Memorial Day Weekend
May 24-27, 2013



JW Marriott Starr Pass -- Tucson, Arizona

SPEAKERS

Spacefest V features a stellar line up of scientists and authors including Professor Brian Cox,TV star, Cassini-Saturn imaging leader Dr. Carolyn Porco, and Rick Tumlinson, banquet keynote speaker.

For speaker bio, click on underlined name.

Prof. Brian Cox

Author, Lecturer, Physicist, Rocker
Space Evangelist

LARGE HADRON COLLIDER

Dr. Carolyn Porco

Cassini-Saturn imaging
TEAM LEADER

Public speaker, Award-winning scientist,
'Contact' and 'Star Trek' movie consultant
CICLOPS.ORG

Andrew Chaikin

Author, Lecturer
space historian

GOLDEN SPIKE CO.

Dr. Dan Durda

Planetary Scientist, SWRI Boulder,CO
Private Astronaut Candidate
B612 Foundation

Rick Tumlinson

Newspace Pioneer

BANQUET KEYNOTE

DEEP SPACE INDUSTRIES
Asteroid Mining Co.

Sy Liebergot

Mission Control icon, Author, Speaker

EECOM, Apollo Mission Control

Dr. Jani Radebaugh

Planetary Scientist
Brigham Young University

Colin Burgess

Editor, Author
OUTWARD ODYSSEY series

Francis French

Author, "Falling to Earth" (Al Worden bio)
Outward Odyssey author

Jay Gallentine

Author, "Ambassadors from Earth"
Outward Odyssey series

Dr. Rosaly Lopes

Planetary Scientist,Volcanologist JPL

Michael Carroll

Artist
Author, Lecturer

Leonard David

Journalist/Author
space.com

Dr. Carter Emmart

Director of Visualization
American Mus. of Natural History
Hayden Planetarium, NYC

Dr. Britney Schmidt

Planetary Scientist
University of Texas

Adam Block

Astrophotographer
Arizona Sky Center

Geoff Notkin

Meteorite Man
METEORITE MEN TV SERIES

DEEP SPACE INDUSTRIES

Dr. Alfred McEwen

HiRise Camera P.I.
Mars Reconaissance Orbiter

Peter Smith

Designer, spaecraft cameras (Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, MRO LRO, Curiosity)
Principal Investigator, Phoenix-Mars lander

Robert Brand

Space activist, Entrepreneur

Nick Howes

Space activist, Comet Hunter, astronomer

Emily Lackdawalla

Science & Technology
The Planetary Society

Michael Cassutt

Author, biographer

Dr Sky (Steve Kates)

Broadcast Personality

Kim Stanley
Robinson

Top Science Fiction Author

Dr. Marc Rayman

Chief Engineer
DAWN asteroid mission
DEEP SPACE INDUSTRIES

Dr. William Hubbard

Planetary Scientist, LPL
JUNO Jupiter mission

Dr. Nick Gautier

Project Scientist
KEPLER mission

Dr. Leslie Young

NEW HORIZONS mission to Pluto

Jim Scotti

SPACEWATCH project, Kitt Peak

Dr. Richard Cook

Project Manager
MARS SCIENCE LAB (Curiosity)

Dr. Phil Plait

Blogger, skeptic, science evangelist
BAD ASTRONOMY

Dr. Mike Joner

Astronomy researcher, professor, astrophotographer
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

Chris Lewicki

President and chief engineer
PLANETARY RESOURCES
Asteroid Mining Co.

MORE TO COME


We have some panel discussions on Sunday, May 26. Consult the schedule for times.