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An Afternoon with Glenn Greenwald

Journalist Glenn Greenwald discusses his favourite subjects: power and accountability, surveillance and privacy, Trump and fake news, threats to democracy, courage, and the role of journalism in giving a voice to perspectives and events that are ignored and silenced by large media outlets.
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What's under the bottom of the Harbour?

Our speaker, David Och has been investigating the geophysical characteristics of the Sydney Harbour floor in preparation for the Sydney Metro tunneling. David is a structural and engineering geologist who has worked on the geotechnical problems of many infrastructure projects in Australia and overseas.
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NASA's Dr Mitchell Shulte on the Mars 2020 mission

Dr Mitchell Shulte, Program Scientist with the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will give an overview of the exploration of Mars to date and discuss the 2020 Rover Mission's scientific objectives and technological payload.
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Postcards from the Past: Ancient Qatna and it's Royal Tomb

Ancient Qatna (Tell Mishrefeh) was one of the wealthiest and most famous cities of Middle and Late Bronze Age (2000–1200 BC) Syria until its destruction in c. 1340 BC. The site lies near embattled modern Homs. In 2008 Dr Paul Donnelly spent time at Qatna with a German excavation team.
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