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Space Science, Doomsday Asteroids, and Monitoring Planet Earth: An Interview with Duncan Steel

March 04, 2020 Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom Episode 10
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Space Science, Doomsday Asteroids, and Monitoring Planet Earth: An Interview with Duncan Steel
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Space Science, Doomsday Asteroids, and Monitoring Planet Earth: An Interview with Duncan Steel
Mar 04, 2020 Episode 10
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

An interview with Dr. Duncan Steel, space scientist, astronomer, and world reknown author.  Over the past thirty years Duncan has worked on space projects in the US, UK, Australia, Sweden, Canada and NZ. His research has focussed largely on asteroids, comets and meteors, but he has also been involved in planning missions to Mars and the search for life elsewhere. Additionally he is an expert on the history and astronomical basis of calendars. 

Duncan is the author of four books, over 140 research papers, and more than a thousand articles in newspapers and magazines published around the globe. He has appeared in dozens of TV documentaries, and hundreds of radio interviews. Asteroid 4713 Steel is named for him, as is a lunar-roving robot in one of Arthur C. Clarke’s science-fiction novels. 

In this interview, he talks about his extensive work on interstellar particles detection (a first in the world), writing the book that inspired the movies Armageddon and Deep Impact, his work at Xerra, and the practical ways you can get involved in the NZ space community. 

For more info on Duncan:
Duncan Steel
His Books and Publications

His resource recommendations:
Space.com
Space Camp
NASA Internships for New Zealand

Hostd by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.

Show Notes

An interview with Dr. Duncan Steel, space scientist, astronomer, and world reknown author.  Over the past thirty years Duncan has worked on space projects in the US, UK, Australia, Sweden, Canada and NZ. His research has focussed largely on asteroids, comets and meteors, but he has also been involved in planning missions to Mars and the search for life elsewhere. Additionally he is an expert on the history and astronomical basis of calendars. 

Duncan is the author of four books, over 140 research papers, and more than a thousand articles in newspapers and magazines published around the globe. He has appeared in dozens of TV documentaries, and hundreds of radio interviews. Asteroid 4713 Steel is named for him, as is a lunar-roving robot in one of Arthur C. Clarke’s science-fiction novels. 

In this interview, he talks about his extensive work on interstellar particles detection (a first in the world), writing the book that inspired the movies Armageddon and Deep Impact, his work at Xerra, and the practical ways you can get involved in the NZ space community. 

For more info on Duncan:
Duncan Steel
His Books and Publications

His resource recommendations:
Space.com
Space Camp
NASA Internships for New Zealand

Hostd by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder, SpaceBase
Music: reCreation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons (3.0)

If you like our work, please consider donating to SpaceBase through The Gift Trust or RSF Social Finance (for US charitable donations) and indicate "SpaceBase" gift account.