A couple of opportunities have recently come my way, both involving travel:
A long-planned family trip to Ohio is now going to include a book signing—on July 4th, in Sandusky, Ohio. We’re going to be there visiting relatives and taking a young niece and nephew to the great Cedar Point amusement park. The book signing is a new addition to the plans, and will take place at the Kalahari Resort, which apparently boasts one of the country’s largest indoor water parks. So if you’re going to be near Sandusky on July 4th, stop by!
Less than two weeks later, I’m scheduled to wing my way to Laramie, Wyoming, to attend the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop—a NASA-sponsored, week-long program intended to give some intensive astronomy experience to a selection of writers. Here’s part of the mission statement of the workshop: “Our primary goal is to teach writers of all types about modern science, specifically astronomy, and in turn reach their audiences. We hope to both educate the public and reach the next generation of scientists.” It’s funded by NASA as a part of their education and outreach program. Cool! (I’ll be reporting on that in due course.)
And, of course, I leave in just a couple of days now for Breadloaf, Vermont. (More on that below.)