Ariel Waldman: The Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Mark your calendars: Ariel Waldman will be visiting the University of Illinois campus on March 1 to give a lecture titled, “The Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” The talk will take place in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom at 4 PM, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.


Here’s an excerpt from her official bio:

Ariel Waldman makes “massively multiplayer science”, instigating unusual collaborations that spark clever creations for science and space exploration. She is the founder of, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a 20-countries-and-growing grassroots endeavor to make things with science. She is the author of What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There (Chronicle Books, 2016). Ariel is also the co-author of a congressionally-requested National Academy of Sciences study on the future of human spaceflight. She sits on the council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a program that nurtures radical, science fiction-like ideas that could transform future space missions. In 2013, Ariel received an honor from the White House for being a Champion of Change in citizen science.

Let your friends know you’re going with the Facebook event page! In the meantime, you can learn more about Ariel on her official website.

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