The Nervous System of a Starship

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World Space Week 2013Speaker: Pat Galea

Date: 17 October 2013
Start Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath, Avon, BA1 2HN

Sending a ship to the stars has many daunting technical challenges. Discussion often focuses on propulsion but control and communication over the vast distances and timescales involved is also a formidable challenge.

This lecture will discuss how advanced computation and communication technologies such as machine learning and gravitational lensing can be used to build ships which can work reliably and autonomously over centuries, and communicate their status and their data to Earth.

Pat Galea is a Fellow of the BIS, a co-founder of Icarus Interstellar, and a contributor to the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

Entrance fee: £3 for members of the BIS or local astro group*. £5 for non-members. *Proof of astro society membership required on entrance

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