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Astronomy on Tap Köln, 19 January 2023: PD Dr. Volker Ossenkopf-Okada

January 19 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CET

In our first event of 2023, we have Dr. Volker Ossenkopf-Okada discussing the impact of and his experiences with mega-constellations.

Title: The promise and curse of the mega-constellations

Summary: “Starlink, Oneweb, Guo Wang and Project Kuiper promise affordable and fast internet at any point of the globe. In fact Starlink is currently one of the only reliable sources of free internet in the eastern Ukraine. However, the systems with ten thousands of satellites provide a serious threat to other space applications, have a huge environmental impact and pollute the night sky with numerous tracks of artificial stars. Are they the end of ground-based astronomy?”

Join us for a fascinating discussion and relax with a drink ( or two ;-p )

Details

Date:
January 19
Time:
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CET
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Organizer

Astronomy on Tap Köln
Email:
aotkoeln@gmail.com

Venue

Expat Cafe & Bar
Otto-Fischer-Str. 9
Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen 50674 Germany
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Phone:
0176 23410058
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