Phoenix chapter president Michael Mackowski will be presenter at the Chandler Science Cafe, next Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7pm, at Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225.
The Science Café celebrates the new book, Adventures in Space Advocacy, a memoir by Michael Mackowski that tells the story of his involvement in grass roots advocacy for a more robust American space program.
Mike at a 1992 outreach event in St. Louis
Mike is an aerospace engineer and a longtime member of the National Space Society (NSS), the Planetary Society, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has worked to establish collaborative efforts among the local NSS, AIAA, etc. chapters on activities such as Yuri’s Night and SpaceUp Phoenix. He has received several awards from AIAA for public policy and STEM outreach activities.
“I hope is that historians of the space movement will find this to be an interesting first-hand account of grass-roots efforts to promote space exploration to the public,” Mackowski said. “Similarly, current space activists can learn from these examples of how to execute large pro-space events.”
The book is now available via Amazon in print and digital and will be available at science cafe: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WDMVWDW
Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science Cafe, first Wednesday of the month, 7pm, at Gangplank Chandler is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival and Gangplank Labs Initiative.