A painting showing Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779) taking possession of New South Wales, Australia [Souce: bbc.com/Getty Images]
A painting showing Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779) taking possession of New South Wales, Australia [Souce: bbc.com/Getty Images]
05 Jun 2017 MP3

This week's program narrated stories of two discovery: (1) the discovery of Australia by Captain James Cook (1728 - 1779) on behalf of the British crown in 1770, following more than 160 years of mapping and exploration, mainly by the Dutch, and (2) the discovery by Canberra astrophysicist Prof Brian Paul Schmidt that the expansion of the universe is accelerating that won him the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics with Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess. The songs played in the program were sung by Australian country singer Terry Morris and Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu. This week's program was produced and presented by Tanvir Hossain.