Come to Space Fest IV!

By Phil Plait | April 25, 2012 6:30 am

Like space? Like astronomy? Wanna meet some astronauts, astronomers, space artists, and hang out with like-minded space enthusiasts?

Then you want to come to Space Fest IV, a convention for people with their feet on the ground but their heads in the clouds.

SpaceFest IV will be from May 30 to June 2, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. The speakers there are top-notch, including my friends Andy Chaikin, Dan Durda, Emily Lakdawalla, and Seth Shostak. Also in attendance will be a slew of astronauts, including quite a few who walked on the Moon! It’s also a gathering of fantastic space artists, and the art on display is always pretty amazing.

I went to the first and second SpaceFests and had a great time, and that’s why I’ll be back at SpaceFest IV! I’m speaking at 09:00 Saturday morning, and generally hanging out and soaking up the awesome. Admission for all three days starts at $105, and there are lots of special packages.

I hope to see y’all there!


Related Posts:

- SpaceFest Report 1
- SpaceFest Report 2
- SpaceFest Report 3

CATEGORIZED UNDER: About this blog, Space

Comments (7)

  1. Jennifer

    Just moved back to Tucson. Just in time, it seems!

  2. RobT

    Damn, I will be in that area 3 weeks before; I would have liked to have gone. I know it’s a lot of work but if you could have them reschedule this for the first week of May, that would be great. :-)

  3. An absolute bargain compared to some other conventions. Sadly I will be in Washington DC those days. :(

  4. I would be sad too if I had to in Washington DC.

  5. Todd

    The main conference dates are June 1-3, with setup & special tours on May 30-31. You might want to update your posting. Hope to see you there!

  6. Jim Ortner

    I’ll miss your talk on Saturday. I can only go one day this year and that’s Friday. Leaving on a family vacation on Saturday.

    I was bummed that you weren’t there last year!

    Jim

  7. Your blog is AWESOME. We at the Rubber Chicken Society (www.rubberchickensociety.wordpress.com) are currently engaged in a space race against 8 year olds:http://rubberchickensociety.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/the-rcs-enters-the-space-race/. We’ve asked our Engineering Department to build us a rocket, but they are currently in full-on revolt. We’ve also asked NASA to help us: http://rubberchickensociety.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/wherein-i-write-an-open-letter-to-nasa/, but I couldn’t find any good email addresses for them, so I only sent the above letter to “hq,” whatever that is. Maybe we should have been asking YOU GUYS for help. You seem cooler anyhow. Let me know if you’re interested in participating in some rocketry. Thanks!

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