SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2014

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
January 15Mark McCaughrean
Senior Scientific Advisor
European Space Agency
How Rosetta travelled from Earth and its period of hibernation. (Courtesy ESA)
January 15Paolo Ferris
Head
Mission Operations
European Space Agency
How Rosetta will be revived on 2014 January 20 at 10 a.m. UTC (9 p.m. AEDT) and how the comet probe has been tracked during its ten year mission. (Courtesy ESA)
January 15Marcus Bauer
Public Affairs
European Space Agency
A run through of the dates on which Rosetta missions events will occur, and of the ESA public outreach activities associated with the mission. (Courtesy ESA)
January 29Guy Webster
Public Affairs
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Michael Meyer
Lead Scientist
Mars Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Ray Arvidson
Deputy Principal Investigator
Washington University
St. Louis
Missouri

John Callas
Project Manager
Mars Exploration Rover
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Steve Squyres
Principal Investigator
Mars Exploration Rover
Cornell University
Ithica
New York

MER Ten Year Science Briefing. A summary of Spirit and Opportunity's decade on Mars, and presentation of new findings about past water on Mars. (Courtesy JPL)
February 5Barbara Mikulski
United States Senator
Maryland
The funding of the James Webb Space Telescope and her support of NASA projects. (Courtesy GSFC)
February 5Bruno Zielke
Member
Astronomical Society of Victoria
Melbourne
The seconds of the Big Bang. (Recorded at Victorian Astronomy Conference)
Listen or download (18 min 45 s - 17.5 MB)
February 19Paul Mahaffy
Chief
Planetary Environments Laboratory
Solar System Exploration Division
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
The objectives of the Maven mission to Mars. (Courtesy GSFC>
March 5Art Azarbarzin
Project Manager
Global Precipitation Measurement
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland

Michael Freilich
Director
Earth Science Division
Science Mission Diectorate
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Caroline Kennedy
U.S. Ambassador
Tokyo
Japan

Comments following the successful launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite, describing the post launch events on the satellite, the task of the satellite and the historical link back to President Kennedy. (Courtesy JAXA/NASA)
March 5Douglas Hudgins
Scientist
Exoplanet Exploration Program
Astrophysics Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Jack Lissauer
Planetary Scietist
SETI Institute
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California

Jason Rowe
Research Scientist
SETI Institue
Mountain View
California

Sara Seager
Professor
Planetary Science and Physics
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge
Massachussetts

Announcement by the Kepler team of the discovery of hundreds of new exoplanets. (Courtesy NASA)
March 12Douglas Hudgins
Scientist
Exoplanet Exploration Program
Astrophysics Division
NASA HQ
The stutus of the proposed Kepler K2 mission, which would use two gyroscopes and solar wind to stabilise the spacecraft enough to permit continued planet hunting operations. (Courtesy NASA)
March 19Jack Lissauer
Planetary Scietist
SETI Institute
Ames Research Center
Moffett Field
California
What would be needed to detect atmospheres around exoplanets. (Courtesy NASA)
April 9Paul Hertz
Director
Astrophysics Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Fiona Harrison
Principal Investigator
NuSTAR
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena
California

Brian Grefenstette
Astronomer
California Institute of Technology
California

Robert Kirshner
Astronomer
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Cambridge
Massachussetts

New findings about supernovae have been made by scientists analysing data from the NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) satellite.
Douglas Hudgins
Scientist
Exoplanet Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Elisa Quintana
Research Scientist
SETI Institute
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California

Tom Barclay
Research Scientist
BAERI/Ames Research Centre
Mountain View
California

Victoria Meadows
Professor
Astronomy Department
University of Washington
Seattle
Washington
(formerly of Sydney, Australia)

The first discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a star.
June 18Perry Vlahos
Mount Burnett Observatory
The Dandenongs
The genesis of the observatory as an outpost of Monash University; the decision to refurbish and use the observatory; how that was done; and public events. Located at 430 Tavenoska Road, Mount Burnett (between Cockatoo and Gembrook.)
Listen or download (15 min 44 s - 14.3 MB)
June 25David Crisp
Senior Research Scientist
and
Atmospheric Physicist
Leader
OCO 2 Science Team
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
Historical atmospheric carbon dioxide records, sources and sinks of CO2, satellite missions, the demise of OCO 1 and the funding of the reflight, how satellites measure atmospheric carbon and future satellites. (Courtesy JPL)
July 2Alvaro Giménez
Director
Science and Robotic Exploration
European Space Agency
The mystery of comets and their link to the origin of the solar system, the story of the Rosetta stone as an inspiration of the Rosetta mission to Comet Gerasimenko-Churyumov, the science to be done by Rosetta and future ESA science missions. (Courtesy ESA)
July 2Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Chairman
DLR (German Aerospace Centre)
The German contribution to the Rosetta mission. The relevance of pure scientific research. The origin of the name Philae for Rosetta's lander. Practical uses on Earth of the mission's sensors. (Courtesy ESA)
August 13Michael Meyer
Lead Scientist
Mars Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Ellen Stofan
Chief Scientist
NASA HQ
Washinton, D.C.

The Mars 2020 Mars Rover Mission. It will be similar to Curiosity with new instruments that have overlap and complimentarity, based on a report from the Scienc Definition Team. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
August 20David Jamieson
Professor
Scool of Physics
Melbourne University
Parkville
Melbourne
A description of Mars; space missions to the red planet; Gale Crater (where the Curiosity rover landed); the changes in planetary atmospheres caused by life; the origins of life; Viking's search for life; mapping Mars and evidence for ancient oceans and shorelines. (Recorded at Victoria Astronomy Convention, Preston)
Listen or download (32 min 35 s - 29.7 MB)
Listen or download (5 min 0 s - 4.5 MB)
August 20Sam Gulkis
Principal Investigator
MIRO
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California
How the MIRO is effectively a small radio telescope aboard Rosetta, and how it is being used to detect molecules in the coma and nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The comet is releasing 300 grams of water per second, an amount that is expected to increase by over a hundred-fold by perihelion. (Courtesy ESOC)
August 27David Jamieson
Professor
Scool of Physics
Melbourne University
Parkville
Melbourne
The physics of the Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory rover and responses to audience questions. (Recorded at Victoria Astronomy Convention, Preston)
Listen or download part 1 (24 min 40 s - 22.5 MB)
Listen or download part 2 (8 min 28 s - 7.7 MB)
September 3Jim Green
Director
Planetary Science Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Ed Stone
Voyager Project Scientist
California Institute of Technology
California

Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South West Institute
Boulder
Colorado

On the 25th anniversary of the Voyager 2 encounter with Neptune and Triton the New Horizons spacecraft crossed the orbit of Neptune enroute to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, this discussion looked back at Voyager 2 and forward to next year's Pluto flyby. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
September 10David Greenspoon
Senior Scientist
Planetary Science Institute

John Spencer
Scientist
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas

Jeff Moore
Research
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California

Bonnie Burati
Principal Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Fran Bagenal
Professor
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado
Boulder
Colorado

A discussion between members of the Voyager and New Horizons science teams about what Voyager 2 found during its flyby of Neptune and Triton and what New Horizons will be looking for in next year's flyby of Pluto and Charon. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
September 10David Greenspoon
Senior Scientist
Planetary Science Institute

John Spencer
Scientist
Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio
Texas

Jeff Moore
Research
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California

Bonnie Burati
Principal Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena
California

Fran Bagenal
Professor
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado
Boulder
Colorado

Part two of a discussion between members of the Voyager and New Horizons science teams about what Voyager 2 found during its flyby of Neptune and Triton and what New Horizons will be looking for in next year's flyby of Pluto and Charon. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
September 17Charlie Bolden
Administrator
NASA
Washington, D.C.
Remarks on the opening of the Vertical Asembly Facility in Michoud, Mississippi. Inluded an update status on the Orion and Space Launch System projects.
October 1Robert Cabana
Director
Kennedy Space Center
Florida

Charles Bolden
Administrator
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Washington, D.C.

Cathy Leaders
Program Manager
Commercial Crew
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

From the Kennedy Space Center the announcement that Boeing and Space-X have been selected to provide commercial crew services to NASA. (Courtesy KSC)
October 1Jim Green
Director
Planetary Science Division
NASA HQ
Washington D.C.

Lisa May
Lead Program Executive
Mars Exploration Program
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Bruce Jakowsky
Principal Investigator
Maven
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado
Boulder
Colorado

David Mitchell
Project Manager
Maven
Maven
Goddard Space Flight Cente
Greenbelt
Maryland

The Maven mission and its insertion into orbit about Mars. (Courtesy NASA)
October 22Kelly Fast
Program Scientist
Planetary Science Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
Observations to be made of Comet Siding Spring by NASA spacecraft orbiting and on the surface of Mars.
December 3Guillermo Lemarchand
Physicist
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Our place in the universe and the problems of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia)
Listen or download (11 min 14 s - 10.3 MB)
December 17Peter Jakab
Associate Director
Air and Space Museum
Washington, D.C.
How one of the Viking Landers was used to send a Museum ribbon cutting signal from Mars, and the curatorial role of the National Air and Space Museum for objects, be they on Earth or somewhere in space.