Spacefest: Astronauts, Artists, and Astronomers Assemble in Arizona

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May 21 2013 2:00 PM

Spacefest: Astronauts, Artists, and Astronomers Assemble in Arizona

Spacefest V
Spacefest V: May 24 - 27, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

Illustration by Spacefest

This weekend I’ll be in Tucson, Ariz., for Spacefest V, a fantastic convention featuring scientists, astronauts, and space artists. This will be the fourth time I’ll have attended, and it’s been great every time. If you’re a space enthusiast and in the area, you really should come.

Speakers include Carolyn Porco, Brian Cox, Emily Lakdawalla, Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin, and a whole lot more. Even me! A lot of Apollo astronauts will be there, as well as other space travelers and scientists.

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Sorry about the short notice here, but if you can, please come. I always wind up leaving more energized and excited about space than when I arrived. What more can a science evangelizer ask for?

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!