Visiting Researcher, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, UNSW
Dr Duncan Steel is a Visiting Researcher at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at the University of NSW, and currently lives in Canberra.
He is the author of more than 130 refereed research paper, over 500 articles in newspapers and magazines, and numerous technical reports and book chapters. Duncan has conducted over a thousand radio interviews and appeared in dozens of TV programs. He was also science adviser for an Emmy-winning Discovery Channel documentary entitled Three Minutes to Impact.
His books include Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets (1995), Eclipse (1999 & 2001), Marking Time (2000) and Target Earth (2001). Asteroid 4713 Steel is named for him, as is a lunar-roving robot in one of Arthur C. Clarke’s science-fiction novels.
Over 100,000 web sites refer to his work. One ranks him in fourth place amongst all-time "Badass Scientists", another lists him fifth in terms of "Manliest Names", while another gives him the nod as having the best name for a male porn star (which he isn't).
Visiting Researcher, Australian Centre for Astrobiology, University of New South Wales,
Over 30 years working in physics, education, space science & technology, astronomy, NASA & ESA, & the unis of Canterbury (NZ), Adelaide, Lund, Kent & Oxford,