Olivia Koski & Jana Grcevich - Vacation Guide to the Solar System (Corte Madera)

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

Co-Sponsored by Mt. Tam Astronomy

Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms.  For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.

With four-color illustrations and packed with real-world science, The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Written by an astronomer who presents at the Hayden Planetarium and one of the creators of the Guerilla Science collective, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the "What if" of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!

Olivia Koski is Head of Operations at Guerilla Science. She was previously a senior producer at the Atavist Magazine, where she produced 30 interactive journalism stories, five of which were nominated for a National Magazine Award and one an Emmy. She has a master's in journalism from NYU and her writing has appeared in Wired, Popular Mechanics, and Scientific American.

Jana Grcevich, PHD, has worked as an astronomer and science educator at the American Museum of Natural History and hosts shows at the Hayden Planetarium. She received her undergraduate degrees in astronomy, physics, and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate in astronomy at Columbia University. She teaches astronomy to future high school Earth Science teachers as a part of the Master of Arts in Teaching program at AMNH.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler! Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143129776
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Books - June 6th, 2017

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system