SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #90: Space Archaeology and an attempt to rethink humanity with multi award winning author and researcher Dr Alice Gorman
Episode 090 features special guests: Dr Alice Gorman
In this enlightening episode, host Markus engages in a comprehensive discussion about space archaeology and space debris with Dr. Alice Gorman, an internationally recognized leader in the field of space archaeology. Dr. Gorman’s innovative research on space exploration has been featured in National Geographic, New Scientist, and Archaeology magazine. She is a revered faculty member of the International Space University’s Southern Hemisphere Space Program in Adelaide and a prolific author, her book “Dr. Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the Future” garnering several awards and commendations.
Alice has a distinguished background, having contributed extensively to Indigenous heritage management and worked with diverse institutions, including mining industries, government departments, and local councils. Her profound insights derive from a rich amalgamation of experiences and a deep understanding of both terrestrial and celestial archaeology, making her a significant voice on space heritage and conservation.
The dialogue with Alice sheds light on the implications of human activities in space, unveiling the significance and the aftermath of our celestial endeavors, and offering deep reflections on our responsibilities and the legacy we imprint on the cosmos.
Key Topics Covered:
🌌 Space Archaeology: Examining the significance of human artifacts in space and their implications on our understanding of history and culture.
🛰️ Space Debris Insights: Exploring the environmental and ethical dimensions of space waste and its enduring impact on space exploration and celestial ecology.
🌍 Earthly Connections: Understanding how our ventures into the cosmos resonate with our earthly existence and shape our perspectives on sustainability and heritage preservation.
🔭 Exploration Ethics: Discussing the moral obligations and considerations that accompany our pursuit of knowledge and exploration in space.
💬 Global Dialogue: Fostering international cooperation and conversation on responsible space exploration and the conservation of orbital environments.
👥 Human Presence in Space: Reflecting on the remnants of humanity in the cosmos and their symbolic representation of our aspirations and legacy.
“Every piece of debris in space is a fragment of human history, a marker of our journey into the cosmos.”
“Our presence in space is both a testament to our insatiable curiosity and a constant reminder of our responsibility towards the cosmos.”
- Alice Gorman Official Site
- Space Archaeology and Space Debris Exploration – TED Talk
- SpaceCafePodcast Archive
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