I'm going to Space Camp!

By Phil Plait | August 30, 2012 11:00 am

I am very excited to invite everyone to a fantastic event: RocketFest, a field day at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!

Rocketfest is a celebration of Space Camp and what it does to inspire kids to explore space. It’s open to families and kids of all ages, and it’ll be on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Space Camp itself. All proceeds raised go to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation.

I’ll be giving a short talk there about space exploration, and a few geeky friends will be there too: George Hrab, Molly Lewis, Ken Plume, Joseph Scrimshaw, and Marian Call! Marian organized this whole thing because she is constructed of awesome. Also, ThinkGeek is donating prizes for it, too.

Marian has details on her blog, and you can read more about it on the Space Camp page, or the Facebook events page Marian set up.

The event will be streamed live on the web from the Space Camp page. I’ll try to tweet it and all that (but bear in mind we’re leaving straight from Dragon*Con to Hunstville, so my ability to internet may be limited – so follow Marian, Molly, and George on Twitter just to be sure).

We also have this cool retro poster:

I hope to see lots of BABloggees there, or on the live stream. You’ll love this, I promise.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Geekery, NASA

Comments (8)

  1. Jason Goertzen

    Phil, this music is great! Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Waaaaaaaait a minute … the woman in that poster is trying to drink from a drinking straw. Wouldn’t her helmet’s faceplate be in the way?

  3. Cool. My wife and I went there (mumble, mumble) years ago, before we were married.

  4. Infinite123Lifer

    “I’ve seen sedimentary rock, *that’s sedimentary rocks*”

    Damn it Mons I am an astronomer not a geologist. :)

    Great upbeat talk Phil. You have a way sir, yes you do.

  5. Craig

    The US Space and Rocket Center is in Alabama? I’m amazed an angry mob hasn’t burnt it down.

  6. Hugo

    So jealous right now…

  7. TMB

    Hey, you going to be in AL for long? Care to make it down to Tuscaloosa?

  8. Eden Keeper

    Phil, thank you so much for mentioning Rocketfest! because otherwise I would not have even known about it much less get to go by being a minion for Marian. Maybe I can return the favor by suggesting Alabama as a destination/tour for Science Getaways.

    @ Craig (tongue in cheek) In Alabama angry mobs wouldn’t waste a match on something as fake as going to the Moon especially if it took time away from watching some real professional wrestling.

    @TMB Their schedule was apparently tight this time although a possible teaser for another time might be the only meteorite to hit somebody being in Tuscaloosa, but if that doesn’t work consider coming to Rocketfest! yourself because Marian was really talking about doing it again next year, and it would be a shorter drive from Tuscaloosa than they made from Atlanta.


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