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Cosmic Musings Lecture and Book Signing - The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide
April 16th, 2018 7:30pm
A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
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Cosmic Musings lecture series presented by United Airlines.

 

 

Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? Well then, why not? Come with noted astronomer, planetary scientist, and interplanetary travel guide Professor Jim Bell on a tour of what the solar system has to offer as of 2218. Hiking, sightseeing, photography, musical performances, fine dining, extreme sports, even Citizen Science research opportunities abound across our solar system, from Mercury through the gas giants and moons of the outer planets, and even beyond. How should you dress? What should you bring? What kinds of adventures can you expect? Let's find out!

 

DR. JIM BELL is a professor in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration in Tempe, Arizona, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. As president of The Planetary Society, he is an active and prolific public commentator on science and space exploration, earning the 2011 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society. Jim has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NBC’s Today Show and PBS’s NewsHour, as well as programs on the Discovery, National Geographic, and History networks. Author of four illustrated trade books, he has been involved in such NASA robotic exploration missions as the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR), Mars Pathfinder, the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The main belt asteroid 8146 Jimbell is named in his honor. Photo courtesy of Keck Institute for Space Studies.

 

The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey Through the Cosmos
Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? This visually spectacular book brings you closer to an interplanetary voyage than ever before! BOOK IMAGE CREDIT: STERLING

 

Check-in and the Café at the End of the Universe open at 6:00 p.m. The Observatory will be closed to the general public, and the only area/exhibits inside the building open to ticketed guests is in the immediate vicinity of the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The Stellar Emporium will be open and selling books for the book signing both before and after the presentation. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. The book signing begins after the presentation, around 9:00 p.m., adjacent to The Stellar Emporium.

 

FOTO MEMBERS: $10 / NON-MEMBERS: $25
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Reservations are required to access event parking and enter Griffith Observatory. In the case of sold-out shows, ticket sales will close. The event wait list may be joined by emailing MMeehan@FOTO.org, including the number of seats requested and a full name for the reservation. Wait list tickets are sold at the door, cash (exact change) only. Non-wait list tickets not picked up by 7:40 p.m. will be made available to wait-listed guests. No refunds are available. All registration closes April 16, 4:00 p.m.

If your membership has lapsed or you would like to become a FOTO member, renew or join easily on-line at www.FOTO.org. For event or membership questions, please send an email to Marc at MMeehan@FOTO.org or call 213.473.0879.

 

 

JPL Visions of the Future Posters (pictured above)

A creative team of visual strategists at JPL, known as "The Studio," created the poster series, which is titled "Visions of the Future." Nine artists, designers, and illustrators were involved in designing the posters, which are the result of many brainstorming sessions with JPL scientists, engineers, and expert communicators. Each poster went through a number of concepts and revisions, and each was made better with feedback from the JPL experts.

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