Thursday, 19 September 2013




Sat 12th October - All day from 11am

The Crystal
One Siemens Brothers Way
Royal Victoria Docks
London E16 1GB

DLR - Royal Victoria
'SCI-FI-LONDON, in association with the INSTITUTE FOR INTERSTELLAR STUDIES, present an informal day of talks, film and workshops at THE CRYSTAL.

The mission of the Institute for Interstellar Studies is to foster and promote education, knowledge and technical capabilities, which lead to designs, technologies or enterprise that will enable the construction and launch of interstellar spacecraft.

The mission of Icarus Interstellar is to realise interstellar flight before the year 2100. Researching and developing the science and the technologies that will make interstellar flight a reality will accomplish this objective. Icarus Interstellar aims to ignite the public’s interest and engage with everyone prepared to invest in interstellar exploration.

SCI-FI-LONDON are excited about the project and invite you to join us and leading experts to discuss:
1. what is a starship?
2. how do we build one?
3. where do we go when we have one?
4. how far have we got?

We begin the day with a series of science-based, inspirational presentations that charter our current journey towards the stars, then invite you to develop your own starship concepts! Working in teams with our experts, you can do some 'black sky thinking' and talk over some big ideas on what an interstellar starship would have to have to support a crew for possibly several generations!'

Dr. Rachel Armstrong will be speaking and is the event moderator.

There will also be a screening of 'Ikarie XB-1', directed by Jindřich Polák in 1963: