SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2007

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
January 24 John Charles
Mission Scientist
Office of Biological and Physical Reearch
NASA
Spacehab experiments aboard STS 107. (Recorded before flight)
January 24 Kelly Beck
Lead Flight Director
STS 107
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Expected use of Columbia after STS 107 (Recorded before flight)
January 24 Dave Israel
Principal Investigator
LPT Investigations
Communications and Navigation Technology Tests aboard STS 107. (Recorded before flight)
January 24 Nikyla Smith
Artist
Queensland

John Beasley
Artist
Victoria

Will Richards
Ansett Aviation

Dush Velcek
Business Develpment Co-ordinator
Hilton Hotel
Tullamarine

Opening of "Looking Forward - Looking Back" exhibition of aviation art. Will Richards's career path and memories of his gradfather, Reg Ansett. (Recorded at Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Airport, Tullamarine)
Listen or Download (2 min 32 s - 2.3MB)
Listen or Download (9 min 33 s - 8.9 MB)
January 31 Tammy Brown
Project SCientist
Shuttle Ozone Limb Sounding Experiment
Description of the ozone mapping experiment carried aboard STS 107. (Recorded before flight)
February 7 Franklin Chang-Dìaz
NASA Astronaut
Director
Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Plasma propulsion to Mars using nuclear reactors. (Recorded at Royal Aeronautical Society, South Yarra)
Listen or Download (4 min 53 s - 4.6 MB)
February 7 John Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
California Institute of Technology
California
Lake bed salts on Mars. (Courtesy, University of Texas)
February 14 Franklin Chang-Dìaz
NASA Astronaut
Director
Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Responses to audience questions on his spaceflight experiences and on plasma propulsion. (Recorded at Royal Aeronautical Society, South Yarra)
Listen or Download (19 min 09 s - 17.9 MB) N.B. Because the audience questions were barely audible on the recording, the questions were read out in the studio for broadcast, but this reading was not recorded, so this download features Franklin's responses only.
February 21 Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
Getting Amateur Radio satellites Into Space by hitch-hiking. (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or Download (3 min 36 s - 3.3 MB)
February 28 Robert Zubrin
President
Mars Society
Reactions of the American public to suggestion of human exploration of Mars. (Courtesy U.S.Senate)
March 7 Brian Embleton
former Executive Director
Co-operative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
The CRSS and Fedsat. (Recorded at Australian Space Research institute, Adelaide)
Listen or Download (9 min 49 s - 9.2 MB)
March 14 Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne
Responses to audience questions about the proposal to solar sail the Hyperion spacecraft to the heliopause, and about the Gaia satellite that would map the locations of 3 billion stars. (Recorded at Systems Engineering Society, North Melbourne)
Listen or Download (11 min 36 s - 10.9 MB)
March 14 David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
His personal views on manned spaceflight and our future in space. (Recorded at Melbourne University)
Listen or Download (3 min 41 s - 3.4 MB)
March 21 Lisa Randall
Professor
Department of Physics
Harvard University
Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions. (Resorded at Science Communicators Group, Redback Hotel, North Melbourne)
Listen or Download (11 min 54 s - 11.1 MB)
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March 28 Lisa Randall
Professor
Department of Physics
Harvard University
Writing the book "Warped Passages: Unravelling the Universe's Hidden Dimensions" and her future career. (Resorded at Science Communicators Group, Redback Hotel, North Melbourne)
Listen or Download (7 min 18 s - 6.8 MB)
April 4 Andrew Thomas
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Flight experiences as an astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle, Mir and the International Space Station. (Recorded at Crown Entertainment Centre, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (42 min 52 s - 40.1 MB)
April 11 Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
The AO-40 satellite and its dramatic story. Part One. (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or Download (16 min 51 s - 15.8 MB)
April 16 George W Bush
President
United States of America
Announcement of decision to send humans to the Moon by 2020. (Courtesy NASA)
May 2 Andrew Cheng
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
The Long Range Reconnaissance Imager aboard the New Horizons spacecraft now enroute to Pluto and about to pass Jupiter. (Courtesy NASA)
May 2 Ralph McNutt
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
The Pluto Energetic Particle Spectrometer Science Investigation instrument aboard the Pluto bound spacecraft New Horizons.
May 9 Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
The AO-40 satellite and its dramatic story. (Part Two) (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or Download (14 min 28 s - 13.6 MB)
May 9 David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
Why Europeans are enagaged in space science. (Recorded at Melbourne University)
Listen or Download (5 min 06 s - 4.8 MB)
May 23 John Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
California Institute of Technology
California
The Mars Science Laboratory, due to search for life on Mars in 2009. (Courtesy, University of Texas)
May 23 Michael Davis
Australian Space Industry Chamber of Commerce
Canberra
ACT
Space Business In Australia. The phases of space exploration and their implications for Australia. Australia's regulatory system. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Institute, Adelaide)
Listen or Download (25 min 15 s - 23.7 MB)
May 30 Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
The AO-40 satellite and its dramatic story. (Part Three) (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or Download (12 min 17 s - 11.5 MB)
May 30 John Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology
California Institute of Technology
California
Responses to questions about Mars exploration posed by an audience. (Courtesy, University of Texas)
June 6 Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
The AO-40 satellite and its dramatic story. (Part Four) (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or Download (9 min 12 s - 8.6 MB)
June 6 David McComas
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas
Description of the Solar Wind at Pluto instrument aboard the New Horizons spacecraft, and its expected results.
June 6 Tiffany Finley
Project Manager
Student Dust Counter
University of Colarado
Boulder
Colarado
How the first student designed and built instrument on a planetary mission, the Student Dust Counter, will operate during the trip to Pluto and beyond, and its role in engendering student participation in space activities.
June 13 Bryan Gaensler
Astronomer
Sydney
Supernova 1987a and his work in studying its evolution. (Recorded for The Space Show by Museum of Victoria's Sarah Edwards)
Listen or Download (14 min 54 s - 13.9 MB)
June 20 David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
Opportunities for Australia to take part in ESA Science Acitivities. (Recorded at Melbourne University)
Listen or Download (6 min 02 s - 5.6 MB)
July 4 Geoffrey Bruce
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
Software that allows one to take a Virtual Field Trip to the Pilbara and other places, "interview" scientists there about their research and use a virtual microscope to look for evidence of life in the rocks. (Recorded at the Victoria Space Science Centre, Strathmore)
Listen or Download (11 min 56 s - 11.1 MB)
July 4 Carol Oliver
Centre for Astrobiology
Macquarie University
Sydney
Using the software application "World Wind" to tour the Earth and Mars.
Listen or Download (8 min 29 s - 7.9 MB)
August 22 Barbara Morgan
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Morgan talks by amateur radio from the International Space Station with school students in Idaho.
September 5 Barbara Morgan
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Morgan talks from the International Space Station about life on the station.
September 19 Michael Griffin
Administrator
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Wahington, D.C.
The Space Economy. What NASA has achieved in the nearly 50 years since its formation, and what it plans for the future. (Courtesy, NASA)
October 10 Bruce Davidson
Manager
Exhibitions
Philatelic Group
Australia Post
Melbourne
Personal reminiscnces of Sputnik 1 and its impact on the West. The "Blast-off - 50 Years In Space" Exhibition. (Recorded at Post Master Gallery, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (2 min 42 s - 2.5 MB)
October 10 Freya Baskcomb
Year 6 Student
Melbourne
"Blast Along", a short story read at the opening of the "Blast-off - 50 Years In Space" Exhibition. (Recorded at Post Master Gallery, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (11 min 2 s - 10.3 MB)
October 10 Perry Vlahos
Vice President
Astronomical Society of Victoria
Melbourne
Sputnik 1 and the Space Age. (Recorded at Post Master Gallery, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (17 min 39 s - 16.6 MB)
October 17 Bruce Davidson
Manager
Exhibitions
Philatelic Group
Australia Post
Melbourne
Description of the "Blast-off - 50 Years In Space" Exhibition. (Recorded at Post Master Gallery, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (0 min 50 s - 13.1 MB)
October 17 Sunita Williams
NASA Astronaut
International Space Station
Responses to questions posed by people areound the world. (Courtesy JSC)
October 17 Arthur C Clarke
Author
Sri Lanka
Comments on the occassion of a close flyby at Saturnian moon Iapetus by the Cassini spacecraft. (Courtesy JPL)
October 24 Stephanie Stillson
Discovery Flow Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida

Sandra Magnus
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas

Pam Melroy
STS 120 Commander
Houston
Texas

Scott Parazynski
STS 120 Mission Specialist
Houston
Texas

The STS 120 shuttle assembly mission to the International Space Station. (Courtesy KSC)
Novemer 28 Brian Embleton
former Director
Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
The goals of the Fedsat satellite project. Broadcast on the cessation of functioning of Fedsat. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Institute, Adelaide)
Listen or Download (10 min 23 s - 9.7 MB)