On this page we list various meetings that have taken place in relation to interstellar studies.
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Tenesse Valley Interstellar Workshop
Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, 28the and 29th November 2011. Organized by The Ultimax Group Inc and Les Johnson.
1. Sun Focus Comes First; Interstellar Comes Second, Claudio Maccone.
2. Interstellar Travel: Realistic Ideas and Fanciful Dreams, Les Johnson.
3. Human and Institutional Barriers to Large Scale Geoengineering and Interstellar Spaceflight, Kent Williams.
4. Warp Drive Now, Tony Robertson.
5. Power & Propulsion: An Informal Survey of Opportunities within Particle Physics, Jim Woosely.
6. Project Icarus, Richard Obousy.
7. Antimatter Propulsion, Harold Gerrish.
8. Interstellar Light Sails, Gregory Matloff.
9. Inroduction to SETI Science and Technology, Paul Shuch.
10. Jovian Tesla Radio, David Fields.
11. Lasers Revisited: Their Superior Utility for Interstellar Beacons, Communications and Travel, John Rather.
12. Interstellar Exploration Through Art, C.Bangs.
13. Humanity in the Outlands: Anthropological and Sociological Concerns in the Face of Touching the Universe, Robert C Lightfoot.
14. Shell Worlds, Robert Kennedy.
15. Sublight Colonization of the Galaxy, Ken Roy.
16. The Search for Earth 2.0, Fred Sloop.
17. The Fermi Paradox: A Roundtable Discussion, Stephanie Osborn.
18. Late Night Panel on the Future of Space Exploration, Les Johnson Moderating.
100 Year Starship Symposium
Hotel Hilton, Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, September 30th – October 2nd, 2011. Organized by DARPA and their executing agent NASA Ames Research Center. Principal organizers were David Neyland, Peter Worden, Paul Eremenko, Dawn McIntosh. Track Chairs were Jim Benford, Chris McKay, Neal Pellis, Mae Jemison, Jill Tarter, Stewart Brand, Harry Kloor.
1. Agenda too big, see pdf attachment: 100YSSAgenda_0928
World Ships: The Long Road to the Stars
The British Interplanetary Society, London, 17th August 2011. One day Symposium. Organized by Kelvin Long and Pat Galea.
1. The Enzmann Starships – History and Engineering Appraisal, Kelvin Long, Adam Crowl, Richard Obousy.
2. Communications Between Worldships, Pat Galea.
3. World Ships: The Solar-PHoton Sail Option, Gregory Matloff (Presented by Galea).
4. World Ships – Architectures & Feasibility Revisited, Andreas Hein.
5. Why World Ships?, Gerry Webb
6. A Development Roadmap for the Worldship, Stephen Ashworth.
7. On the Financing of World Ships & Other Gigascale Space Projects, Frederik Ceyssens, Maarten Driesen, Kristof Wouters.
Project Daedalus: Three Decades On
The British Interplanetary Society, London, 30th September 2009. One day Symposium. Organized by Kelvin Long and Ian Crawford.
1. The Planetary Science and Astrobiology Case for Interstellar Spaceflight, Ian Crawford.
2. Consideration of Nearby Star Systems for Future Interstellar Missions, Martyn Fogg.
3. Using Daedalus for Local Transport, Bob Parkinson.
4. Project Icarus: Son of Daedalus – Flying Closer to Another Star, Kelvin Long.
5. Interstellar Propulsion: Challenges and Developments 30Years After Daedalus, Richard Obousy.
6. Systems Architecture for Launch & Assembly of Interstellar Probes, Richard Osborne.
Interstellar Session – UK Space Conference
UK Space Conference, Charterhouse School, near Godalming Surrey, United Kingdom. 4th April 2009. Organized by Kelvin Long. This was the first UKSC interstellar session in its history and the first TZF conference ever.
1. Inertial Confinement Fusion & Antimatter Catalyzed Fusion for Space Propulsion, Kelvin Long.
2. Unconventional Thinking in Interstellar Spaceflight Research: Practical Approaches, Tibor Pacher.
3. Realistic Targets for Early Interstellar Missions, Claudio Maccone.
4. Relativistic Engineering for Interstellar Missions, Luca Derosa.
5. The Possibility of Inertial Reduction for Interstellar Travel, Mike McCulloch.
6. The Use of Casimir Energy for Traversable Wormholes: A Tool for Interstellar Travel, Remo Garattini.
Warp Drive: Faster Than Light – Breaking the Interstellar Distance Barrier
The British Interplanetary Society, London, United Kingdom. 15th November 2007. Full Day Symposium. Organized by Kelvin Long.
1. Casimir Energy: A Fuel for Traversable Wormholes, Remo Garattini.
2. Computer Tensor Codes to Design the Warp Drive.
3. Warp Drive: From Imagination to Reality, Jeremy Gardiner.
4. The Status of the Warp Drive, Kelvin Long.
5. Warp Drive: A New Approch, Richard Obousy & Gerald Cleaver.
6. Warp Drives in Cosmology, Pedro Gonzalez-Diaz.
7. Can the Flyby Anomalies by Explained by a Modification of Inertia, M.E.McCulloch.
8. Space Teleportation with Presdent Day Technology (poster).
Space Technology and Applications International Forum
First European Workshop on Field Propulsion
The University of Sussex, Brighton, January 20-22, 2001. Attendees included: Hal Puthoff, Alex Szames, Claudio Maccone, Richard Obousy
Robotic Interstellar Exploration in the Next Century Workshop
California Institute of Technology, July 1998. Organized by Geoffrey A Landis. Attendees included: Geoffrey A Landis, John West, Jordin Kare, James T Early, Robert L Forward, Ben C Platt, John Cole.
Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop II
NASA Glenn Research Centre, Cleveland, USA. August 1997. Organized by Marc Millis. Attendees included: Eric Davis, wormholes
Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Workshop I
Austin, USA. February 1997. Organizers Marc Millis and Hal Puthoff. Attendees included: Eric Davis,
Space Technology and Applications International Forum, Cosponsored by NASA, DSWA, US DOE, USAF, Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 26-30, 1997.
31st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, San Diego, CA, USA, July 10-12, 1995. Reported in AIAA 95-2599, Organized by Garry L. Bennett, Robert L. Forward and Robert H. Frisbee. Attendees included: John L Anderson, Gregory Benford, Gary L Bennett, John G Cramer, Pauline B Cramer, Robert L Forward, Robert H Frisbee, H.B.Knowles, Geoffrey A Landis, Franklin B Mead Jr, Marc G Millis, Michael S Morris, Roy Patrick Rawlings, Mat Visser.
Vision 21 Symposium
Sponsored by NASA Lewis Research Center, Ohio Aerospace Institute, March 30-31, 1993. Reported in NASA CP-10129. Organized by Marc Millis. Attendees included Marc Millis, Vernor Vinge…
4th Conference on Planetology and Space Mission Planning
Held on Cruise S.S Statendm, December 1972.
CORNUCOPIA OF SPACE (1st seminar 6th December)
Bruce Hunt: Co-Chairman
Donald Banks: Co-Chairman
Isaac Asimov: What is a Cornucopia
Norman Mailer: Is there a Cornucopia out there?
Pandora Duncan: Planetary rover designs
Robert D Enzmann: Out of the Cornucopia
Richard Hoagland: The Space Shuttle
Ben Bova: Expanding the Cornucopia
Berguet Roberts: Last Lunar Flight Dreams
Krafft Ehricke: Co-Chairman Extraterrestrial Industries
Kenneth Franklin: Co-Chairman
Eric Burgess: Emerging Conscience of Man
Roger Caras: Earth the Teacher, Lessons learned from out 1st planet
Isaac Asimov: A heirarchy of niches from comets to Earthlike planets
Neil Ruzic: Development of the moon as a niche
Richard Sternbach: Experiment that failed
Don Davis: Paintings: Clones
PROPULSION INTELLIGENT MACHINES AND SOCIO-GENETIC CHANGE
Roger Caras: Co-chairman
Harry Stine: Co-chairman The Third industrial Revolution
Robert Heinlein: Genetic fitness, Social fitness, training & technology and communications Marvin Minsky: Artificial intelligence
Sarah Meltzoff: Universals, Cultural viability, economic specialization
Janet Jepperson: Psychological barriers to full realization
Linda Sagan: Comment: Ultimate Machines
Krafft Ehricke: Comment: Ultimate Machines
ENERGY AND PROPULSION
Donald Banks: Co-Chairman Energy
Ben Bova: Co-Chairman
Werner Rambauske: Observation of the Universe
Brude hunt: Propulsion
Robin Anderson: Plowshare: Big guns for the benefit of the people
Fred Pohl: The shape of shadows from the future
Carl Sagan: Interstellar probes and Pioneer 10
Neil Ruzic: Human acquisition of Moon and its effects on war and peace
THE GRAND DESIGN
Gillet Griffin: Co-chairman
Eric Burgess: of Mankind but no longer Men
Cassandra Boell: Space states and the howling of beasts
Harry Stine: Comment: Ultimate Machine
Robert D. Enzmann: Statement of grand design, & galactic fertile crescent
Robert Heinlein: The grand design
Theodore Sturgeon: Communications, The Cold Equations, and the grand design
Fred Pohl: Star flight and relativistic twins “lost in space”
Fred Ordway: Use of satellite systems for education
Marvin Minsky: Artificial intelligence and the grand design, have we nurtured “The Descent of Machines?”
Richard Sternbach: Paintings: Mankinds’ grand design
SCIENCE, ART, COMMUNICATION, AND COSMOLOGY
Neil Ruzic: Co-chairman
Eric Burgess: Co-chairman
Donald Burgy: Order theory: an art exhibit in the clipper room
Gillett Griffin: Migrations of men and their art
Isaac Asimov: stellar types and organic evolution
Robert D Enzmann: Force= dp/dt (F=/ma) and e=hv(1-d/D) That is an intellectual revolution
Ben Bova: galaxies and quasars
Norman Mailer: Revolutionaries of science and technology
Donald Davis: Paintings: Cupules and stick charts
POST SYMPOSIUM COLLOQUIUM
GRAND DESIGN AND PHYSICS
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