An interesting development happened once I got back from Europe. Apparently, there are people on the island that are very interested in astronomy, people who were surprised to learn that I also lived here. They are the Nanaimo Astronomy Society, a group of amateur astronomers and stargazers located in the town of Nanaimo – which is in the central Vancouver Island area, about a two hours drive from where I live.
As they explained to me, they have been following my writing at Universe Today for awhile, but didn’t realize I lived locally. Once they realized that, they asked if I would be willing to speak at their upcoming meeting. Needless to say I was flattered, especially when you consider that most of the UT team lives on Vancouver Island. I could only assume they didn’t know about the others. I mean, when you’re a chapter of the Beatles Fan Club, and the band lives in the same region, you don’t exactly invite Ringo to come talk, right?
Anyway, the topic will be “Colonizing Mars”, which will address all the current plans by federal space agencies, private corporations, and crowdfunded organizations to explore, settle and transform the Red Planet. Naturally, I want to throw in a bit about terraforming, since that’s kind of my thing these days!
7 thoughts on “Speaking Engagement: Nanaimo Astronomy Society, September 22nd”
Dude, that’s awesome! I hope it goes well for you.
Why thank you! Me too, wish you could attend
Yeah, but airfare and whatnot’s a bitch. How’s life?
Not bad, not bad at all. Almost finished the novel, working away, enjoying summer. You?
Busy with a new job, editing a novel. Picked up a narrator for an audio book, and released a novel recently. Speaking of which, did you get the manuscript for VR that I sent you?
I did indeed. Just need to find the time to read it. Looking forward to it too 🙂
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!