Starship Century Events
October 21, 2013: The Second Starship Century Symposium – Royal Astronomical Society, Piccadilly, London
Featured speaker is Martin Rees, Royal Astronomer. Also participating are Ian Crawford, James and Gregory Benford and Stephen Baxter (tentative). There will be talks and a panel. The book Starship Century will be sold, proceeds to go to interstellar research. Admission is free. More Information
October 20, 2013 4:30-5:30pm: Book Signing Forbidden Planet – London
179 Shaftesbury Avenue London WC2H 8JR
Attending will be Gregory Benford, Stephen Baxter & James Benford.
September 26th 12 noon PDT: G+ Hangout with SETI
Our Interstellar Future in the eyes of Science and Science-Fiction
Geoff Landis, Physicist and Science Fiction Author and Allen Steele, Award Winning Science Fiction Author, will hangout with SETI Institute scientists Cynthia Phillips and Franck Marchis (host & moderator) to discuss on the Starship Century book and symposiums dedicated to the exploration of our galaxy using a starship. When will we be ready to go there?
September 25, 2013: Gregory Benford – NEXT: Is this the Starship Century?, KPCC (Southern California Public Radio), The Crawford Family Foundation – Pasadena,CA
Physicist and Nebula Award-winning science fiction writer Gregory Benford is at the forefront of this quest. He has just published, with his physicist brother James Benford, “Starship Century –Toward the Grandest Horizon,” featuring writing by leading scientists and masters of science fiction, all focused on moving humans to the final chapter in space travel – building a starship and taking interstellar flight. How will humanity change as it spreads throughout the galaxy? Join Gregory Benford at the Crawford Family Forum for conversation with NEXT science series host Mat Kaplan, and imagine your first step to the stars.
September 17, 2013: Peter Schwartz – The Starships ARE Coming, The Long Now Foundation, SF Jazz Center – San Francisco,CA (live audio stream will be available to members)
There is an appalling distance between here and the countless planets we’re discovering around stars other than our Sun. At first glance we can never span those light years. At second glance however…
“The 100-year Starship” is the name of now-culminating project that mustered a handful of scientists and science fiction writers to contemplate how humanity might, over the coming century, realistically develop the ability to escape our Solar System and travel the light years to others.
May 21 – 22, 2013: Starship Century Symposium, San Diego.