Starship Reality-check: The Science of Deep Space Travel

April 25, 2022, 7:00 pm -
8:30 pm

The stars beckon. But humans evolved to survive on Earth, not to hurtle through space.

For long-duration travel – interplanetary and, even, interstellar – what spacecraft accommodations 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 the engineers say?

Join our two speakers Dr. Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist at the SETI Institute and the Mars Institute, and Tucker Hiatt, Director of Wonderfest.

Venue / Location

HopMonk Tavern
224 Vintage Way

COVID Information for this event

This Bay Area Science Festival event is an indoor event that is following the county guidelines of Marin County. Additional COVID requirements for this event include that masks are not required, but recommended.

Event Hosts

Wonderfest is the 25-year-old “Bay Area Beacon of Science.” Through its nonprofit science outreach programs, Wonderfest inspires curiosity, promotes careful reasoning, challenges unexamined beliefs, and encourages life-long learning.

COVID Safety

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