ESA)
January 26Jean-Pierre Lebreton
Mission Manager
Huygens
Noordwijk
The Netherlands
Huygens descent update - still transmitting good science data. (Courtesy ESA)
January 26Alphonso Diaz
Associate Science Administrator
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
NASA support for the Huygens mission, congratulations to ESA. (Courtesy ESA)
February 2European Space Agency OfficialsResponse to media qusetions at press conference immediately following the landing of Huygens on Titan. (Courtesy ESA)
February 9Jim Erickson
Project Manager
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboaratory
Pasadena

Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Cornell University
New York

Firouze Naderi
Manager
Mars Exploration Programme
Jet propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena

One Year On Mars Briefing - Part One. A description of the first year of surface operations by the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy JPL)
February 16Charles Elachi
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboaratory
Pasadena

Sean O'Keefe
Administrator
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Jim Garvin
Chief Scientist
Mars Exploration Programme
NASA HQ
Wshington, D.C.

One Year On Mars Briefing - Part Two. A description of the first year of surface operations by the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy JPL)
March 9Martin Harwit
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy
Cornell University
New York
Developments in infrared detectors for astronomy. (Recorded at Scienceworks, Spotswood)
Listen or Download (3 min 20 s - 3.1 MB)
March 23John Brumby
Minister for Innovation
Victorian Government
Opening of the Australian Synchrotron. (Recorded at Australian Synchrotron, Clayton)
March 23 (repeated March 30 and April 13)Andy Thomas
Astronaut
Johnson Space Centre
Houston
Announcing a children's essay competition. (Courtesy News Limited)
April 13Richard Cook
Flight Systems Manager
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Use of airbags to land on Mars, first tested on Pathfinder and then used on the two Mars Exploration Rovers.
June 22Kate Reitdyk
Winner Honourable Mention
Earth & Sky Young Producers Contest
Student
The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
Melbourne
Frizzy Hair
June 22Karen Ong
Contestant
Earth & Sky Young Producers Contest
Student
The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
Melbourne
Chameleons
June 22Lian Jin and Sathika Titakaratne
Contestants
Earth & Sky Young Producers Contest
Student
The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School
Melbourne
Tears
June 29Bryan Gaensler
Young Australian of the Year 1999

Hubble Fellow

Life of Stars. A description of the birth, life and particularly death of stars. (Recorded Victorian Youth Space Forum, Melbourne University, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (22 min 8 s - 20.7 MB)
July 27Andrew Thomas
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
STS 114 crewmember answering student questions about his earlier spaceflight experiences. (Recorded at Victorian Youth Space Forum, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (11 min 13 s - 10.5 MB)
Listen or download part of session not boadcast because of audio quality (18 min 51 s - 17.6 MB)
August 3George W Bush
President
United States of America
Talk to astronauts of the STS 114 Discovery and the International Space Station. (Courtesy NASA)
August 24James Graf
Project Manager
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Michael Malin
Principal Investigator
Mars Color Imager
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Howard Eisen
Flight System Manager
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Philip Barela
Mission Assurance Manager
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Richard Zurec
Project Scientist
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Randy Walker
Atlas 5 Integration Manager
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Arden Acord
Launch Vehicle Manager

Laryssa Densmore
Deputy Director
Atlas production
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Vazrick Gharakian
Quality Assurance Engineer
Mars Reconnaiisance Orbiter

Paul Hardy
Project Element Manager
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Tammy Harrington
Mission Integration Manager
KSC Launch Services

The preparation and launch of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Courtesy NASA)
August 24Steve Robinson
STS 114 Astronaut
The first podcast from space. (Courtesy NASA)
August 24Crew of STS 114Tribute in Honour of Fallen Astronauts from aboard the Discovery during the flight of STS 114. (Courtesy NASA)
September 14Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report - 2nd anniversary.A look at the Columbia Accident Investigation Board report two years after its publication.
September 21Deep Impact's Final Approach and Impact.A recording of the commentary from Don Yeoman and others at the Jet propulsion Laboratory as as the Deep Impact spacecraft arrived at Comet Temple 1. (Courtesy NASA)
September 28Wes Huntress
former Associate Administrator for Space Science
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
What could we learn by going back to the Moon? (Courtesy U.S. Senate)
October 19Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest
Writers and Radio/TV Producers
United Kingdom
Discussion between Heather and Nigel on the question of whether there is exraterrestrial life. (Recorded at Science NOW, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (50 min 55 s - 47.7 MB)
November 2Piers Sellers
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Use of his Earth systems science experience to observe the Earth. (Courtesy NASA)
November 2Heather Couper
Writer and Radio/TV Producer
United Kingdom
Simulating living on Mars on Devon Island. (Recorded at Science Communicators, Redback Brewery Hotel, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (6 min 34 s - 6.3 MB)
November 16Nigel Henbest
Writer and Radio/TV Producer
United Kingdom
Human trips to Mars, and the possibility of terraforming the planet. (Recorded at Science Communicators, Redback Brewery Hotel, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (3 min 11 s - 3.0 MB)
November 23Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne
The GAIA project to make a stereoscopic census of our galaxy. (Recorded at Institution of Engineers, North Melbourne)
Listen or Download (22 min 34 s - 21.1 MB)
November 30Yasunari Matogawa
Associate Executive Director
JAXA
Japan
The Longest Day of Hayabusa. Description of the landing of the Hayabusa on asteroid Itokawa. (Read in studio)