Calculating and contemplating the future of humankind among the stars and beyond, through rigorous and reasoned intellectual discourse


The Foundations of Interstellar Studies workshops are designed to consider the human exploration of the outer solar system, the stars and the wider galaxy. We discuss the technologies required, with a focus on specific ideas or solutions for existing challenges or technical problems.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible
— Arthur C Clarke

The First Foundations of Interstellar Studies workshop took place at City College New York and the Harvard Club of New York, in New York City, 13-15 June 2017.

The Second Foundations of Interstellar Studies workshop took place in the town of Charfield, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, at the then Head Quarters of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies, 27-30 June 2019.