SPACE STATION

CENTAUR

 

SPACE STATION CENTAUR is a correspondence chapter based in the UK. We meet on Facebook and at events across the UK.
Part of Starfleet, Sol Sector Command (SSSC).

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THE CENTAURIANS

The Command Team

Commanding Officer: FCAPT Anni Potts

To contact the commanding officer, please eMail co at space-station-centaur.org.uk.
"I joined my first Trek club in 2012 having been nagged into it by a friend in the States. I had no idea what lay ahead of me: how many people I would meet and new friends that I would make. It's been wonderful!"

First Officer: CAPT Colin Barrow


"After going to Destination Star Trek London in October 2012, I decided to join a Trek club. I got to meet new people and make new friends, attend events like The Starbase
 24 Banquet, where I met like minded people and made even more friends."

Second Officer: CDR Erika Stroem


"I joined a Trek club in 2015. Initially I won a year’s subscription in a raffle, but as I enjoyed myself so much and made lots of new friend, I am now on my third year. We even meet up at conventions around the country and have a fantastic time. I love it!
"

Some of our crew and the Departments ...

If there is an area of particular interest to you, you can join a department aboard CENTAUR. We have lots of them and are always happy to add new ones if you have something that you'd like to suggest.

COMMUNICATIONS

Head of Comms: LTJG Holly Bowler

Our Communications department is one of the few departments that has real-life responsibilities, and that is to get our newsletter out each quarter. We have four editors: each one responsible for one issue a year, and the team is lead by Holly. Copies of our newsletter can be  found in the LIBRARY.

"In August 2017, I transferred to Centaur to join an amazing crew on what quickly became the Space Station Centaur. We meet a lot in our own Facebook groups, chat, role-play, talk about science and geeky stuff … I absolutely love it. And I’m really enjoying being Head of Comms and doing the quarterly newsletter, which brings out my creative side."

ENGINEERING

Head of Engineering: CDR Kevin Hightower Baker

We have quite an extensive engineering department led by Hightower who, incidentally, is also responsible for the Dino Pens in the arboretum. He has a habit or taking his raptor, Jenny, for a wander around the ship so please do keep an eye out for them both.

"I am the one that fixes the things that you lot break!"

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Although we have no formal Head of R&D at the moment, this is quite a busy department. There are a number of projects underway including CAPT Tony Burr working on his Romulan Artifical Gravity Well and Emily Jane Roe who is a specialist in laser technology.

MEDICAL

Head of Medical: CAPT Ian Struthers
As a medical and scientific research vessel, we have an extensive medical team.

CADETS

Head of Cadets: CDT2 Sandy Reid
We have an number of very dedicated cadets aboard the station headed by Sandy who keeps us all enthralled with his stories and posts.

TACTICAL OPERATIONS

Head of Tactical Operations: PO3 Emma Filtness
"My name is Emma and I make a great cuppa. I am half Vulcan, half Betazoid which can cause a lot of issues as you can imagine. I recently transferred in order to embark on this new adventure. I run the Tactical department so if you ever feelthe urge, I more than welcome visitors, it can get a bit lonely in the Tactical bay."

AMBASSADOR FOR C21 (Gerry Anderson)

Richard Nicholls aka Captain Ochre
C21 is a group of Cosplayers dedicated to celebrating the life and work of Gerry Anderson covering everything from Four Feather Falls up to New Captain They aim to bring his classic characters to as many events as they can - igniting the warm memories associated with his shows. Richard, as Ambassador for C21 keeps us abreast of the events they are attending and generally promoting the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.

Some reflections from the crew ...

... on how we arrived on the Centaur, what we like about it so far, and what hopes we have for our future ...
"There are many nations of this world but at this time, I find the most wonderful nation is the imagination, there you can escape into a world and or a time of your choosing, where you can be anything and anyone you want to be, away from the world of today where nations are bitching and warring with each other. It's nice to escape to a world where such things don't exist.

I'll be honest, most of my experiences of [organisation name removed for reasons of diplomacy] were crappy, so when the Captain invited me to come aboard the Centaur I was a bit unsure, but I have spoken with Captain in the past and known her to be kind, cheery and of good heart so I decided I should give Captain, her station and her crew a shot so here I am. So far I am happy to report my experiences on the Centaur have been wonderful, and I love the company too. I hope we can all become good friends and that friendship will last the longest time, not just in our imaginary/real world on the station but in our real world off the station too."

"Holly asked in the woman's expat group is anyone else liked Star Trek and next thing you know my shuttle is docked at the station!"

"Joined the Star Trek community after a lifetime following the series on the TV. My interest is in understanding and applying the fictional Romulan Artificial Gravity Well through the abstract math of magic square constant sharing. Looking forward to making a concerted effort to complete experiments and prototype during my secondment."

"I'll do this in Rhyme,
It won't take long
But I want to feel
like I belong.

To prance about
like a ten-year-old,
To roleplay in
the stories I'm told.

To be in a place,
Where fun never ends
And to also be with
likeminded friends.

Roddenberry's dream ...
he said to explore,
I'm sure this will happen
abord the Centaur.

"There is a special bond with the right crew that we all feel when we watch Star Trek. We see it in the characters, no matter their differences ... like Spock and McCoy who are such opposites but have one of the closest bonds in all of the stories. It's nice to know we're all here for each other.  I see the creativity and goodnatured spirit of our crew and I can see it overflowing into our real world as well as the world of imagination we create. We are a beacon for creative minds, inquisitive minds, and most of all diversity and acceptance. That is what the Centaur is for me.‟

I like spaceships.

"The general ethos of this space station is fun."