Movies and public lectures

Siding Spring Observatory - "Eyes on the Sky"

Aerial, interior & time-lapse photography of Siding Spring Observatory and the surrounding region UAV piloting & images: Peter Verwayen (RSAA, The Australian National University) Pete Poulos (iTelescope.Net) Angel Lopez-Sanchez (Australian Astronomical Observatory/Macquarie University) Music: Beyond Jupiter III (by Ivan Chew)

NASA: The next great chapter of exploration - Charles Frank Bolden Jr

In this video, Charles Bolden discusses the important role that NASA plays in shaping the future of space exploration, and the agency's long-term ambitions, such as landing astronauts on Mars. Retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Frank Bolden, Jr., began his duties as the twelfth Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on July 17, 2009. As Administrator, he leads the NASA team and manages its resources to advance the agency's missions and goals. His 34-...

Black holes and galaxies

Evidence has been accumulating for several decades that many galaxies harbor central mass concentrations that may be in the form of black holes with masses between a few million to a few billion time the mass of the Sun.    In this public lecture, Professor Genzel discusses measurements over the last two decades, employing high resolution infrared and radio imaging and spectroscopy on large ground-based telescopes that prove the existence of such a massive black hole in the centre of our Milky...

Nobel winner Professor Brian Schmidt's press conference at Parliament House

The ANU Channel on YouTube features ANU Professor Brian Schmidt giving a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, to discuss receiving the Nobel Prize for Physics. He is introduced by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young.   Announced in Stockholm, Sweden, the 2011 award is shared with two US scientists -- Professor Adam Riess from Johns Hopkins University and Professor Saul Perlmutter from the University of California, Berkeley.

Black holes and galaxies

Evidence has been accumulating for several decades that many galaxies harbor central mass concentrations that may be in the form of black holes with masses between a few million to a few billion time the mass of the Sun.    In this public lecture, Professor Genzel discusses measurements over the last two decades, employing high resolution infrared and radio imaging and spectroscopy on large ground-based telescopes that prove the existence of such a massive black hole in the centre of our Milky...

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