SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2009

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

(unless otherwise specified)

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
January 14Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Cornall University
Ithica
New York
Five years of science results from the Mars Exploration Rovers. (Courtesy Planetary Society)
January 14Julie Payette
Astronaut
Canadian Space Agency
Her spaceflight expriences. (Courtesy NASA)
January 28Arthur McEuwan
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Martian avalanches have been photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Courtesy Planetary Society)
February 4Susan Anderson
formerly University of Queensland
Trial Support Manager
BAE Systems
Adelaide
Hyshot, the Hypersonic Scramjet, tests flown at Woomera.
Listen or download interview (9 min 32 s - 8.9 MB)
February 11Michael Mumma
Scientist
Goddard Spaceflight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The evidence for methane on Mars. (Courtesy GSFC)
February 11John Callas
MER Project Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Five years of driving around Mars with the rovers Spirit and Opportunity. (Courtesy JPL)
February 18Matt Heverley
Mars Rover Driver
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
His experiences in command of the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. (Courtesy JPL)
March 11Yukio Katsukawa
Helioseismologist
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
The Hinode solar study satellite : its purpose, what its tells us about the Sun, Yukio's involvement, the advantages of being able to continuously observe the Sun, and what has been found so far.
Listen or download interview (8 min 07 s - 7.6 MB)
April 8Jodie Quick
Kirsty Eccles
Accredited Space Agents
Meridian Travel
Rosana
Virgin Galactic and its plans for Spaceship Two to take tourists beyond the edge of space.
Listen or download interview (19 min 59 s - 18.7 MB)
May 20Naomi Mathers
Curriculum Development Officer
Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Srathmore
Her work at the VSSEC, and involment with space education.
Listen or download interview (11 min 16 s - 10.6 MB)
June 3Daniel Price
Research Fellow
Astrophysics
Monash University
Clayton
The Astronomy In A Nutshell exhibition at the Monash Science Centre.
Listen or download interview (12 min 33 s - 11.8 MB)
June 10Daniel Price
Research Fellow
Astrophysics
Monash University
Clayton
Touring the Astronomy In A Nutshell exhibition at the Monash Science Centre.
Listen or download interview (10 min 44 s - 10.1 MB)
June 24Rich Vondrak
Project Scientist
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Description of LRO, its mission and instruments. (Courtesy LRO team)
July 1Maggie Finch
Assistant Curator
Photography
National Gallery Of Victoria
Melbourne
A tour of the NASA photographs section of the Light Years : Photography and Space exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Listen or download interview (20 min 17 s - 19.0 MB)
July 22Julie Payette
Astronaut
Canadian Space Agency
STS 127 mission spacialist describes her childhood, how she became an astronaut, her role on the STS 127 shuttle mission to the International Space Station and shares with us her thought on the future of spaceflight. (Courtesy KSC)
July 29John Keller
Deputy Project Scientist
Lunar Reconnaiisance Orbiter
What LRO is, its instruments and the expected scientific value of the mission. (Courtesy LRO team)
July 29Peter Aylward
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
The events held in Canberra to celebrate both the 40th anniversary of the first human landing on the Moon and Australia's involvement in tracking and other support of NASA space missions.
August 5Hamish Lindsay
Author and former Tracking Station engineer
Canberra
ACT
His book Taking Apollo To The Moon, his website, comments on the movie The Dish and a desription of the current state of the former Apollo tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek.
Listen or download interview (4 min 10 s - 3.9 MB)
August 5Ronald Wells
Contributing Editor
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
The film The Wonder Of It All, which is about the experiences of the men who walked on the Moon.
Listen or download interview (4 min 02 s - 3.8 MB)
August 5Micahel Brown
Astronomer
School of Physics
Monash University
The Giant Magellan Telescope and Australia's role in it.
Listen or download interview (20 min 01 s - 18.8 MB)
Listen or download lecture promo broadcast Aug 5, 12 and 19 (0 min 42 s - 0.7 MB)
August 12Maggie Finch
Assistant Curator
Photography
National Gallery Of Victoria
Melbourne
A tour of the photgraphic montages section of the Light Years : Photography and Space exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Listen or download interview (9 min 30 s - 8.9 MB)
August 26John Keller
Deputy Project Scientist
Lunar Reconnaiisance Orbiter
How he got involved in LRO, the significance of the mission and public support of the mission. (Courtesy LRO team)
August 26Cathie Peddie
Deputy Project Manager
Lunar Reconnaiisance Orbiter
What LRO is, its place in NASA's lunar exploration planning and building the spacecraft. (Courtesy LRO team)
August 26Robert Erdilyi
Head
Solar Physics and Space Plasma Research Centre
Sheffield University
Sheffield
United Kingdom
Sounds from the Solar atmosphere. How acoustic waves in the Sun are detected by satellites such as SOHO, TRACE and Hinode and turned into heavenly music. Use of the findings to predict solar flares. Samples of the Sun music.
Listen or download interview (15 min 42 s - 14.7 MB)
September 9Lydia Ben-Natan
Artist
Moorabbin

Giovanni D'Intino
Artist and Musician
Moorabbin

Their exhibition called Spacious at Edges Gallery in Elsternwick.
Listen or download Ben-Natan interview (8 min 28 s - 7.9 MB)
Listen or download D'Intino interview (11 min 04s - 10.3 MB)
September 16Giovanni D'Intino
Artist and Musician
Moorabbin
Description of his artwork on display at an exhibition called Spacious at Edges Gallery in Elsternwick.
Listen or download interview (3 min 35 s - 3.3 MB)
September 16Kerrie Dougherty
Curator Space Technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Moonrocks and their authenticity.
Listen or download interview (9 min 34 s - 9.0 MB)
September 16Linda Spilker
Deputy Project Scientist
Cassini Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Sasha Kempf
Scientist
Max Planck Institute
Germany

The discovery that plumes rising above the surface of Saturn's moon Enceledus is briny. (Courtesy JPL)
September 23Daniel Price
Research Fellow
Astrophysics
Monash University
Clayton
Following the timeline at the Astronomy In A Nutshell exhibition at the Monash Science Centre.
Listen or download interview (19 min 22 s - 18.2 MB)
September 23Joanne Baker
Integration and Test Manager
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission to survey the Moon. (Courtesy GSFC)
September 23Harlan Spence
Astronomy Professor
Boston University
Boston
The use of the CRaTER (Cosmic Ray a Telescope for Effects of Radiation) instrument to measure radiation in lunar orbit. (Courtesy GSFC)
September 30Kate Doolan
Author of "Fallen Astronauts"
Chelsea
Her book "Fallen Astronauts", her research into the life of astronaut Ed White, and views on the current United States space programme.
October 07Leon Lederman
Nobel Laureate
The search for the Higgs particle. (Courtesy E&S)
October 07Buzz Aldrin
Former NASA Astronaut
Buzz marks the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 by discussing the future and history of space exploration. (Courtesy E&S)
October 21Sue Smekar
Deputy Project Scientist
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Shane Byrne
Planetary Scientist
University of Arizona
Tuscon
Arizona

The discovery of water on Mars by the MRO spacecraft. (Courtesy JPL)
October 21William Borouche
Principal Investigator
Kepler Mission

David Latham
Coinvestigator
Kepler
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Ron Duralab
Co-investigator
Kepler
Space Telescope Science Institite

Kepler mission to detect extrasolar planets. (Courtesy Jessie Carpenter, ARC)
October 28Jon Cowart
Deputy Mission Manager
Aries 1-X
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
An overview of the Aries 1-X test. (Courtesy KSC)
November 04Victoria Friedman
LCROSS
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
The search for water on the Moon, and the genesis of the LCROSS spacecraft. (Courtesy ARC)
November 04Terry McGuigan
Manager
Parachute Operations
United Space Alliance
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The role of parachutes on the Aries 1-X test rocket. (Courtesy KSC)
November 18Kerrie Dougherty
Curator Space Technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Space exhibits at the Powerhouse Museum.
Listen or download interview (10 min 20 s - 9.7 MB)
November 25Kate Doolan
Author of "Fallen Astronauts"
Chelsea
The Augustine report on the future of NASA's space programme.
December 2Amy Mainzer
Deputy Project Manager
WISE
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite mission to search for brown dward stars and other objects. (Courtesy JPL)
December 2Andy Ingersol
Imaging Team member
CassiniPasadena
California
Cassini spacecraft has returned new imagery of the polar aurora of Saturn. (Courtesy JPL)
December 2Vox PopsNumerous brief interviews by Kate Doolan at our live broadcast from the Elwwod Twilight Festival.
December 23Anthony Ramijan
Astronomer
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
His work at the NRAO. (Courtesy E&S)
December 30Michelle Thaller
Astronomer
Spitzer Science Institute

Bob Wilson
Spitzer Project Manager

Spitzer's Warm Mission. What the Spitzer Space Telescope will be able to do now that its helium cooland has been expended. (Courtesy SSC)