I got notice that I've been accepted into the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop! It's a one-week "NASA-funded workshop for established writers held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a 'crash course' for twelve attendees in modern astronomy science through workshops, guest lectures, and observation through the University of Wyoming's two large telescopes."
It's in mid-July, and in addition to NASA covering my room and meals (and tuition), they're also giving me a travel stipend to cover my roundtrip flight! I'm verily jazzed, although also somewhat anxious. I don't travel well alone, tending to get lost and thereby flustered. May there be many large signs to point my way.
teflaime is a Wyoming native, and he's informed me that I should bring cold weather clothes and also that the air is thin, so I should take it easy. Both sage pieces of advice that I will be most diligent about adhering to. Although I don't think there'll be that many opportunities to exert myself. I anticipate much sitting, listening, and looking up.
I'm taking my camera and laptop, of course. Hope I'll have WiFi access . . .
I checked the Mobicon website and saw that they've got their panel schedule up. I'm slotted to do three panels, all on Saturday:
I did, however, lose my Club 100 place. Sigh.
Club 100 for Writers: 2
Awww! I'd go with you, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be much help--I'm the same way! (And I'm hoping to go to Peru this summer. Hah! :hysterical laughter fades into the background:)
Seriously, I wish you the best of luck and loads of fun at Launch Pad--it sounds so utterly cool and awesome!