8pm this Friday, 1st July, we are lucky to have Dr Alice Gorman from Flinders University in South Australia coming to talk to us about “Danger Will Robinson! The cultural heritage of space junk“.
There’s no doubt that space junk in Earth orbit is a serious environmental problem. But while we’re used to thinking of abandoned satellites and fragments as junk, there’s more to it than that. On Earth, archaeologists look at what humans have left behind to answer questions about the past. The same techniques can be applied to the present, and to the new archaeological record in space. In this talk, Dr Alice Gorman asks what we can learn from investigating the cultural significance of orbital debris.
— Mount Burnett Obsvy (@MBObservatory) July 1, 2016
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