Galileo Lecture Series

The talks from the Galileo Lecture series from Radio New Zealand are freely available in both Ogg Vorbis and MP3 formats.

The Galileo Lecture series is produced by Radio New Zealand National in partnership with the Royal Society of New Zealand. It celebrates the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, marking 400 years since Galileo used a telescope to view the solar system and transformed our understanding of Earth’s place in the Universe.

This six-part series plays in our Sunday Feature slot beginning on 13 September 2009. Each lecture will be available on demand and for podcast after broadcast.

Galileo Lecture 1 – Galileo’s Telescope by Associate Professor Ruth Barton, The University of Auckland

Galileo Lecture 2 – The mystery of the first stars by Dr Grant Christie MNZM, Research Astronomer, Stardome Observatory.

Galileo Lecture 3 – The search for other planets, other lifeAlan Gilmore, Mt John Observatory, University of Canterbury

Galileo Lecture 4 – Comets and asteroids: clues to our origin and threats to our survival by Professor Jack Baggaley FRAS FRSNZ, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury

Galileo Lecture 5 – Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe by Dr Jenni Adams, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury.

Galileo Lecture 6 – The Square Kilometre Array by Brian Boyle, Director, Australian National Telescope Facility