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Spaced Out Science!

3…2…1…BLAST OFF! Join Lee on this brand new episode of Scope as we head off to explore some science that is out of this world! We learn all about the biological problems involved with long-term space travel, we make our very own nebulas and we see how the planets in our solar system measure up! Model Solar System Our solar system is a lot bigger than you might think! To demonstrate the astronomically large distances between the planets in our solar system, Samuel Hinton and Dr Janie Hoormann from the University of Queensland have set up their very own model solar system spanning an entire university campus! Space Medicine The human body goes through immense changes once it leaves earth’s gravitational field! Dr Marc Jurblum from St Vincent’s Hospital walks us through the biological challenges associated with long-term space travel! DIY – Nebula Saduni and Emma from Endeavour College learn all about the astronomical phenomena of nebulas my making their very own model in a jar! Mars Mapping How do you take a photo of something 54.6 million kilometres away? Well, as Dr Eriita Jones from the University of South Australia explains, all it takes are some satellites, a lot of time and a little astronomical know how. Satellite Systems Satellites are an integral part of our modern world. Join Dr Matt Tetlow from the University of Adelaide as he explains how do these modern mechanical marvels work and how we get them into space! All that and more on an astronomical episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!

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Earth Science 2017

There's no place quite like it! On this episode of SCOPE, we take an in-depth look at the planet we call home; Earth! We learn about our planet's history with some inquisitive geology, we get a crash course in meteorology and we solve mysteries with forensic soil analysis. Geology When you go for a walk you may think 'Oh there just rocks'. But are they? Rocks may not seem like the most interesting subjects to study, but as Catherine Wheller from Melbourne University explains, the stuff under our feet can tell us a lot about how our planet has changed over billions of years. Volcanos 101 Lee heads over to the University of Queensland to catch up with Volcanologist Isabelle Jones and get the low-down on these fiery geological phenomena. Meteorology Weather affects every aspect of our lives; from what we wear, to where we go, to what we eat! Join Andrea Peace from the Bureau of Meteorology as she gives us a crash course in weather 101! DIY Science - Anemometer How do you measure wind speed? With an anemometer of course! Join junior scientist Charlotte as she makes her very own, with some paper cups, clay, and a little scientific know-how! Seismograph Earthquakes can be some of the most destructive and unpredictable events in nature! So how do we record such erratic phenomena? With a seismograph of course! We catch up with Adam Pascale from the Seismology Research Centre as he explains how these amazing machines work! Forensic Soil When it comes to a crime scene, sometimes the tiniest piece of evidence, like soil from a shoe, can crack the case! Join forensic soil analyst Prof Rob Fitzpatrick from the CSIRO as he explains how by studying soil, he can get the dirt on who, what and has been at a crime scene. All that and more on a very down to earth episode of SCOPE!

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