Sunday, March 02, 2008

Educational Opportunity for F&SF authors

Via Mike Brotherton

Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers now Accepting Applications for 2008

Launch Pad is now accepting applications for our summer 2008 workshop, July 30-August 5 (immediately preceding Denver Worldcon).

Launch Pad is a free, NASA-funded workshop for established writers of all types held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a "crash course" for about twelve attendees in modern astronomy through workshops, lectures, and observation through Wyoming's two large telescopes. Our goal is to increase the quantity and quality of astronomy reaching the public through the work of participants. We expect to be able to cover lodging and most travel requests for successful applicants.

This year's guest instructor is writer and amateur astronomer Jerry Oltion. Other lecturers include University of Wyoming astronomy professor Michael S. Brotherton, PhD and education specialist Jim Verley.

Applications are now open for 2008's workshop, and will be accepted until March 31st, 2008. Attendees will be notified as soon as possible and no later than April 15th. Women and minorities historically underrepresented in the physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply please visit

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