Quarantine Book Club — Ariel Waldman: What’s It Like in Space LIVESTREAM
Join us on Zoom for a discussion with Ariel Waldman, author of What’s It Like in Space, from your own quarantined space!
Hello internet friends,
We’re trapped at home and you are also probably most likely trapped at home as well. So let’s all get together, from the comfort of our own bunkers, and talk about something else for an hour. We invite an author in to talk about their work and answer questions from you, the audience.
A bit about Ariel:
Ariel Waldman is an American NASA advisor, artist, Antarctic explorer, youtuber and author based in San Francisco. She is the global director of the Science Hack Day, for which she has been awarded grants from the Sloan Foundation. She is also part of the external council for NIAC
For those not familiar with the book, here’s a short description:
Everyone wonders what it’s really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of international astronauts—men and women who’ve actually been there—who have returned with accounts of the sometimes weird, often funny, and awe-inspiring sensations and realities of being in space. With playful artwork accompanying each, here are the real stories behind backwards dreams, “moon face,” the tricks of sleeping in zero gravity and aiming your sneeze during a spacewalk, the importance of packing hot sauce, and dozens of other cosmic quirks and amazements that come with travel in and beyond low Earth orbit.
Ticket price $5. Cheap. And the guest gets a cut. We used to do events in person that required all of us to get in a car or plane. Now the planet is better off and you can participate from wherever you are. We guarantee you’ll get more than $5 value out of it, and charging admission makes it more likely that the people who sign up plan to show up. We know these are uncertain times to say the least, so no one is turned away! Use code: ALLAREWELCOME for a free ticket if you need to.
How does it work? We use the conferencing system Zoom. After you sign up you’ll get an email with the Zoom access code. You don’t have to join with video, but it’s nice to see faces.
Will it be recorded? Nope! These are spontaneous live discussions. So, it’s better that way and we want participants to be able to ask questions freely without worrying about being saved and distributed.
What if it totally sucks? You’ll get your $5 back and we’ll all have learned something.Buy tickets/get more info now