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Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA. February 15, 2020



Past Public Appearances, Panels, and Talks

Wisconsin Science Festival, Madison, WI. October 19, 2019.

CBC Radio Panel Discussion, Toronto, Canada. June 11, 2019
University of Missouri Saturday Science Talk, The Misnamed "Mercury 13." April 6, 2019
St. Louis Science Centre Staff Talk, The Misnamed "Mercury 13." April 5, 2019
Keynote Presentation, Microsoft All-Hands meeting. October 2, 2018.
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," Penrith, Australia, July 18, 2018
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," Penrith, Australia, July 17, 2018 
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," MacArthur Astronomical Society, Campbelltown, Australia, July 16, 2018
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," Central West Astronomical Society, Parkes, Australia, July 15, 2018
"Death of the DynaSoar," Central West Astronomical Society, Parkes, Australia, July 14, 2018  
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," Star Stuff II, Byron Bay, Australia, July 5, 2018
Host, Time Magazine online coverage of the total solar eclipse - August 21, 2017.
Time Eddy III, Wichita, KS - October 2017 
Host for TIME Magazine's online Eclipse coverage, August 21, 2017.
Panelist, "Women in the Geek Industry." Denver Comic Con, Denver, CO. July 1, 2017.
Panelist, "Space History Panel," Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ. June 8, 2017
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Didn't Fly," Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ. June 8, 2017
Four book signings at Spacefest VIII, Tucson, AZ. June 8, 2017
Moderator, Space Pioneers Panel. ISDC Conference, St. Louis, MO. May 27, 2017.
Conversation with Jeffrey Kluger on his new book, "Apollo 8." Buena Vista Branch Library, Burbank. May 24, 2017
"The Mercury 13: Women Astronauts who Never Flew," TEDx, University of Rochester, New York. April 22, 2017
"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Spacefest, History of Flight Museum, Seattle, Washington. November 5, 2016
"Death of the Dyna-Soar, "Dent: Space, San Francisco, CA, September 22, 2016.
"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Science in the Pub at The Governor, Adelaide. August 24, 2016. 
Presenter, Living Science at the Market, Melbourne. August 21, 2016.
Presenter, Market of the Mind, Melbourne. August 19, 2016.
"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Science Festival, Sydney, August 18, 2016. 
"Death of the Dyna-Soar," CSIRO Discovery, Canberra, August 16, 2016.
Panelist, "Science Behind the Martian." Canberra, August 15, 2016.
"Death of the Dyna-Soar," Tastrofest, Ulverston. August 13, 2016.
"Death of the Dyna-Soar, "Festival of Bright Ideas, Hobart. August 12-13, 2016. 
Panelist, "Would I Lie to You?" CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016
Panelist, "One-on-One with Amy Shira Teitel." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016
Panelist, "Humans vs. Robots in Space Exploration." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016
Panelist, "The Mercury 13." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016
Panelist, "NASA's JPL and the Martian." CONvergence, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2016
Panelist, "Writing for Online Video." VidCon VI, Anaheim, CA, June 23, 2016
Moderator, "Space History" panel. Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, June 12, 2016
Moderator, "Women in Science" panel. Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, June 12, 2016
"Life and Death of the Dyna-Soar." Spacefest, Tucson, AZ, June 11, 2016
"Life and Death of the Dyna-Soar." Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, May 4, 2016
"Life and Death of the Dyna-Soar." LA Centre for Inquiry, Los Angeles, CA, April 20, 2016
"How NASA Fumbled to the Moon." Santa Ana College High School, Santa Ana, CA, December 4, 2015 
Session leader, Online Video and Vlogging. #SciCommCamp, Malibu, CA, November 14, 2015
"Seeing the Farside of the Moon." DNews Live, San Francisco, CA, October 22, 2015
"Writing Science Online." Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, October 2015
"Eugen Sänger’s Antipodal Bomber and Dyna-Soar." NASA Goddard Spaceflight Centre, Greenbelt, MD, May 18, 2015.
Moderator, “Why Do We Need the SLS?” panel. Spacefest, Pasadena, CA, May 11, 2014
Panelist, Outward Odyssey Authors. Spacefest, Pasadena, CA. May 10, 2014
Panelist, “Writing Science for the Public,” Penn State University, State College PA. May 8, 2014
“How Apollo Got Its Shape.” NC Science Festival, Charlotte, NC. May 2, 2014.
Panelist, Online Science Communicators. Arizona Space and Astronomy Expo, Tuscon, AZ. November 9, 2013
“The Trials and Triumphs of Landing on Other Worlds.” Arunah Hill Days, Cummington, MA. September 1, 2012. 
“Why Did Apollo Splash Down?” Knoxville Observers via Google+, July 17, 2012. 
Google+ Mars Curiosity Landing Hangout. Live from JPL, Pasadena, CA. August 5-6, 2012.
Google+ Venus Transit Hangout. Toronto, Canada. June 5, 2012.