The 2nd Starship Century Symposium will be held at the Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, UK on Monday October 21st.
Starship Century addresses the challenges and opportunities for our long-term future in space, with possibilities envisioned by featured speaker Lord Martin Rees, Royal Astronomer, Ian Crawford, Birkbeck College, University of London, writer/scientist Stephen Baxter, James Benford, Microwave Sciences, and Gregory Benford, UC Irvine.
Starship Century discusses the implications that these explorations might have upon our development as individuals and as a civilization.
10:00 am Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon James & Gregory Benford
10:30 am Scientific Benefits of Starships Ian Crawford
11:30 am Contact at Alpha Centauri Stephen Baxter
1:00 pm -Break for lunch-
2:00 pm To the Ends of the Universe Lord Martin Rees
3:30 pm Exploring Interstellar Space Panel with Lord Martin Rees, Ian Crawford, Stephen Baxter, Jim & Greg Benford, others TBA
5:00 pm Symposium ends
Please visit The official Starship Century website for more information.
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