Orbital Space Colonies presentation at North City Tech Meetup

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Larry Gales, PhD
The next North City Tech Meetup will feature Larry Gales, PhD. presenting “Orbital Space Colonies, a Far Better Home in Space than Mars”. 

June 4th, 7 to 9pm at the Shoreline Public Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline.

  1. Why should humans attempt to live beyond our planet earth.
  2. Why is space so insanely expensive and what can be done about it.
  3. What are the advantages/disadvantages of orbital space colonies versus life on the Moon, Mars, or other planetary bodies?
  4. How can space colonies allow us to achieve interstellar flight and colonize much of our milky way galaxy, all within the framework of existing technology.

Larry last presented on Energy Efficiency, this time it will be more speculative, but just as interesting and informative. Larry is great presenter and his presentations tend to be very interactive.

Larry has an MS in math and a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington. He has worked as a computer programmer, computer consultant, and as a Research Associate Professor at the Center for Quantitative Sciences in Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife, at the University of Washington, often applying or analyzing computer models of biological systems.

In retirement he has concentrated on environmental issues, and once a year teaches an 8 week course titled “Energy, the Environment, and Climate Change: a Future for our Children”, with a special emphasis on energy efficiency. But while the environment has recently been his main emphasis, for many decades he has used his scientific background to closely follow all aspects of space technology, including space conferences, online discussion groups, and personal contacts. These have given him a very broad understanding of the issues involved in space technology.

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September Meetup will be a Pitch Panel - If you are interested in participating contact Ken Berkun

September 10th, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St ·Shoreline

This is an opportunity to practice your startup’s pitch in a safe and friendly environment, receiving constructive suggestions on how to improve your presentation.

Six companies will make a five minute pitch to a panel of experts and receive constructive feedback on their presentation. This is NOT Shark Tank - our friendly and supportive environment is designed to help you improve your presentation and help you raise important seed money.

Leaders of all types of businesses are welcome to present, not just tech.

Panel Members include:
  • Ken Berkun, Serial Entrepreneur and Angel investor
  • Jonathan Feil, attorney to tech startups
  • Loren Lyon, Angel Investor and Tech Executive
  • 2 Others, TBD
You may find this presentation useful when working on yours.


The North City Tech Meetup is a free meetup, usually the first Monday of each month at one of our local libraries: Lake Forest Park, Shoreline or Kenmore.

You can visit the Meetup.com page for each month’s topic.



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