As we move into 2020 we would like to look back at some of the highlights of 2019. This has been a great year for the Initiative for Interstellar Studies. Our projects have been receiving more recognition than ever before from others in the interstellar community, the wider space community, space agencies, and the media.
Welcome to your October 2019 newsletter. In this issue we bring you updates on the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov as well as other interstellar news. The Initiative for Interstellar Studies has presented at some events recently and we have now made some of the slides available in the members area.
The BIS Space Day was an event held at The Hive, Worcester to celebrate space, astronomy and anything astrophysics! This event was open to the public and anyone with an interest in space was welcome to explore the activities on offer. Did you get involved with the BIS Space Day on 5 October? You may […]
Welcome to your September 2019 newsletter. In this newsletter we bring you exciting news about a new interstellar object detected within our solar system. This is our second known interstellar visitor, after ‘Oumuamua.
Welcome to your August 2019 newsletter. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, i4is ran a poetry competition, The inspiration of space exploration – from Apollo to the stars!. Fifty years to the day, we announced the winner, Dr Ina Roy-Faderman, on our website.
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 […]
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.
Over the next few days, we will publish member newsletters summarising the events of each day, Thursday 27 June to Sunday 30 June.