Satellite 4 has recruited some local experts in topics as diverse as theology and satellite manufacture, to give us insights into their specialist fields. Each will be attending and participating in programme on a specific day — but we hope they will receive such an enthusiastic fannish welcome that they’ll be tempted to hang around for more of the weekend.
Marc Alexander and Jean Anderson
Marc Alexander is a Lecturer in English Language and Jean Anderson an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Their interests are in digital humanities and they will be joining us on Friday to talk about the Historical Thesaurus of English (see here for details).
On Saturday we have a talk from progressive local Church of Scotland minister and Dr Who fan Roddy Hamilton that promises to “get all tangled up with religion, SF and an understanding of who we are”. Roddy’s blog can be found here.
Glasgow-based satellite company Clyde Space will also be attending on Saturday. Clyde Space is an award winning supplier of small and micro spacecraft systems. As well as giving a talk, they’ve promised to bring along some hardware to show us. For those who can’t wait, you can download and build your own CubeSat here.
Rounding off the convention on Monday is long-standing SF fan and professional science communicator Jon Davies of thinkScience (who some will remember from Satellite 3). Jon will deliver his popular science demonstration lecture, but this time with an SF twist!