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Speaker: Dr Paul Daniels


Dr Paul Daniels, chairman of the FAS (Federation of Astronomical Societies), will be talking about mega-constellations.  We all know about Elon Musk’s plan to saturate low earth orbit with his broadband satellites, and also that the astronomical world is seriously affected by it.  Other companies plan similar networks of satellites.   This is an almost existential threat to astronomers.  Paul’s talk will be about 90 minutes, with a break for 5 minutes after 60 minutes.