Series 2, Episode 12: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
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In the final episode of this series, Steve gives faint stars the side-eye, Helen sings a relatively short song about relativity and Matt gives a standing ovation to the desktop calculator that rerouted a space probe:
- 01:54 – Steve’s bit
- 16:13 – Helen’s bit
- 36:07 – Matt’s bit
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And here’s a heap of Unnecessary Detail from this episode:
- Want to find out what else we all do, and buy all our comedy specials, books, radio series, t-shirts and more while you wait for the next series? Head over to the Festival of the Spoken Nerd website.
- A guide to stargazing (with averted vision) from NASA.
- Watch Steve electrocute a pickle and explain how colour vision works on YouTube.
- More about the Chemistry of Vision on Steve’s YouTube channel.
- What is a NOT gate?
- ESA’s “Solar Orbiter” takes the closest ever images of the Sun.
- Ironically, NASA’s speedy sun-fart detector is called the “Parker Solar Probe“.
- About Pioneer 11.
- About the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes.
- More about the HP 9100A desktop calculator.
- More about James Van Allen.
- What is the North Pole, anyway?
- Download a free live version of Helen’s Space Lullaby from Bandcamp.
- If you want to see the whole show that this recording is taken from, head to the Festival of the Spoken Nerd website for “You Can’t Polish A Nerd” downloads and DVDs.
- More about Richard E Byrd.
- More about Sir Wally Herbert.
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