In the podcast, I mention that further information will be available on this blog, and that is true - since 2005, I have written extensively here about Orbiter, and occasionally about Stellarium and other free programs and web sites for space exploration and astronomy.
In addition, I have a downloadable PowerPoint presentation called "Robots, Astronauts, and You: Exploring Space with a Computer." This 51-slide presentation covers a lot of the same material as the podcast but with more depth (and pictures). This is a version of a presentation I often use in my talks as a JPL Solar System Ambassador.
If you heard the podcast and have any questions about Orbiter or the other things I discuss, feel free to post them as comments here and I will try to answer.
And as I say in the podcast, you don't need a telescope or a spaceship to go play in space.
I just saw the script for my podcast on the 365 Days of Astronomy web site, and unfortunately the links I added at the end of the script are not included (they also didn't mention the podcast background music, which I composed and performed). Here are the links:
- Orbiter, free space flight simulator: http://www.orbitersim.com
- Orbiter Sound 3.5: http://orbiter.dansteph.com/index.php?disp=d
- Orbit Hangar (free add-ons for Orbiter): http://www.orbithangar.com
- AMSO (free Apollo add-on for Orbiter): http://www.acsoft.ch/AMSO/amso.html
- Go Play In Space (free tutorial): http://www.aovi93.dsl.pipex.com/play_in_space.htm
- Stellarium (free planetarium program): http://www.stellarium.org
- Celestia (free space simulation): http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
- WorldWide Telescope (free from Microsoft): http://www.worldwidetelescope.org