Royal Astronomical Society To Host Starship Century

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.

On hand will be featured speaker Lord Martin Rees, Royal Astronomer, Ian Crawford, Birkbeck College, University of London, writer/scientist Stephen Baxter, James Benford and Gregory Benford.


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.]

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