SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2019

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
compiled by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
January 2 New Horizons At Ultima Thule - Part One All of the action from the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, as the New Horizons spacecraft swept past the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Included:
* Mark Holdridge (Mission Manager, New Horizons, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland);
* John Spencer (Deputy Project Scientist, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado);
* Alan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado);
* Helene Winters (Project Manager, New Horizons, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland);
* Craig Werth (Singer/songwriter, New Hampshire); and
* Brian May (Team member, New Horizons, and Musician, UK).
(Inserts courtesy JHUAPL)
Listen or download (55 min 02 s - 52.8 MB)
January 9 New Horizons At Ultima Thule - Part two The six main zones of our solar system. Action from the Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, as the New Horizons spacecraft swept past the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Included:
* Hal Weaver (Project Scientist, New Horizons) explanation of why Ultima Thule showed little variation in brightness as New Horizons approached;
* Alan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado) states where new Horizons is;
* Mark Showalter (Co-investigator, New Horizons, SETI Institute) discusses a theory of how Ultima Thule may have formed and gives the null result for satellite searches;
* Lesleie Young (Co-investigator, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado) discusses the iteraction between Ultima Thule and the solar wind, and the search for any atmosphere;
* Silvia Protopapa (Co-investigator, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado) reveals the colour of Ultima Thule;
* Paul Schenk (Co-investigator, New Horizons, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas) interprets the surface features of Ultima Thule;
* Craig Werth (Singer/songwriter, New Hampshire) explains and sings his song;
* Brian May (Team member, New Horizons, and Musician, UK) relates the genesis of his song; and
* Cathy Olkin (Deputy Project Scientist, New Horizons, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado) explains the science ojectives of the flyby.
(Inserts courtesy JHUAPL)
Listen or download (35 min 34 s - 34.1 MB)
January 9 Chang'e 4 Lands On Lunar Farside A potted history of lunar landing firsts; decription of Chang'e 4 and the Yutu 2 rover; reasons why the landing approach was vertical rather than parabolic; the dearth of information since January 4.
Listen or download (17 min 9 s - 16.5 MB)