SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2008

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
January 16Colleen Hartman
Director of Solar System Exploration
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Possibility of sending a spacecraft to orbit the icy moons of Jupiter. (Courtesy NASA)
April 2Noel Schmidt
Chairman
Melbourne Brach
Royal Aeronautical Society
South Yarra
Introduction to astronaut Franklin Chang-Dìaz. (Recorded Royal Aeronautical Society, South Yarra)
Listen or download (3 min 00 s - 2.8 MB)
April 2Franklin Chang-Dìaz
NASA Astronaut
Director
Advanced Space Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Plasma propulsion - what it is, how it works, and its possible future. (Recorded Royal Aeronautical Society, South Yarra)
Listen or download (10 min 34 s - 9.9 MB)
April 2Brian Embleton
former Executive Director
Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
Building Fedsat. (recorded at Australian Space Research Institute, Adelaide)
Listen or download (10 min 21 s - 9.7 MB)
April 9Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
Future AMSAT Satellites being developed to follow AO-40. (recorded at Moorabbin and District Radio Club, Highett)
Listen or download (3 min 43 s - 3.5 MB)
April 16Bryan Gaensler
Astronomer
1999 Young Australian of the Year
The Death of Stars. How different types of stars, including our Sun, live and die. (Recorded for The Space Show by Museum of Victoria's Sarah Edwards)
Listen or Download (13 min 24 s - 12.5 MB)
April 30Brian Embleton
former Executive Director
Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems
Canberra
Where next for Australia in space? (Recorded at Australian Space Research Institute, Adelaide)
Listen or download (7 min 36 s - 7.1 MB)
May 7Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
Description of a plaque carried by the AO-40 amateur radio satellite. (Recorded at Moorabbin and District Radio Club, Highett)
Listen or download (3 min 04 s - 2.9 MB)
May 14Kim Karr
Senator
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Canberra
The Square Kilometre Array radio telescope which may be built in Western Australia. (Courtesy National Press Club, Canberra)
June 11Lachlan Thompson
Associate Professor
Aerospace Design
RMIT University
Melbourne
How the proposed Aibo robotic lunar mission might stimulate new opportunities for Austalian youth to participate in space activities. (Recorded at Institution of Engineers, North Melbourne)
Listen or download (19 min 22 s - 18.1 MB)
June 18Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
Software used to control amateur radio satellites. (Recorded at Moorabbin and District Radio Club, Highett)
Listen or download (0 min 59 s - 0.9 MB)
June 18Geoffrey Bruce
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
A description of computer software that can compare specified objects. (Recorded at Victorian Space Science Education Centre, Strathmore)
Listen or download (5 min 37 s - 5.2 MB)
July 16David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
The Cassini orbitier mission to Saturn and the Huygens lander mission to Titan. (Recorded at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne)
Listen or download (18 min 00 s - 16.8 MB)
July 23William Boynton
Co-investigator
Phoenix Mission
University of Arizona
Tuscon
Arizona

Samuel Kounaves
Phoenix Wet Chemistry Laboratory
Tufts University

Michael Hecht
Lead Scientist
Phoenix MECA Instrument
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Leslie Tamppari
Project Scientist
Phoenix Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

The Science Briefing held to describe the Phoenix science instruments and their objectives. (Courtesy University of Arizona)
July 30Burt Rutan
Scaled Composites
The progress being made towards commercial manned spaceflight, and the hindrances to that endeavour.
August 6Harrison Schmitt
former Apollo 17 astronaut, geologist, U.S. Senator.
How we might go about returning to the Moon. (Recorded at Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne)
Listen or download (4 min 02 s - 3.8 MB)
August 13Michael Meyer
Chief Scientist
Mars Exploration
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.

Peter Smith
Phoenix Principal Investigator
University of Arizona
Tuscon
Arizona

Michael Hecht
Science Lead
MECA Instrument
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

William Boynton
Science Lead
TEGA Instrument
University of Arizona
Tuscon
Arizona

The Press Conference at which it was announced the discovery of perchlorate whilst exploring the Arctic Plains of Mars with the Phoenix Lander. (Courtesy HASA HQ)
August 20Harrison Schmitt
former Apollo 17 astronaut, geologist, U.S. Senator.
What the reactions of his parents had been to his trip to the Moon. (Recorded at Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne)
Listen or download (4 min 42 s - 4.4 MB)
August 20Carolyn Porco
Scientist
Cassini Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Saturn and Titan. Findings by the Cassini spacecraft about Saturn and its moon Titan. (Courtesy JPL)
September 3David Southwood
Director of Science
European Space Agency
Paris
France
The Cassini/Huygens, Double Star, Cluster, Venus Express, Smart 1, SOHO and Hubble Space Telescope missions. (Recorded at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne)
Listen or download (14 min 14 s - 13.3MB)
September 24Harrison Schmitt
former Apollo 17 astronaut, geologist, U.S. Senator.
Response to question seeking his views of claims that fossil life had been found in a martian meteorite. (Recorded at Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne)
Listen or download (3 min 41 s - 3.5 MB)
September 24Robert Zubrin
Founder
The Mars Society
The use of nuclear power during Mars missions, the effect of gravity on plants, supplying food on Mars, the role of corporations and government on mars, and ethical questions that might face settlers on Mars. (Recorded at Story Hall, RMIT, Melbourne)
Listen or Download (23 min 19 s - 21.8 MB)
October 8David Hoffman
Documentary Film Maker
How The Space Race Began.
November 5Rand Sinberg
former Aerospace Engineer
Comments on the space polocies of the candidates in the United States Presidential election. (Courtesy PM)
December 17Bob Cabana
former astronaut
Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Comments on the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first elements of the international Space Station. (Courtesy KSC)