The UK will host its own Starship Century Symposium next month. The event will gather scientists and sf authors to address the challenge of developing a starship in the next 100 years and opportunities for our long-term future in space.
The Symposium will be at the Royal Astronomical Society, Picadillly, UK on Monday October 21.
10:00 a.m. Starship Century: James & Gregory Benford
10:30 a.m. Scientific Benefits of Starships: Ian Crawford
11:30 a.m. Contact at Alpha Centauri: Stephen Baxter
1:00 p.m. Break for lunch
2:00 p.m. To the Ends of the Universe Lord Martin Rees
3:30 p.m. Panel: Exploring Interstellar Space: Lord Martin Rees, Ian Crawford, Stephen Baxter, Jim & Greg Benford, others TBA
5:00 p.m. Symposium ends
These authors will also sign Starship Century at Forbidden Planet bookstore on Sunday, October 20, 4:30 p.m.
[Thanks to Gregory Benford for the story.]