2014

A Voyage with Mary Roach

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April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm

Don't miss the opportunity to hear award-winning science writer Mary Roach's entertaining tales of investigating life in space and space on Earth.

@ PSU HUB-Robeson Auditorium

Book signing to follow * Free and open to the public, no registration necessary

Visitor Parking: HUB Parking Deck (next to the HUB on Shortlidge Road)

“Writing Science for the Masses” Roundtable

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April 8, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)

Join a discussion about the challenge of translating the esoteric language of science into an accessible form, as well as why cross-pollination between science and literature is crucial to the success of both fields.

Featured panelists:

Mars Viewing at Night

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April 11, 2014 - 8:30pm

Cancelled, due to weather

 Explore the night sky by telescope to see planets, stars, and deep space objects.

@ PSU's Davey Lab

For weather updates check 814.863.1234 extension 7,

www.facebook.com/PennStateAstronomy or twitter.com/PSUObservatory 

writing the (un)known

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April 5, 2014 (All day)

Sponsored by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)

This writing contest is inspired by bestselling author Mary Roach's Packing for Mars, a playful inquiry into man's exploration of our universe. By blurring the line between the known and the unknown, Packing for Mars shows outer space to be surprisingly familiar. Enter your best writing-7,500 words or less-on what you perceive to be "(un)known" in one of the following categories:

• Best Short Fiction
• Best Poetry
• Best Short Nonfiction
• Best Entry for a Writer Under 18

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