SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2009

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
January 21Hollywood Meets The Labcoats - Part OnePanel discussion on how science fiction films portray living in space. Chaired by Rod Quantock the panelist were: Heather Couper (TV Producer, UK); Gail Jennings (Science Journalist, ABC TV); David Lowe (Research Director, Walter Eliza Hall Institute); David Smith (Director, Mind Body and Soul, Museum Victoria); Barbara Crean (Cinema Studies, Melbourne University); and Kevin Manning (Managing Director, STARS, Aerospace Education International). (Recorded at Science NOW, Melbourne Exhibition Centre)
Listen or download discussion (34 min 41 s - 32.5 MB)
January 28Hollywood Meets The Labcoats - Part TwoPanel discussion on how science fiction films portray living in space. Chaired by Rod Quantock the panelist were: Heather Couper (TV Producer, UK); Gail Jennings (Science Journalist, ABC TV); David Lowe (Research Director, Walter Eliza Hall Institute); David Smith (Director, Mind Body and Soul, Museum Victoria); Barbara Crean (Cinema Studies, Melbourne University); and Kevin Manning (Managing Director, STARS, Aerospace Education International). (Recorded at Science NOW, Melbourne Exhibition Centre)
Listen or download discussion (8 min 08 s - 7.6 MB)
January 28Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
Surviving the van Allen radiation belt with AO-40 amateur radio satellite. (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or download (1 min 32 s - 1.4 MB)
February 25Wayne Hale
Space Shuttle Program Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Safety Corrective processes in the Space Shuttle programme. The PRACA (Problems Reporting And Corrective Actions system and how it is employed. Determining when to cut-off the Orbiter's engines during a launch. Also configuring the power systems aboard the international Space Station. (Recorded at KSC)
February 25Leroy Cain
Launch Integration Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Vibrations experienced by the Space Shuttle stack during rollout to the launch pad. (Recorded at KSC)
February 25Mike Leinbach
Shuttle launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
When to continue or abandon a launch countdown. (Recorded at KSC)
February 25Robbie Ashley
STS 115 Payload Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
Testing the Shuttle's thermal protection system. (Recorded at KSC)
March 25Barack Obama
President
United States of America
Address to and discussion with the crews of the International Space Station and STS 119. (Courtesy NASA)
April 1Wilton Sanders
Program Scientist
Chandra Xray Observatory
An update on the observations being made by the Chandra Xray Observatory. (Courtesy NASA)
April 1David Koch
Deputy Principal Investigator
Kepler Mission

Armando Piloto
Launch Services Program
Kennedy Space Center
Florida

Exploration of Keppler's mission to search for habitable extrasolar planets. (Courtesy KSC)
April 15Anthony Colaprete
Principal Investigator
LCROSS
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
Prospecting For Water On The Moon with the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. (Courtesy ARC)
April 29Charles Elachi
Director
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Andy Damfois
Director
Solar System Division
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.

Rick Vermeer
Project Manager
Deep Impact Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Keyor Patel
Deputy Project Manager
Deep Impact Mission
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Mike A'Hearn
Principal Investigator
Univeristy of Maryland

Out of the Space Show archive, the post impact press conference of the Deep Impact mission to a comet. (Courtesy JPL)
May 6Robin Haighton
President
AMSAT North America
Burlington
Ontario
Power supplies aboard amateur radio satellites. (Recorded at the Moorabbin & District Radio Club, Moorabbin)
Listen or download (1 min 47 s - 1.7 MB)
May 6John Chabman
Shuttle Esternal Tank Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The effect of fuelling and defuelling on the external tank's thermal insulation. (Recorded at KSC)
May 6Wayne Hale
Space Shuttle Program Manager
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The reason mission management meetings are held just before a Space Shuttle launch. Also the inspections now carried out on the Orbiter's thermal protection system (heat shield) once the craft is in orbit. (Recorded at KSC)
May 6Mike Leinbach
Shuttle launch Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida
The effect of rain and hail on a Space Shuttle whilst it is at the launch pad. (Recorded at KSC)
June 3Brian Day
Education and Outreach Leader
LCROSS
Public Participation In The LCROSS Mission. How amateur astronomers can help observe the impact of the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite into the Moons south polar region. (Courtesy ARC)
June 10Brian Day
Education and Outreach Leader
LCROSS
Search for water on the Moon by the Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. (Courtesy ARC)
June 17Anthony Colaprete
Principal Investigator
LCROSS
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite instrumentation and amateur astronomical observations sought for lunar impact. (Courtesy ARC)
August 12Detma Müller
Scientist
School of Geosciences
University of Sydney
Sydney
Tectonic activity in Antacrtica and its possible implications for Australia. (Recorded at Melbourne Exhibition Center)
Listen or download (27 min 26 s - 25.7 MB)
August 12Colleen Hartman
Director
Solar System Exploration Division
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
The superceeded proposal for a Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter. (Courtesy JPL)
August 12Robert Papalardo
NASA Public Affairs
The new plan for a Jupiter System Mission in the form of a NASA Jupiter Europa Orbiter and an ESA Jupiter Ganymede Orbiter. (Courtesy NASA)
August 19Martin Harwit
Professor
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
Infrared Astronomy. Infrared absorption by the atmosphere, infrared satellites, star formation and early dust in the universe. (Recorded at ScienceWorks, Spotswood)
Listen or download lecture (50 min 59 s - 47.8 MB)
August 26Martin Harwit
Professor
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
Infrared Astronomy. Responses to questions posed by audience members. (Recorded at ScienceWorks, Spotswood)
Listen or download lecture (7 min 47 s - 7.3 MB)
September 2Anthony Colaprete
Principal Investigator
LCROSS
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California
Responses to audience questions about the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite. (Courtesy ARC)
September 9Martin Harwit
Professor
Cornell University
Ithica
New York
Infrared Astronomy. Further responses to questions posed by audience members. (Recorded at ScienceWorks, Spotswood)
Listen or download lecture (3 min 20 s - 3.1 MB)
October 07Harrison Schmitt
former Apollo 17 astronaut, geologist, U.S. Senator.
Helium-3 fuelled fusion rockets as means of returning to Moon. (Recorded at Redback Brewery Hotel, North Melbourne)
Listen or download (5 min 46 s - 5.4 MB)
December 2Varoujan Gorjian
Astronomer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
What happens when galaxies collide? (Courtesy JPL)
December 2Robert Hurt
Astronomer
Spitzer Science Center
California
Why Pluto isn't a planet anymore. (Courtesy SSC)
December 2Davy Kirkpatrick
Astronomer
Caltech
Los Angeles
California
What brown dwarfs are. (Courtesy CIT)
December 02Michelle Thaller
Astronomer
Spitzer Science Center
California
Why the Spitzer Space Telescope is painted black. (Courtesy SSC)
December 2Robert Hurt
Astronomer
Spitzer Science Center
California
The solar wind. (Courtesy SSC)
December 2Donald Yeomans
Near Earth Object Program
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
The fact and fiction of the movie 2012. (Courtesy JPL)