SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2015

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURERTOPIC
February 18Stephen Volz
Assistant Administrator
NOAA Satellite and Information Service
Silver Spring
Maryland

Tom Berger
Director
NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Boulder
Colarado

Stephen Clarke
Director
Joint Agency Satellite Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Jason Cothern
Chief
Space Demonstrations, USAF
Curtland AFB
Alberquerke
New Mexico

Hans Koenigsmann
Vice President
Mission Assurance
SpaceX
Hawthorn
California

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission's objecvtives.
March 11Brian Schmidt
Nobel Prize Winner
Australian National University
Canberra
Fifty years of European Space Astronomy. (Courtesy ESA)
March 18Bryan Gaensler
Professor
Physics Department
University of Sydney
Sydney
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a large radio telescope to be built in Australia and South Africa. Part one of this talk covers: The "Big Questions" of astronomy 100 years ago and today; Gravity; Stars and Magnetism; Is there life elsewhere in the universe; the cosmic symphony; the new generation of telescopes; the science of the SKA; testing Einstein; Hubble and the unexpected; from the Big Bang to the present; the formation of stars; matter, dark matter and dark energy; baryon acoustic oscillation; and the billion galaxy survey. (Recorded at Melbourne University)
Listen or download (28 min 52 s - 27.0 MB)
March 25Bryan Gaensler
Professor
Physics Department
University of Sydney
Sydney
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Part two of this talk covers: What is gravity; pulsars and relativity; gravitational waves; finding the unexpected; the nuts and bolts of the SKA, data handling; location of the SKA in a radio quiet place; cost; SKA Pathfinders; and summary. (Recorded at Melbourne University)
Listen or download (27 min 3 s - 25.3 MB)
April 29Tim Gibson
Winner
X-COR Suborbital Flight Competition
Melbourne
His thwarted desire to be a fighter pilot; entry into XCOR competition; the testing and selection process; meeting Buzz Aldrin; zero-g aircraft flight. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Oakleigh)
Listen or download (24 min 48 s - 23.3 MB)
May 6Tim Gibson
Winner
X-COR Suborbital Flight Competition
Melbourne
Responses to audience questions about his forthcoming prize of a flight on the XCOR Lynx suborbital spaceplane. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Oakleigh)
Listen or download (14 min 42 s - 20.1 MB approx.)
May 13Chris Hadfield,
former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Author
Canada
The author of the books An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth and You Are Here : Around the World in 92 Minutes discribes the preparations for launch into space, the experience of being launched aboard Shuttle and Soyuz, his life goals, and his first book. Recorded in Melbourne.
Listen or download (17 min 32 s - 16.4 MB approx.)
May 13New Horizons Approaches PlutoAlan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas) and Ed Stone (Project Scientist, Voyager, California institute of Technology) respond to reporter's questions about the search for moons of Pluto, how New Horizons is powered, the search for Kuiper belt objects that New Horizons might visit after flying past Pluto, the technology advances made from Voyager to New Horizons and the challenges of operating a spacecraft in the outer Solar System. (Courtesy NASA)
May 20Chris Hadfield,
former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Author
Canada
The author of the books An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth and You Are Here : Around the World in 92 Minutes discribes the view from space, his reasons for writing his first book, learning to communicate with foreign language speakers, the effects of weightlessness, why he took 45 000 pictures, Music Monday in Canada, and his efforts to share his space experience. Recorded in Melbourne.
Listen or download (12 min 47 s - 12.0 MB approx.)
May 20Edgar Mitchel
Apollo 14 Astronaut
The sixth man to walk on the Moon decribes some of his experiences growing up in Roswell, New Mexico, how his moonflight altered his perspectives, and why he set up the Institute of Noetic Sciences. (Courtesy Exopolitics)
May 27Chris Hadfield,
former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Author
Canada
The author of the books An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth and You Are Here : Around the World in 92 Minutes experienced 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets a day and passed through the Aurora Australis whilst living aboard the International Space Station. He describes his views of Australia from orbit, and how he had to make an emergency space walk to fix an ammonia leak. Recorded in Melbourne.
Listen or download (10 min 37 s - 9.9 MB approx.)
June 3Chris Hadfield,
former Canadian Space Agency Astronaut
Author
Canada
The author of the books An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth and You Are Here : Around the World in 92 Minutes describes his views of the Australian outback from orbit, how he felt connected to people on Earth, the return to Earth aboard a Soyuz capsule, how he felt after landing, and how he is no sharing his experience with his books. Recorded in Melbourne.
Listen or download (6 min 53 s - 6.4 MB approx.)
June 10Harrison Schmitt
Apollo 17 Astronaut
New Mexico
Training as an astronaut, the flight to the Moon, walking and geology on the Moon, and the return to Earth. (Recorded at La Trobe University)
Listen or download (43 min 41 s - 39.9 MB approx.)
June 24Barbara Cozzoni
Engineer
Philae Lander Control
DLR
Cologne
Germany
The status of Philae after it awakening from hibernation and plans for further operation of the lander on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (Courtesy ESA)
June 24Jean-Pierre Bibring
Philae Lead Scientist
Institute d'Astrophysique Spatiale
Orsay
France
The scientific findings of the Philae lander and plans for post-hibernation science. (Courtesy ESA)
July 1John Grunsfeld
Associate Administrator
Science Mission Directorate
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
An overview of NASA's exploration missions in the context of the New Horizons mission to Pluto. (Coutesy NASA)
July 1Jim Green
Director
Planetary Sciences
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
The historic three stages of planetary exploration. (Courtesy NASA)
July 1Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South-West Research Institute
Boulder
Colorado
The genesis of the New Horizons mission to Pluto; an explanation of the Kuiper Belt and definition of dwarf planets; the 2003 Decadal Survey; a description of the spacecraft; a summary of what is already known about Pluto; and the scientific objectives of New Horizons. (Courtesy NASA)
July 1William McKinnon
Co-investigator
New Horizons
Washington University
St. Louis
Missouri
The reasons for going to Pluto; fomation of Pluto and Charon; dwarf planets; the scientific objectives of the seven instruments aboard New Horizons. (Courtesy NASA)
July 1Cathy Olkin
Deputy Project Scientist
New Horizons
South-West Research Institute
Boulder
Colorado
What data will be returned by New Horizonns and the timeline for transmitting it to Earth during 2015 and 2016. (Courtesy NASA)
July 8Jim Green
Director
Planetary Sciences
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.
The New Horizons mission as a symphony of automated operation. (Courtesy NASA)
July 8Glen Fountain
Project Manager
Applied Physics Laboratory
John Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
Details of the New Horizon spacecraft, including its radioisotope thermoelectric generator that provides temperature control and poweres its instruments and radio transmitter. (Courtesy NASA)
July 8Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South-West Research Institute
Boulder
Colorado
The hazards of flying through the uncharted Pluto system, the search for additional moons and debris, and plans for contingency data return. (Courtesy NASA)
July 8Hal Weaver
Project Scientist

Applied Physics Laboratory
John Hopkins University
Laurel
Maryland
The scientific objectives of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, including imaging, spectra and atmospheric studies. (Courtesy NASA)
August 12Why Neil?Part One: James Hansen (Professor of History, Auburn University, Alabamba), Neil Armstrong's official biographer, describes: Neil's origins in Ohio; the widespread belief the Moon landings never happened; why Wilbur and Orvile Wright and Charles Lindberg were first in their fields; Armstrong's changing attitude towards autograps; evolution crew assignments during Apollo; the cancellation of Apollos 18, 19 and 20; and the Apollo 8 mission. Introduction by Peter Aylward (President, Space Association of Australia, Inc, Melbourne) and Murray Stinson (Chaiman, Melbourne Branch, Royal Aeronatical Society). Musical links. (Recorded at the Royal Melbourne Institure of Technology)
* Listen or download full programme (57 min 56 s - 52.9 MB approx.)
* Listen or download introductions only (5 min 43 s - 5.2 MB approx.)
* View photo Peter Aylward listening to Hansen
* Listen or download lecture only (33 min 19 s - 30.4 MB approx.)
* Why Neil?
* View Photo of Hansen delivering lecture
* Illustration of the Apollo mission types
* Illustration of Apollo Mission types H to J
* Geroge Low's Apollo 8
* The Apollo 8 crew
* Early Apollo crew assignments
August 19Why Neil?Part Two: James Hansen (Professor of History, Auburn University, Alabamba), Neil Armstrong's official biographer, describes: The Apollo 9 and 10 missions; changing crew assignments during the Apollo programme; the crewing of Apollo 11; Buzz Aldrin's assignment to Apollo 11; how Neil Armstrong became commander of firt lunar landing by chance; Armstrong's childhood, his passion for aeroplanes, and his career through naval aviation, test pilot school and astronaut selection; Armstrong's engineer research orientation and focus on non-nominal situations; Gemini 8; the LLTV accident; and Tindlegrams. Musical links. (Recorded at the Royal Melbourne Institure of Technology)
* Listen or download full programme (58 min 45 s - 53.6 MB approx.)
* Listen or download lecture only (28 min 4 s - 25.6 MB approx.)
August 26Why Neil?Part Three: James Hansen (Professor of History, Auburn University, Alabamba), Neil Armstrong's official biographer, describes: The Apollo 11 crew as "amiable strangers"; the decision on who would be first to walk on the Moon; pictures show Aldrin not Armstrong; Neil leaves NASA; divorce; visits to Australia; and death. Programme also contained a reading of a letter written by Buzz Aldrin and a description of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. Musical links. (Recorded at the Royal Melbourne Institure of Technology and the Astronaut Hall of Fame, with SLS item courtesy NASA)
* Listen or download full programme (55 min 51 s - 51.0 MB approx.)
* Listen or download lecture only (14 min 13 s - 13.0 MB approx.)
* Listen or download a reading of Buzz Aldrin's letter (4 min 45 s - 4.4 MB approx.)
* Listen or download unbroadcast Q&A session (not of broadcast standard, but will reward patient listener) (13 min 12 s - 12.3 MB approx.)
September 9Brittany Schmidt
Post Doctoral Fellow
Institute Geophysics
University of texas
Austin
Texas

Tom Wagener
Program Scientist
Earth Science Division
NASA HQ
Washington, D.C.

Tory ?
Astrobiologist
Ames Research Center
Mountain View
California

Louise Proctor
Planetary Scientist
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins Univeristy
Laurel
Maryland

Europa Mission: Plans for a mission to explore the Jovian moon's subsurface lakes. (Courtesy NASA HQ)
September 23Len Halprin
Committee Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
In a talk titled "A Bridge Too Far", Len puts the reality brakes on proposals for manned missions to Mars, advocating that there is no alternative to chemical propulsion to get into space from Earth, and that there is no political or commercial will to fund expensive space endeavours. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Oakleigh)
* Listen or download (23 min 26 s - 21.4 MB approx.)
* Photo of Neil Armstrong with Len Halprin
September 30Len Halprin
Committee Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
After his talk titled "A Bridge Too Far" (boadcast last week), Len answers questions put to him by members of the Space Association of Australia. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Oakleigh)
Listen or download (10 min 40 s - 9.7 MB)
September 30Andy Weir
Author
The Martian
His background and career, how he came to write the book, interest from publishers, and the making of the movie. (Courtesy LLNL)
October 7Ellen Ochoa
Director
Johnson Space Center
Houston
former astronaut

Sebastian Stan
Actor

Mackenzie Davis
Actor

Mike Hopkins
NASA Astronaut
Houston

Pooja Jesrani
Flight Controller (ISS)
Houston

Kirk Shireman
ISS Program Manager
Houston

Stephen Stich
Exploration Integration and Science Director
NASA

A discussion centred around the movie The Matian and NASA's manned spaceflight activities. (Courtesy JSC)
October 28Alan Stern
Principal Investigator
New Horizons
South-West Research Institute
Boulder
Colorado

and colleagues

Findings by the New Horizons spacecraft about Pluto. (Inserts courtesy NASA)
November 11Mark McCaughrean
Senior Science Advisor
European Space Agency
An overview of the Rosetta and Philae missions to Comet 67p?Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The principal findings and the current status, one year after Philae's landing. (Courtesy ESA)
November 18Graham Bell
Marten Jurg
Dean Mosseveld
RMIT
Bundoora
The aims of the RMIT Space Technology Association, and its work on the Ausroc 2.5 and other projects. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Oakleigh)
Listen or download (12 min 21 s - 11.5 MB)
November 25Steven Hawley
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
The history of the Apollo programme, and his meetings with some of the astronauts involved. (Courtesy KCPL)
November 25Kark Hemphill
Tripoli Rocketry Association
Victoria
The construction of a full scale model of a V-2 Rocket that was later launched. (Recorded at Space Association of Australia, Oakleigh)
Listen or download (12 min 40 s - 11.8 MB)
December 2Steven Hawley
NASA Astronaut
Houston
Texas
Space telescopes and the revolutions they have wrought in astronomy. Also his experiences as an astronaut. (Courtesy KCPL)
December 16Jake Garn
former U.S. Senator
and
NASA Astronaut
Salt Lake City
His graduation before Sputnik; his use of an aviation grade global positioning system receiver; preparing for his flight aboard Space Shuttle STS 51-D and his spaceflight experience; his religeous perspective; visits to Germany and Russia; death of his wife and remarriage. Recorded at Church Function, Melbourne.
Listen or Download (23 min 57 s - 47.9 MB)
Listen or Download Introduction (5 min 59 s - 5.4 MB)