The fall is racing along, and soon it’ll be winter. With comets, astroimaging, big telescope projects, special digital products we’re developing at Astronomy, and all manner of other things, time seems to be flying.
And so it is that a big event in Arizona is sneaking up quickly!
Next week, a huge astronomy event will take place in Tucson, and I hope to see some of you there. Organizer Warren Keller reports about the first ever Southwest Astrophotography Seminar (SWAP), which will take place November 14–15, 2013, at the Tucson City Center Inn Suites Hotel. This event will bring together some of the world’s greatest astroimagers for an intense round of talks and presentations and will feature Adam Block, Craig Stark, Don Goldman, Wolfgang Promper, Warren Keller, Robert Reeves, Stephen Ramsden, and many others.
If you are an astroimager, you will not want to miss this event!
Please see this site for more information.
And then, on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th, the second Arizona Science and Astronomy Expo (ASAE) will follow, held at the Tucson Convention Center at 260 South Church Street.
Dozens of vendors will be set up, showing off their telescopes, cameras, binoculars, books, and accessories for this great western show, and I’ll be delighted to be in attendance along with Astronomy’s advertising guru Jeff Felbab. Please stop by and say hello to us at the Astronomy booth. On Saturday, ASAE is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Featured talks at ASAE will include those from astronaut Story Musgrave, the Planetary Society’s Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla on the golden age of planetary exploration, and author Timothy Ferris on the state of the universe. A science discussion panel on Saturday will tackle a variety of topics and will include Lakdawalla, Goff Notkin, Phil Plait, Carin Bondar, Amy Shira Teitel, Michael Belfori, and Lauren B. Worley.
A comet discussion panel on Sunday will describe current activities with Comet ISON and many related subjects and will include David Levy, Jim Scotti, Dave Eicher, and Steve Larson.
Moreover, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, following the comet panel discussion, I’ll be pleased to be doing a book signing for my new title COMETS! Visitors from Deep Space, just published by Cambridge University Press.
I look forward to seeing you there! Don’t miss the second ASAE, which is sure to be a big hit!
For more information, see this site.