Starship Century have announced the programme for their second symposium, to be held at the Royal Astronomical Society in London on Monday 21st October. This is the sequel to their enormously successful first symposium, which was held at the Arthur C Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego, in May. Starship Century addresses the challenges and opportunities for our long-term future in space and discusses the implications that these explorations might have upon our development as individuals and as a civilisation.
The London event is headlined by the Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees, as well as featuring talks and panels by James and Gregory Benford, Stephen Baxter and Ian Crawford of Birkbeck College. There will also be opportunities to purchase and get signed copies of the Starship Century book, which includes essays and fiction from the above speakers, plus the likes of Stephen Hawking, Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, Robert Zubrin, David Brin, Neal Stephenson, Joe Haldeman and Nancy Kriss.
The schedule for the London event is below, and you can find out more details at www.starshipcentury.com. Entry to the event is free.
10 am Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon James & Gregory Benford