On Saturday, December 1, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., three Chicago authors will be talking with astronomers at the Adler Planetarium about our inspiration from the stars. I’m one of the authors.
I’ll be discussing life on other planets and how huge the universe is with Mark SubbaRao, president-elect of the International Planetarium Society and director of Adler’s Space Visualization Program. Asteroid 170009 Subbarao is named after him for his work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Astronomer Mark Hammergren will talk with Michael Moreci, author of the science fiction novel Black Star Renegades.
Astronomer Maria Weber will talk with Lori Rader-Day, author of the murder mystery Under a Dark Sky.
Admission to the book club talk is free with general admission, and if you’re an Illinois resident, you get free admission to the entire planetarium on Saturday
with a valid Illinois ID as part of Illinois Resident Discount Day.
Books will be available for purchase, and we’ll be signing books and chatting with the audience after the talk. You can get full information about the event and books here
Science informs fiction! Come find out how.
— Sue Burke