Astrophiz 40: Dr. Alice Gorman ‘Spacejunk Treasures’

Artist's Concept of Voyager

Today we celebrate our 40th episode and 10,000+ downloads into 50+ countries. 

In this episode we feature Dr Alice Gorman (‘Dr Spacejunk’) who is a Space Archaeologist and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, Flinders University in South Australia. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Space Industry Association of Australia. Alice casts a new focus on WRESAT-1, Australia’s first satellite launch, positioning Australia as the third nation in space in 1967. She explains how the Voyager probes and the ‘Golden record’ are cultural milestones which mark humanity’s place in the solar system. As one of the few space archeologists on planet earth, she gives fabulous and new insights into the ISS and the treasure it has become.
Follow Alice on Twitter @drspacejunk

In ‘What’s up Doc’, Dr Ian ‘Astroblog’ Musgrave tells us what to look for in the evening and morning skies, the skinny on the Perseid Meteor Shower, and in ‘Ian’s Tangent’ he shines the light on the Osiris REx mission, occultations, the imminent US eclipse and gravitational lensing. Follow @ianfmusgrave on Twitter.

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