LIVESTREAM: “An Introduction to Interstellar Studies”

The West Midlands Branch presents An Introduction to Interstellar Studies  by Rob Swinney of the Institute for Interstellar Studies

Speaker: Rob Swinney
Date: Saturday 2 May 2020
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 15:15
Venue: via Zoom

In the midst of working with Masters students from the International Space University, Rob Swinney compresses and shares his introduction to Interstellar Studies including precursor missions, destinations, and advanced propulsion.

We love engineering at the BIS and Rob has created considerable material on sail technology – both solar and beam, and on nuclear rockets.

Following the talk, we will have a question and answer session with Rob.


Meeting 1
13:55 The meeting is available to join
14:00 Welcome
14:05-14:35 Introduction to Interstellar Studies Talk

Meeting 2
14:35 Questions and Answers
(we enable everyone’s microphone to allow an interactive Q&A session)

Please note that this conference call will be recorded and may be published on the BIS West Midlands branch facebook group and on the BIS website.

Joining instructions

1. Register for the Talk using the link below
2. Before the event, we will send you an email with the joining links for both meetings.
3. On the day, click on the first meeting link (and follow the on-screen instructions to install Zoom if prompted)
4. If participating in Meeting 2 Questions and Answers, click on the second meeting link (and follow any on-screen instructions

Speaker – Robert Swinney BSc MSc CEng MIET FBIS RAF (ret’d)

In the 1980s Rob Swinney completed his BSc in Astrophysics at the University of Newcastle and his MSc in Radio Astronomy at the University of Manchester. After several years teaching Craft, Design and Technology at Sherborne School for Boys he returned to his studies and graduated from Cranfield University with a further MSc in Avionics and then undertook a rewarding career in the RAF as an aerosystems engineering officer. He completed his commission in 2006 having attained the rank of squadron leader.

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