The i4is Annual Report 2019 has just been published for all members to read. We also have a list of short research projects that you can work on.
With great sadness, we received the message that Freeman Dyson has passed away on the 28th of February 2020. He was 96 years old. A distinguished physicist, Freeman Dyson was a member of the i4is Advisory Council for many years. Many obituaries have already appeared. In the following, we would like to honor Freeman by […]
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.