Most astronauts will pose or take a photo with you, even chat, if it's not busy. Some request a purchase first; be sure to ask. Late in the day is best, Saturdays, worst.
THURSDAY, May 23rd, 5:30 PM is our VIP Reception/Art Premiere for astronauts, artists, speakers, staff, and our UNIVERSAL & GALACTIC TICKET HOLDERS. Carter Emmart of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC will give a reprise of his TED presentation, "The Digital Universe." Data from JPL is streamed over the internet for real-time flyovers of Earth, Moon, Mars, etc.
FRIDAY, May 24th, the "conventional" convention begins, with doors to the Exhibit hall (AZ ballroom) open at 8:30 AM, for Universal package holders; 9AM for others. Talks begin at 8:30 AM also in the Tucson ballroom, next door. The Astronaut's Luncheon starts at 11:30 with a Italian food buffet. We'll have talks and panels running into the evening.
UNIVERSAL TICKET HOLDERS will be invited to eat with their chosen astronaut, depending on when purchased and astronaut availability. 5PM-8PM Our Friday Evening lectures featuring Carolyn Porco and Brian Cox will take place in the Tucson Ballroom ($55.)
SATURDAY, May 25th, Same as above, except the luncheon will be for Speakers,(and PREPAID fans.) That evening, We will have the banquet, with keynote speaker, Deep Space Industries' President Rick Tumlinson. Following the banquet will be the star party outside on the lawn. Prior to the banquet will be a cocktail party, and a group shot of the Astronauts.
SUNDAY, May 26th, Sunday Breakfast, Tucson Ballroom, 7:30 AM, Panels begin at 9AM, dealers and art show open 9-5.
MONDAY, May 27th Free talks, . vendors and art show open until early afternoon.
For a more detailed TIMELINE , see "schedule" button.