The i4is Membership Survey is still open. Your feedback allows us to create the membership scheme that our members want. In this newsletter we also highlight a number of opportunities to get involved with i4is projects.
When it comes to travelling through interstellar space to other stars in the Milky Way, electric sails may be more effective than light sails, according to a new paper by Manasvi Lingam and Abraham Loeb or Florida Institute of Technology and Harvard University respectively.
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 […]