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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Nancy E. Atkinson


Nancy Atkinson is the editor and writer for Universe Today, a popular space and astronomy news site. She is author of the book "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos," an inside look at NASA's robotic space missions. Nancy has written thousands of articles, writing daily since 2004 about the latest news regarding space. She was the editor for Space Lifestyle Magazine and also had articles published on Wired.com, Space.com, NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine, Space Times Magazine, and in several newspapers in the Midwest. She has been involved with several space-related podcasts, including Astronomy Cast, 365 Days of Astronomy and was the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and she lives in Minnesota.

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Scheduled events:
Incredible Stories from Space
Nancy Atkinson and Kristin Block share compelling personal insights from NASA space missions, taking you behind the scenes of the unmanned missions that are transforming our understanding of the solar system and beyond.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 155)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nancy Atkinson, Kristin Block
Moderator: Chris Impey
Women Writing about Women in Science
Julian Guthrie, Nathalia Holt and Kristin Block, along with science operations engineer Block, share their experiences as women writing about other women in the sciences, their influences and challenges.

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 155)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Science / Medicine / Technology
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kristin Block, Julian Guthrie, Nathalia Holt
Moderator: Nancy Atkinson

Book:
Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos
Science / Medicine / Technology
Page Street Publishing/St. Martin
December 2016
ISBN 9781624143175
Paperback, 192 pages
$19.99, INSTOCK
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