Andreas Hein and Stephen Baxter’s paper on AI and interstellar travel is featured in a series of articles in Centauri Dreams.
The Initiative for Interstellar Studies (i4is) has today (7 December) taken another exciting step on its mission to promote robotic and human exploration and colonisation beyond the solar system, by launching a membership scheme intended to build an active community of space enthusiasts whose sights are set firmly on the stars.
Principium editor John Davies offers a personal view of the continuing mystery of the interstellar object Oumuamua. More than one year since its discovery we still do not know what this object is. Here John summarises analysis so far and suggests that a mission to Oumuamua may be our only way of solving the mystery.
In this article, Dr Phil Sutton, Lecturer in Astrophysics, University of Lincoln, UK, discusses how the Gaia astrometry mission creates our first full “map of the neighbourhood”. This data has immediate supporting value for all astronomical investigation but also has both cosmological and astronautical significance as we begin to contemplate missions to the near stars. […]
Artificial intelligence probe design (Image: Adrian Mann) AI has frequently been proposed as a key enabler for interstellar exploration and colonization. However, no comprehensive study of the various AI-enabled concepts for interstellar probes has been conducted to date. This has now changed with a brand-new article by renowned science fiction writer Stephen Baxter and Andreas […]
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 […]