In issue 25 of Principium, published in May, we challenged i4is members and supporters, and space fans more generally, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing on 20 July 1969 by writing a poem to show how interstellar exploration can inspire us just as much today as the epic achievement of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins did half a century ago, during the Apollo 11 mission.
The Initiative for Interstellar Studies (i4is) was delighted to host the second Foundations of Interstellar Studies Workshop (FISW II), between 27 and 30 June 2019 at The Bone Mill, its headquarters in Charfield, Gloucestershire, UK. The workshop was highly successful, with participants discussing many aspects of deep space and interstellar flight, from living in deep […]
Welcome to the second i4is member newsletter. Since the last newsletter we have published the next issue of our quarterly public magazine, Principium. Issue 25 includes a large collection of news and features as usual.
The latest issue of our free quarterly newsletter, Principium, is now published. This is our third Membership Issue. On the front cover is a reminder of the recent first imaging of a black hole, a visualisation of the photon trajectories which produced the image.
Welcome to the first i4is member newsletter. In these newsletters we will provide you with exclusive news reports from the world of interstellar studies at least once a month and more often when things are happening fast! We will also highlight new material available on our website including, videos, posts and Principium preprints.
Ciel et Espace features Stephen Baxter and Andreas Hein’s article on AI for interstellar travel. Ciel et Espace is the most wide-spread French astronomy and space magazine and can be found in almost any kiosk in France.
The Initiative for Interstellar Studies and the British Interplanetary Society are pleased to announce the 2nd Foundation of Interstellar Studies Workshop, which will take place from 27th to 30th of June, at the current headquarters of the i4is, The Bone Mill, on the edge of the wonderful English Cotswolds, in south Gloucestershire, UK. Interstellar Travel is […]
Our Project Lyra team has published a second paper, showing that missions to ‘Oumuamua are not only possible short-term (2020-2024) but also during the next decades, with launch dates in 2030, 2033, and even later.