Starship Reality-check – Apr 25

The stars beckon. But humans evolved on Earth, not to hurtle through space. For long-duration travel — interplanetary and, even, interstellar — what spacecraft accomodations are necessary? Is on-board human hibernation an option? Might we overcome the problems of space radiation and prolonged weightlessness? Finally, scientists may argue that the ideal craft for fast human interstellar travel is the constantly-accelerating "1-g starship," but what do engineers say?

Our two speakers are Dr. Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist at the SETI Institute and the Mars Institute, and Tucker Hiatt, Director of Wonderfest. This Wonderfest event is part of The Bay Area Science Festival.

Dr. Pascal Lee

WHAT: Starship Reality-check: The Science of Deep Space Travel
WHO: Dr. Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute & Mars Institute []
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern's "Session Room", 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 []
WHEN: 2022-04-25 — 7pm, Monday, April 25th (1.5 hour)

This unticketed, admission-free, Wonderfest event will be COVID-free, as well. Please be vaccinated, and please wear a mask (except when dining/drinking). The warm feeling of Wondernaut(!) camaraderie radiates through masks and across wide seat-spacing. Please join us! And kindly consider donating to nonprofit Wonderfest in the Eventbrite space, below. (Ignore any mention of "tickets" or "sales".)

The Bay Area Science Festival []