SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2017

LECTURES
recorded by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
LECTURER TOPIC
February 1 Rowena Christiansen
The Melbourne Medical School
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
A Primer on What Happens to the Human Body in Space. Microgravity, oxygen and pressure; the cardiovascular system; changes in the heart; respiratory function; height growth; bone mineral density; bowels; balance and space sickness; vision; stress; immune system; skin; kidneys; reproductive system; dental; and exposure to vavuum. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (16 min 25 s - 15.8 MB)
February 15 Sophia Frentz
Vice President
Women In Science and Engineering
Melbourne
Dudes on the Moon; Russian female astronauts; Margaret Hamilton; Valentina Tereshkova; Mae Jemison; Mars Orbiter Mission; Anoush Ansari; Sally Ride and tampons; Women to Mars; menstruation and contraception on long duration spaceflights. Also Q&A: Sex education and changing attitudes; Sally Ride's sexuality; and role models. (Recorded at Melbourne Final Frontier Festival)
* Listen or download full feature (38 min 0 s - 36.5 MB)
* Listen or download talk only (23 min 42 s - 22.8 MB)
* Listen or download Q&A only (5 min 22 s - 5.2 MB)
* Image of Sophia Frentz
February 22 Fran Bagenal
Professor
Laboratory for Astmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado
Boulder
Colorado
The New Horizons spacecraft and its findings at Pluto. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.)
* Listen or download (17 min 19 s - 16.6 MB)
* Listen or download response to question about Pluto's icy crust. (1 min 4 s - 1 MB)
* Listen or download response to question about Pluto's geology (0 min 34 s - 0.6 MB)
* Listen or download full Pluto feature, including lecture, interview and music (32 min 34 s - 31.3 MB)
February 22 Graziella Caprarelli
Division of ITEE
University of South Australia
Adelaide
Mars' Lunae Planum: it's location, history amd origin. (Recorded Australian Space Research Conference, Story Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne.)
* Listen or download introduction explaining geological ages of Mars (0 min 32 s - 0.5 MB)
* Listen or download (12 min 35 s - 12.1 MB)
March 1 Matthew Tetlow
Inovar Technologies
Adelaide
The South Australian University Satellite, a QB50 cubesat called SUSat. The payload and its design specifications, the satellite's hardware functions, attitude control, and the parts made in Australia. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
* Listen or download the Space Show's introduction to the QB50 project (4 min 32 s - 4.4 MB)
* Listen or download (9 min 50 s - 9.4 MB)
March 1 Joon Cheong
Australian Centre for Space Engineering and Research
University of New South Wales
Sydney
The UNSW-ECO satellite, a QB50 cubesat also known as QB50 AU-2. The genesis of the project, the compenents of the satellite, radio signal occultation, reflectometry to determine sea state, attitude and control systems, vibration and environmental testing at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre on Mount Stromlo, anticipated deployment from the International Space Station. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (12 min 54 s - 12.4 MB)
March 1 Iver Cairns
Professor
University of Sydney
Sydney
Inspire 2, a QB50 cubesat also designated AU03. The participannts in the project, the granting of an Australian Government satellite export licence, the instruments and what they will do, testing at the Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre on Mount Stromlo, and acceptance for flight. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (13 min 33 s - 13.0 MB)
March 8 Sebastian Chaoui
Quberider
Sydney
In a talk titled Training The Youth To Aim For The Stars the Quberider project is described, what its objectives are, and how up to 3000 student software experiments can be hosted. The Quberider payload was launched to the International Space Station in 2016.
* Listen or download entire segment (29 min 23 s - 28.2 MB)
* Listen or download talk (14 min 23 s - 13.8 MB)
* Listen or download Q&A (11 min 24 s - 11.0 MB)
March 15 Alice Gorman
Director of Studies for the Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
Adelaide
Space junk and archaeology. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
* Listen or download (10 min 17 s - 9.9 MB)
* Image of Alice Gorman
April 5 Alice Gorman
Director of Studies for the Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
Adelaide
Understanding Space Junk Question and Answer. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (10 min 17 s - 9.9 MB)
April 12 Katie Mack
Astrohysicist
Melbourne University
Melbourne
"Dispatches From A Dark Universe" : Dark energy, dark matter and ordinary matter; edge of the observable universe; the Big Bang and its afterglow; the Higgs boson; alternative universes; question and ansewer session. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
* Listen or download lecture (14 min 58 s - 14.4 MB)
* Listen or download question and answer session (7 min 16 s - 7.0 MB)
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April 26 Michael Davis
Chair
Space Industry Association of Australia
Adelaide
Five reasons for calling for the formation of an Australian Space Agency.
Listen or download (2 min 38 s - 2.5 MB)
April 26 Mark Ramsay
Advisory Council Member
Space Industry Association of Australia
Adelaide
Recent changes in the space industry leads to a call for the formation of an Australian Space Agency.
Listen or download (5 min 9 s - 5.0 MB)
April 26 Owen Mace
Australis Oscar 5 Team Member
formerly University of Melbourne
Melbourne
Missed Opportunities: Australian attitudes towards themselves; Australian inventions; Australis Oscar 5; scientific balloons; Aussat B; Fedsat; submarines; and intellectual property.
Listen or download(23 min 57 s - 23.0 MB) (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
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April 26 Alice Gorman
Advisory Council Member
Space Industry Association of Australia
Adelaide
A brief history of Australian involvement in space.
Listen or download (3 min 40 s - 3.5 MB)
May 3 Warwick Holmes
former Engineer at ESA
Sydney
The case for Australia becoming a member of the European Space Agency. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (24 min 7 s - 23.2 MB)
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May 10 Jason Held
Founder
Saber Astronautics
Sydney
Australian opportunities lost and future. How disruptive technologies change behaviour. NBN Co and Optus. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (20 min 19 s - 23.0 MB)
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May 10 Brett Biddington
Owner
Biddington Research Pty. Ltd.
Melbourne
Space policy in Australia. Relationship between NASA and Australia. The legacy of Woomera and Pine Gap. The giggle factor of space and politicians. Hopes for the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (23 min 35 s - 22.7 MB)
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May 17 Mark Todd
Senior Policy Officer
Space Coordination Office
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Canberra
What "space" means to Australians; outlines space policy functions; Australian government activities and agencies; issueance of launch certificates; opportunities for Australian industry and the move to smaller satellites; and the review of the Space Activities Act. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (14 min 3 s - 13.5 MB)
May 17 Russell Boyce
Chairman
National Committee for Space And Radio Science
Australian Aceadmy of Science
Canberra
The Academy's submission to the review of the Space Activities Act. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (4 min 24 s - 4.2 MB)
May 17 Russell Boyce
Chairman
National Committee for Space And Radio Science
Australian Aceadmy of Science
Canberra
Mid-term review of the Decadal Plan for Space Science. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (1 min 14 s - 1.2 MB)
May 17 Brett Biddington
Owner, Biddington Research Pty. Ltd.
Melbourne
Status of the Australian Satellite Utilisation Policy. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (6 min 18 s - 6.1 MB)
May 17 Upulie Diveskara
Ph.D. Candidate
Monash University
Clayton
In response to a question from the audience, Upulie gives her personal view on a mooted Australian Space Agency. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (2 min 23 s - 2.3 MB)
May 25 Jason Held
Founder
Saber Astronautics
Sydney

Owen Mace
team member
Australis Oscar 5
Melbourne

Brett Biddington
Owner
Biddington Research Pty Ltd
Melbourne

The role of venture capital in space activities. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (6 min 22 s - 2.3 MB)
May 24 Troy McCann
formerly of the Melbourne Space Program
Melbourne
Growing Australia's space sector. (Recorded at Australian Space Research Conference, Melbourne)
Listen or download (13 min 4 s - 12.5 MB)
June 7 Jan King
former Engineer
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland
now of Noosa, NSW
The negotiations that led to the launch of Australis Oscar 5 on 1970 January 23. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (29 min 18 s - 28.1 MB)
June 7 Jan King
Engineer
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt
Maryland

Owen Mace
Member Australis Oscar 5 Team
Melbourne University

Richard Tonkin
Member Australis Oscar 5 Team
Melbourne University

Oscar 5 and Wresat 1; Oscar 5's Stanley tape measure antanna; OSCAR acronymn; meaning of success for team members.
Listen or download (6 min 6 s - 5.6 MB)
June 14 Stephen Howard
Member Australis Oscar 5 Team
Melbourne University
The magnetic stabilisation system for Australis Oscar 5. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (13 min 17 s - 12.8 MB)
June 14 Paul Dunn
Member Australis Oscar 5 Team
Melbourne University
The casing box for Oscar 5 and computer coding. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (2 min 21 s - 2.3 MB)
June 21 Peter Nikoloff
Executive Director
Nova Systems

Secretary
Space Industry Association of Australia
Adelaide

The Space Industry Association's white paper calling for the formation of an Australian Space Agency; the International Astronautical Federation Congress to be held this year in Adelaide. Introduced by Grace Lai (Founder, Periop Partners, Melbourne) (Recorded at Lab 14, Melbourne)
Listen or download (17 min 47 s - 17.1 MB)
July 12 Mike Pence
Vice President
United States of America

Donald Trump
President
United States of America

The announcement of the reformation of the United States Space Council to oversee that nation's space activities. (Courtesy White House)
July 19 Igor Rozenberg
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
A history of Australian spaceports, both actual and proposed. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (13 min 34 s - 13.0 MB)
September 6 Igor Rozenberg
Member
Space Association of Australia
Melbourne
A description of an educational magazine that has been relaunched. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (2 min 49 s - 2.7 MB)
September 6 Kerrie Dougherty
Space Historian
former Curator
Powerhouse Museum
Sydney
A description of how Emergency Positioning Beacons work. (Recorded at Final Frontier Festival, Melbourne University)
Listen or download (1 min 45 s - 1.7 MB)
Not Yet Broadcast Australia in Space: What the New Space Industry Means for Australia An event presented by the Space Association of Australia, MoonshotX and the Carlton Connect Initiative. Leading voices in the Australian space scene address the question of Australia's involvement in the emerging space sector: Troy McCann (MoonshotX, Melbourne); Peter Nikoloff (Secretary of the Space Industry Association of Australia, South Australian Space Advisory Council Member, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nova Systems and Senior Weapons System Engineer); Prof. Andrew Dempster (Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research, UNSW); Andrea Boyd (ISS Flight Controller, European Astronaut Centre , but speaking in a private capacity); Tim Parsons (Co-Founder and CEO, Delta-V Space Alliance, Co-Founder, X-Lab, and Studio Tech Evangelist, iflix); and Dr Katie Mack (Theoretical astrophysicist, University of Melbourne). Event moderated by Dr Grace Lai (Medical doctor, Founder of Periop Partners, and tech entrepreneur) and introduced by Roy McNeice (Lab 14, Carlton Connect Initiative). (Recorded at Lab 14, Melbourne)
Elements of this recording will be posted after broadcast.