Spacefest III will be held in Tucson, Arizona, June 2-5, 2011, at the Starr Pass Resort.
Spacefest is THE event for the space enthusiast of any stripe-Astronomy;. manned exploration; robotic exploration; commercial space; space history.
The largest AZ gathering of most living pioneer Apollo astronauts, including 6 of the 12 moonwalkers; Over 40 top scientists/managers for various robotic NASA missions, and world-class astronomers. Top space artists, from Hugo to Emmy winners from TV, movies, and print will display and demonstrate their work;. Exhibitors, book signings, the world's largest space memorabilia auction, a banquet and luncheons with the celebrities, tours, and even golf are some of the events. Check the website for event schedules and prices.
The largest US auction house Heritage Auctions has chosen Spacefest as the venue for their Spring Space Memorabilia auction. Normally, they do two Space Memorabilia auctions a year, from their HQ in Dallas
HOW IT WORKS
The admittance charge entitles you to: See and meet the astronauts, who are in the autograph area (autograph fees vary); the space art show, adjacent to the autograph area; the dealers & exhibitors, and the FREE talks by top space scientists, authors, etc.
In addition there are number of events you can purchase tickets for separately, depending on availability: Two Luncheons where you can be seated with an astronaut (Fri.) or seated with our speakers and celebrities (Sat.); A BBQ banquet dinner seated with either, followed by a star party; tours; and selected lectures in the "Big Room".
Starr Pass is nestled in the mountains outside Tucson. Natural desert flora and fauna abound.
Tucson is an astronomy town (at one time, we counted over 400 world-class astronomy Ph.D's in town) and home to our show producer Novaspace.