Hybrid Lecture Rehearsal: Making Space for Sailing: another Orbit: Jeremy Batch

When Flying Officer A.C. Clarke first proposed geostationary communications satellites in May 1945, a few days after VE day, no one was actually sure if radio waves could pass up through the atmosphere at all; so far, they had tended to bounce back. We’ll see how the first trials were carried out in 1946, more than 10 years before Sputnik 1, and how satellites have since helped sailors not only with communications but also with navigation, weather forecasting, and search and rescue.

This is a practice session to try-out the new system for "hybrid" lectures, with some members of the audience in CA House and others on Zoom with a limited number of places available to attend CA House. The bar & restaurant will be open as usual from 17:30 and members joining us at CA House are invited to stay for an unscheduled supper following the lecture.

As this is a test ahead of the hybrid lectures being held through the autumn, we would welcome feedback from those attending, either in person or via Zoom on how it goes.

Note that unlike the other CA London lectures, this is an afternoon event.

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Time: 16:00

Place: CA House or, for the webinar broadcast via Zoom, your own home or boat

Booking (to attend at CA House): To book a place, and to indicate whether you’ll be ordering food, click on [Book Events Online]. As this is a practice session, there is no charge to join us at CA House. Any problems with the booking system, call or email Jeremy on 020 7537 2828/reception@theca.org.uk

Booking (to join the webinar via Zoom): The webinar broadcast is open to members, including Crewing Service members, only. You will need to login to see the details below.

If you would like to join the webinar broadcast, please register via Zoom here. There will be no charge for viewing online.