Public presentation by world renowned space artist David A Hardy – To the Stars on a Paintbrush When and Where? Friday 14th December 2018 starting at 6pm in the Conference Room, Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8ES David A. Hardy has been producing astronomical art since 1952, and became freelance in 1965. […]
Public Lecture by Professor Carl Murray, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London Cassini at Saturn: the End of an Era When and Where? Friday 30th November 2018 starting at 6pm in the Conference Room, Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8ES
A series of public talks by various speakers (listed below). This event is not about the technology that we may use to search for intelligent life in the Cosmos, but more a discussion on what we mean by life, intelligence, and the philosophy of our approach to finding those things external to the Earth. It […]
Lecture by Professor Ian Crawford, Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology, Birkbeck, University College London.
When and Where? Friday 26th October 2018 at 6pm in the Conference Room, Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8ES
Professor Greg Matloff, City University of New York, and C Bangs, artist and former NASA faculty Fellow, will give a lecture on the merger of science and art in the field of holographic photon sails and show the propulsive possibilities of holography in space.
Saturday 29th September 2018 at 1pm in the Conference Room, Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8ES
Fusion-based rocket propulsion remains our best current option to deliver substantial probe payloads to the nearest stars quickly. Project Icarus was founded by members of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) and Tau Zero Foundation in 2009. It is now a joint effort by the BIS and Icarus Interstellar to build on BIS Project Daedalus using […]
The AttoSat Manifesto AttoSats in orbit (Image: Efflam Mercier) Despite the advent of CubeSats, PocketQubes, and femto satellites, developing and launching a spacecraft still costs a fortune, the equivalent of buying a house. It also takes years to get from the initial concept to launch. This means that space exploration for education is still only […]
How to design spacecraft and starships… Last chance to book on to our interstellar summer school, which will be held at the Initiative for Interstellar Studies HQ, The Bone Mill, New Street, Charfield, GL12 8ES from Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th August 2018. For more information see the full advert below and for admission to […]