Satellite 4 will feature the BSFA and Hay lectures, plus talks on diverse topics from fan speakers. Returning from previous Satellite conventions are Robert Law talking on The Voyager Missions; Colin McInnes on Building Better Worlds; and Phil Wellings with Yet More Inadvisable Rocket Science. And what event would be complete without a contribution from the inestimable Mr ED Buckley: this time he goes In Search of Danny Dee.
We’re also pleased to have a talk on the history of the trans-Atlantic undersea telegraph cable from long-standing fan Bill Burns; Serena Culfeather and John Wilson will provide an insight into the joys of The Bee Factory, and Nik Whitehead explains the challenges of Timekeeping on Mars. Feorag NicBhride explores some interesting developments in transport during the mid-late 19th and early 20th centuries, posing the question Is it steampunk if it’s real? whilst Edward James shares his expertise on Medieval Dragons.
On Monday morning we host the Strathclyde University Science Symposium, part of the university’s Golden Jubilee celebration. Academics with expertise in biotechnology, quantum computing and AI come and share the state-of-the-art in their fields with fans and authors.