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Behind the News: July 23, 2019
July 23, 2019
ABC Me  |  July 23, 2019

BTN Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11!
July 21 marked 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by walking on the moon. To celebrate, BTN will present a special episode, hosted from the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. We'll look at the events leading up to the moon landing, the Apollo 11 mission and Australia's role in it and what the future of space exploration might hold.

Space Race
We look at the scientific developments and the world events that created the space race between the US and the USSR and the space milestones that paved the way for Apollo 11.

Apollo 11
We find out more about the journey of Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they did what no human had ever done before.

Moon Landing Memories
Some kids interview their grandparents and great-grandparents and ask them what they remember of the moon landing and how they felt about it at the time.

History of the Dish
We find out more about the important role Australia played in the Apollo 11 mission, and how the CSIRO's Parkes Radio Telescope ended up providing pictures of the historic moment to the world. We also talk to an expert about what the telescope has done since Apollo 11 and what its role will be in the future.

Space Future
We look at the future of space exploration and meet some high school kids who are learning what it might be like to work on a mission to Mars.

BTN Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11!
July 21 marked 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by walking on the moon. To celebrate, BTN will present a special episode, hosted from the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. We'll look at the events leading up to the moon landing, the Apollo 11 mission and Australia's role in it and what the future of space exploration might hold.

Space Race
We look at the scientific developments and the world events that created the space race between the US and the USSR and the space milestones that paved the way for Apollo 11.

Apollo 11
We find out more about the journey of Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they did what no human had ever done before.

Moon Landing Memories
Some kids interview their grandparents and great-grandparents and ask them what they remember of the moon landing and how they felt about it at the time.

History of the Dish
We find out more about the important role Australia played in the Apollo 11 mission, and how the CSIRO's Parkes Radio Telescope ended up providing pictures of the historic moment to the world. We also talk to an expert about what the telescope has done since Apollo 11 and what its role will be in the future.

Space Future
We look at the future of space exploration and meet some high school kids who are learning what it might be like to work on a mission to Mars.

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October 22, 2019  |  ABC Me

Syria Turkey Conflict We look at a conflict that's going on at the moment on the border of Turkey and Syria. It started a couple of weeks ago after the US announced it was bringing its soldiers home from the region. But to understand why it's happening you have to understand a bit about Syria's recent history and Turkey's relationship with the Kurdish people. Deep Fakes As part of the ABC's Media Literacy Week, we look at the rise of deep fake videos and why they have some experts worried. Solar Car Challenge Last week teams of students from around the world are racing through the outback as part of the Solar Car Challenge. It's an event that's part race, part science show that was started in the '80s to showcase solar technology. Map Future Recently Geoscience Australia, the federal government's mapping agency, announced that it was phasing out paper maps. It says most people are buying them online now, although not everyone's happy with the move. It got us thinking about the past and the future of maps. Dog History For a long time, dogs have been known as mankind's best friend, but recent studies have also found that our four-legged friends are good for our heath. In fact, scientists have found that people with pet dogs tend to live longer. We look at history of the friendship between humans and dogs and why they might make us healthier. Kids Talk Survey Behind the News is launching its first ever Kids Talk Survey. We want to know what's going on in the lives of school kids around the country, including how they're feeling, the issues they're dealing with, how they feel about politics and how much time they spend on screens.

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September 17, 2019  |  ABC Me

Fire Season It’s been a terrible start to spring for many communities in NSW and Queensland where bushfires have destroyed homes and property. While fires aren’t unusual in Australia, experts say these ones have hit way earlier than usual, in places that aren’t usually affected by fire. We find out more about this terrible start to fire season and how some kids are getting ready for the hot weather to come. Fish Rescue A mass fish rescue is underway right now in the Darling River in NSW. Native species are being caught and relocated to other parts of the river or to fish hatcheries to try to prevent what the State’s environment minister has described as a potential fish “Armageddon”. Many are worried, when summer comes, we’ll see another mass fish die-off caused by blue green algae. We find out more about what’s happening to the health of Australia’s biggest river system. E-cigarette Warning Most young Aussies know about the dangers of smoking, but there are worries that there’s a growing number of young people using e-cigarettes or vaping. While they were originally marketed as being a safer alternative to cigarettes, recently there’ve been a few cases of people getting sick after vaping and even some deaths overseas. We find out more. Peace Games It’s not very often that 11-year-olds are asked to prevent wars and solve big economic, social and environmental crises, but this week that’s exactly what some South Australia kids are being asked to do. They’re taking part in the World Peace Game - a very different sort of board game developed by a US educator who’s on a mission to prove that kids can make great diplomats. Magpie Season It’s that time of year again - when school yards and streets are menaced by swooping magpies! We find out why magpies attack and what you can do to protect yourself.

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