The Galileo Lectures (RNZ)
Lecture 6 - The Square Kilometre Array10/18/09
Brian Boyle, Director, Australian National Telescope Facility Stretching over a continent and comprised of over 5000 antennas, the Square Kilometre Array is proposed to be the world's largest radio telescope and one of the most ambitious pieces of...
Lecture 5 - Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe
Dr Jenni Adams, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury. More than 50 trillion solar neutrinos pass through your body every second! Abundant but elusive, these particles have truly amazing properties and provide a new way to look...
Lecture 4 - Comets and asteroids: clues to our origin and...
Professor Jack Baggaley FRAS FRSNZ, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury Comets and asteroids provide us with vital clues as to how the solar system was born. Small sized asteroids may reach the ground as meteorites, sometimes...
Lecture 3 - The search for other planets, other life
Alan Gilmore, Mt John Observatory, University of Canterbury The realisation that stars are just distant suns, like our own, led to speculation about the existence of other planets, and other life forms. The first extra-solar planet orbiting a 'normal'...
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