Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00pm
Mysterious Galaxy and Fleet Science Center proudly present, a Conversation with Andy Weir.
With your purchase of the SIGNED Project Hail Mary + Event Viewing Ticket Bundle you will automatically be registered to view the event using the email attached to your Mysterious Galaxy account. You will receive an exclusive link to view the event from Mysterious Galaxy by 12pm on the day of the event. You must log into Crowdcast (the event platform) using the email you used to purchase the ticket.**If you are purchasing multiple copies as gifts, please include any additional emails that should be added in your order comments at checkout.
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The ticket price for this event is $33.99. This includes the price of Andy Weir's new book Project Hail Mary as well as a $5 donation fee that will go to the Fleet Science Center. Mysterious Galaxy is excited for this amazing opportunity to support the sciences and to give back to our community!
Each $5 donation helps students and families throughout our community by supporting two Fleet Science Center programs. The Fleet’s Distance Learning Hubs provide a safe environment where students in grades 1-6 can participate in their school day, get hands-on learning and meet new friends while schools continue to operate remotely. BE WiSE (Better Education for Women in Science and Engineering) engages young women (grads 7-12) in STEM learning experiences in collaboration with the region's research, industry and academic institutions and connects these girls to adult women scientists who share their knowledge, passion and experiences.
Signed Books Available
The first 400 purchases of the SIGNED Project Hail Mary + Event Viewing Ticket Bundle will receive a signed copy of Project Hail Mary and a limited edition, specially designed ‘Hail Mary’ mission patch.
Please note: signed copies of Andy Weir's backlist is not available. Limit 5 Ticket Bundles per person.
About the Author and Conversation Partner
Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.
You may remember Bobak Ferdowsi from such things as: Battlebots, Cupcake Wars, and Sharknado 3, but by day he is the Flight System engieering lead for the joint NASA-ISRO mission, an Earth-observing satellite launching in 2022 to evaluate global environmental change and hazards. His prior positions have included Europa Clipper flight system engineer, Integrated Launch and Cruise Engineer on Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity, and Science Planner on the Cassini mission. In addition he served as a Flight Director during Curiosity operations. Bobak earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001 from the University of Washington and subsequently his Master of Science in the same area from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's always wanted to explore the universe, plays shortstop in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory softball league, loves hiking, and riding his bike to work. He's passionate about making science & engineering accessible to all and spends his free time doing outreach and organizing hands-on engineering workshops.