This year, Dragon*Con’s Space & Science track split into two separate tracks, with double the number of topics and panels!
The Science track brings back the Mythbuster’s Build Team; Kari, Grant, and Tory return with more stories of MythBusting Mayhem Sat 11:30AM, Regency VI & VII, as well as programming from the skeptic community. Don’t miss the throw down: “Skeptics vs Believers.” Do you have the courage to stand up for your beliefs while others are trying to prove you wrong? Sat 5:30PM, Hanover C/D/E. (Contact (jonnyX) jonnyX (at) gmail (dot) com for more information.)
The Space track will have live astronomy viewing with a dual-scoped solar telescope Fri, Sat, & Sun noon-3PM (weather permitting), Hilton 3rd fl. in the area of the pool and tennis courts. View the Sun live with astronomer Erik Benner . . . without going blind! Contact (Erik Benner) erik (at) xyzzy (dot) net or (rain ) raindcon (at) gmail (dot) comfor more information. And we’ll have control of one of the Kitt Peak Observatory telescopes via the Internet Fri, Sat, & Sun midnight-3AM (weather in Arizona permitting), Forsythe (Hilton). Join astronomer Bill Keel and gaze at the wonderful and spectacular universe. (Contact (Bill Keel) wckeel (at) comcast (dot) net or rain for more information.)
Plus, the rocket flight simulators, with George Tyson and the Orbital Commerce Group Crew, are back! Can you fly a rocket powered plane? Going up is easy, but can you land without crashing? Fri, Sat, & Sun 9AM-3AM and Mon 9AM-4PM, Peachtree Center St by the Hyatt. (Contact (George Tyson) gtyson (at) orbitalcp (dot) com or rain for more information.)