Alice Gorman is an Australian archaeologist, heritage consultant, and lecturer best known for pioneering work in the field of space archaeology and her Space Age Archaeology blog.
Gaze into the cosmos and wonder at broken satellites, retired rockets and shattered contraptions. Archaeologist Dr. Alice Gorman is a leading expert on orbital debris and chats about what’s up there, how it got there, and how to get it down. Strap in to hear about everything from Sputnik to sports cars, flaming garbage bonking us, alien clutter, collision potential, the most adorable space rubbish, cosmic burials and how one does this type of archeology without boarding a rocket. Also: steaming hot cruise ship gossip.  Follow Dr. Alice Gorman at  A donation went to Deadly Science: Dr. Gorman’s book: Dr. Space Junk vs. The Universe  Sponsors of Ologies: More links and info at Transcripts & bleeped episodes at: Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: has hats, shirts, pins, totes and now… MASKS. Hi. Yes.  Follow or Follow or Sound editing by Jarrett Sleeper of MindJam Media & Steven Ray Morris Theme song by Nick Thorburn   Support the show: See for privacy information.
Content note: This podcast episode contains some strong language, and mentions violence and child sexual abuse. As the decade turns, The Show of the Year marks 2019 in style – with host Casey Bennetto and a glittering line-up of writers, comedians and musicians. Paul Kelly, Nath Valvo, Alice Bishop, Sista Zai Zanda, Margot Morales Tanjutco, Laura Jean, Alice Gorman, Evelyn Araluen, The Merindas, Brodie Lancaster, Louise Milligan and Bill Shorten share their thoughts on subjects as various as the decommissioning of the Opportunity Rover on Mars, the Tigers' premiership run, the death of Toni Morrison, The Masked Singer and the closure of Uluru to tourists. Select an image to view in detail Select an image to view in detail What a year. Protests shook Hong Kong, the Amazon caught fire and children led a worldwide climate strike. Boris Johnson picked up the prime ministerial ball as it came loose from the back of the scrum, Scott Morrison baseball-capped his way back into government, and Trump impeachment talk turned to (some) action.  We said goodbye to towering figures in literature and politics, including Toni Morrison, Bob Hawke, Les Murray, Clive James and Mary Oliver. And we farewelled meowing figures of the internet. (R.I.P. Grumpy Cat.) There were the mandatory Big Cultural Moments, too: someone (no spoilers) finally won the Game of Thrones, Fleabag stormed the Emmys, and a Sydney real estate video went viral. Beyoncé came home, Fyre Festival blew up (again) and Lil Nas X shot to stardom via TikTok. Ah yes, how could we forget: TikTok. Goodbye 2019 … we hardly knew ye! 
Alice Gorman, aka Dr Space Junk talks to Alice about the heritage of the moon, driving giant trucks, mining interests and space animals. Find Alice Gorman at @drspacejunk Alice is at @aliterative as ever.
Australian archaeologist Dr. Alice Gorman (aka Dr Space Junk) has been a pioneering figure in the field of space archaeology for over 15 years. She speaks to Jim about about space junk and our obsession with Mars. 
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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6 hours, 11 minutes
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