Movies and public lectures

The greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe - the fate of the universe

Dr Paul Francis sheds some light on some of life's big questions in this new web series - The Greatest Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe. In this second episode, he addresses the question of the ultimate fate of the Universe. Each episode explores a mystery in-depth, in an accessible and light-hearted way. Dr Francis will also be delving into some of the comments left on his previous video to answer some viewers' mysteries. If you have a universal mystery you'd like Paul to have a look at,...

NASA - revealing the unknown

NASA's vision is to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what it does and what it learns will benefit all humankind.   What is NASA's vision for space communication in the 21st Century? As we explore more of the unknown, how do we manage the vast volumes of data that new flight projects produce in the quest to explore our own solar system, and the systems beyond that? What is NASA's vision for robotic space exploration?   It's a year of launches in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory...

Space travel and planetary explorations forum at ANU

As part of the University's Mt Stromlo's centenary celebrations in 2011, this lecture provides an opportunity to hear from experts in space travel research and space science research.    Expert Panel: Dr Soyeon Yi - Dr Yi is a Korean Astronaut and Space Scientist with the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). On 8 April 2008, she was launched into space on board Soyuz TMA-12, and returned to Earth aboard Soyuz TMA-11, on April 19, 2008. Since returning, she has been working as a senior...

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...

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