Events

Launch Pad Lecture: The Dean of Science Fiction

July 7, 2017
9:00 AM
3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310

Venue:
New Mexico Museum of Space History
Admission:
Free
Website:
www.nmspacemuseum.org
Contact Name:
Cathy Harper
Contact E-mail Address:
cathy.harper@state.nm.us
Contact Phone Number:
575-437-2840 ext. 41153

Did you know that the man known as a “Dean of Science Fiction” actually hailed from the small town of Portales, New Mexico? Jack Williamson was a prolific science fiction author, teacher, and traveler – whether aboard a boat, plane, or train boxcar. Remember the pulp magazine Amazing Stories? In 1928, when Williamson was only 20, he sold his first story to the magazine and went on to become one of the most popular science fiction authors of the early 20th century.

The Launch Pad Lecture is free to the public and is held on the Museum’s first floor on the first Friday of each month. Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on August 4, 2017 and the topic will be Total Solar Eclipse: What You Need to Know with Museum Education Director Dave Dooling.


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