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1 min read 10 Sep 2019

Space Junk - Astrophotography (with Dylan O'Donnell) plus StarLink!

Space Junk - Astrophotography (with Dylan O'Donnell) plus StarLink!

Annie Handmer sitting amongst pot plants

Introduction

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, I tracked down Dylan O'Donnell, one of Australia's leading amateur astrophotographers, in beautiful Byron Bay. Dylan is also the creator of the 'Star Stuff' festival.

In this episode, we speak about astronomy, the state of science in Australia, the power of space to inspire, and the rising mistrust in science and authority more generally. We also chat about the ethics of technological development, Musk's StarLink satellites, and whether the 'giant leap for mankind' has been realised.

Space Junk Podcast

Annie Handmer, currently doing a Ph.D. on international cooperation in Space, shares her conversations with people working in niche areas of the Astro industry around the world. Sometimes topical, sometimes philosophical, and always fascinating, Space Junk Podcast is an eclectic collection of insights into the Space world that will leave you with a new perspective on the final frontier.

Listen to the Podcast here