Podcaster: Steve Nerlich

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Title: Cheap Astronomy – Dear CA #98: Housekeeping

Organization: Cheap Astronomy



Keeping your house in order. An episode on domestic maintenance – firstly on a planetary scale and secondly on the International Space Station.

– Do we have the ability to measure the exact amount of heat arriving at the Earth from the Sun?

Here on Earth, we often talk about light as being what we can see and heat as being what we can feel. But, really any wavelength of electromagnetic radiation can raise the temperature of something that absorbs it.

– Are astronauts allowed to take their own tech gear aboard the ISS?

There are no absolute rules on this. With most ISS astronauts also undertaking research work, some have been approved to take their own tech gear but this is probably more the exception than the rule.

Bio: Cheap Astronomy offers an educational website where you’re only as cheap as the telescope you’re looking through.

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