Movies and public lectures

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...

The greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe

Which way do comets tails face? Does dark matter exist? Where did the universe come from and what is it made of? What's at the end of the universe?   Dr Paul Francis discusses some of the 'greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe' at The Australian National University on 31 March 2010.   This talk explores the greatest unsolved problems of modern astrophysics, describe why they are hard, and discuss the efforts being made to solve them.   Paul Francis is an astronomer at The Australian...

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