Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Society talk titled "Satellite Navigation"
ADVANCE BOOKING IS REQUIRED FOR THIS TALK.
Cafe Scientifique is a national movement for science and technology in casual settings: each has its own character but all are fun, engaging, informal and explore fascinating ideas in science and technology.
Cyber Cafe Sci is online - capturing the cafe experinece through the informal Gather platform that lets you watch, listen, and join in if you wish.
At this event we join a conversation with Emanuele Ziglioli - a SatNav engineer who knows how GPS really works, why it doesn't, and how to fix it.
We all know SatNav is awesome - but few of us know just how amazing it is that it works at all. Navigation quite literally not only at, but by, the speed of light: with your phone in your hand, swinging about like crazy as you walk or run or cycle, the GPS signals are jiggered and confused and confounded in ways that require us to know all about Einstein's Relativity, Doppler shifts, shadows, reflections, and bendy light paths. Small wonder it sometimes isn't perfect - and even greater wonder how engineers measure, calibrate, and compensate for so many complex and difficult perturbations to make it work as well as it does.
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These events will always remain free for as long as the Cyber Science Cafe run them. If you would like to support their efforts to build science conversation, please use the supporter's ticket options, or get in touch to talk to them about CyberCafeSci Ltd and other ways you can help and support our mission.
Cyber Cafe Sci is an evolution of the local Woking (England) Cafe Sci - transferred online during the pandemic and continuing to encourage our international online guests and audience.