Tucson Festival of Books

Looking Beyond the Stars

Award-winning space scientists Aomawa Shields and Dante Lauretta sit down with Science Dean Carmala Garzione and share the stories that shaped them to do the extraordinary.

Dante Lauretta

Dante S. Lauretta is a Regents Professor in the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona....

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Aomawa Shields

Aomawa Shields is an astronomer, an astrobiologist, the Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine and a classically-trained actor....

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The Asteroid Hunter
A Scientist's Journey to the Dawn of Our Solar System
Dante Lauretta
Science / Medicine / Technology
Grand Central Publishing
March 2024
ISBN 9781538722947
336 pages

Life on Other Planets
A Memoir of Finding My Place in the Universe
Aomawa Shields
Science / Medicine / Technology
Penguin Publishing Group
June 2023
ISBN 9780593299180
288 pages
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