September 6 Our Backyard Safari Within 25 light years of our Sun, we have an amazing collection
of possible worlds to visit. The problem of time and distance.
September 13 Alternative Possibilities A whole new world of deep space rocket propulsion is being
explored which includes sending an interstellar postcard.
September 20 The Human Problem We could mitigate almost all long term human frailty problems, except one.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Athanasios N. Petridis: Drake University
September 27 Imagined Solutions How Hollywood solves the problems and makes it almost believable.
October 4 Getting It Wrong The Hollywood solution often isn’t the right one.
And they don’t even address the big problem.
October 11 F.T.L. What is it and is it a solution to interstellar travel.
October 18 F.T.L. Alternatives Possible solutions to the FTL problems that have a true historical basis.
October 25 The Wait Factor By the time your parents get there you would have beaten them and returned.