Your Ticket to the Universe

A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos, by Megan Watzke & Kimberly Arcand


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Upcoming/Recent Events

Jul 11, 2014, Book signing at Symposium Books Providence, 6pm with Kim

Aug 9, 2014, RI Author Meet & Greet, Warwick Public LIbrary, 10-3pm with Kim

2014, Visualizing the Universe lecture, Brown University Visualization lab, with Kim.

2014, How to Color the Universe talk/signing, South Shore Astro. Society, Norwell, MA, with Kim.

Featured Event

June 1, 2013, 6:30pm Eastern

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Family day book event, lecture, Q&A, book signing with Megan & Kim 6:00-9pm

Watch the archived talk and Q&A.


Past Events:

TV & Video

March 28 2013, 9:15am Kim Arcand on The Rhode Show on WPRI. See video archive

May 9, 2013, 8pm The Cosmic Ray Show with Ray Sanders, Video Interview with Megan & Kim.  Video archive

Radio shows

April 2 2013, 8:15am EST WTKF Coastal Daybreak with host Ben Ball

April 8 2013, 9am EST KYW News Radio with host John Ostapkovich

April 8 2013, 9:30am EST Tron in the Morning

April 9 2013, 11:30am EST Stu Taylor on Business with host Stu Taylor

April 9 2013, 8:00pm EST Blog Talk Radio with host Scott Cluthe

April 10 2013, 9:30am EST KFRU with host David Lile

April 10 2013, 3pm EST Groks Science Show with host Charles Lee

April 12 2013, 9:45am EST KMA Land

April 15 2013, 9:00am EST WSYR with host Jim Donovan

April 15 2013, 9:40am EST KORN Mornings

April 15 2013, 12:30pm EST KRLD Newsradio 1080 with host Mitch Carr

May 4, 2013, 6pm EST Science Fantastic with Dr. Michio Kaku (Sirius/radio). Will be archived on iTunes

May 20, 2013 5pm EST The Space Show with Dr. David M. Livingston. Archived as podcast.

May 22, 2013 Groks Science Radio Show with Charles Lee. Archived.

Jun 17, 2013, 9am EST WOCM Ocean City Maryland with host Bulldog

Jun 18, 2013, 2:30pm EST, America's Radio News Network with hosts Andrew & Rachel

Jun 25, 2013, 10am EST, KQRS

Jun 26, 2013, 8:40am EST, Lanigan and Malone Morning Show

Jun 26, 2013, 2pm EST, Think Rich Radio (archive)

Talks & Signings

March 1, 2013, 7pm EST “How to Color the Universe” with Kim at RI Skyscrapers, Scituate, RI

April 24, 2013, 6pm EST Barnes & Noble, Smithfield RI, Local Author Night with Kim (photo)

April 25, 2013, 7pm Pacific Third Place Books Ravenna, Seattle, WA Lecture & book signing with Megan

May 5, 2013, 7:30pm Pacific Powell's Books, Portland, OR Lecture & book signing with Megan

May 9, 2013, 6:30pm EST Chapel Grille, Cranston, RI book signing with Kim (photos from RI Local Magazine)

May 18, 2013 11-1pm EST Greenville RI Public Library talk & book signing with Kim (photos)

June 1, 2013, 6:30pm EST Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Family day event, lecture, Q&A,

    signing with Megan & Kim Watch the archived talk and Q&A.

July 14, 2013, 3pm Pacific, Book talk & signing with Megan at The Elliot Bay Book Company

July 27, 2013, 12-2pm, Book Signing with Kim at Frosty Drew Observatory’s 3rd annual Sea Star Marketplace (photo)

Sep 28, 2013, 11-12 noon, Book talk, signing & art show with Kim at North Scituate RI public library (photo)

Oct 5, 2013, 12:30, Book signing with Kim at AstroAssembly 2013, Seagrave Observatory, N. Scituate, RI

Oct 23, 2013, 2pm, “How to Color the Universe” Science & Tech with Kim at Bryant University, Smithfield RI.

Nov 16, 2013 10-3, RI Author Expo with Kim in Kingstown, RI (photos)

Feb 22, 2014, Smithsonian Stars Lecture, National Air & Space Museum with Megan.

Apr 3, 2014, Coloring the Universe/STEM Career talk, Scituate, RI middle school, with Kim (photo).

Jun 7, 2014, Scituate RI Public Library/Farmer’s Market Book signing, with Kim (photo)

Jun 22, 2014, Book signing at CURIOSITY AND MISCHIEF bookstore, Narragansett, RI, with Kim (photo).

Interviews & Other Related Media

March 12 2013, RI’s NASA Astronomer + Author Kim Arcand Talks To GoLocal

April 3 2013, Author Unlocks the Heavens in Ticket to the Universe, Observer & Valley Breeze

April 6 2013, Star Struck, Coup Boston

April 15 2013, Putting the stars within reach, Harvard Gazette

June 16 2013, Smithfield resident Kimberly Arcand cowrites ‘Your Ticket to the Universe”, Providence Journal

Mar 5 2014, Women in Science, Interview with Kimberly Kowal Arcand, Lady Paragons

April 10 2014, Meet Kim Arcand, ARIA's Only NASA Member!, The Overlords Blog

May 13, 2014, Big Data that is Out of this World (video), HP Discover Performance

May 14, 2014 Chandra & Scicomm on the Learning Spaces Google Hangout (video; audio podcast)

Articles & Blogs by the authors

April 9 2013, Pink Planets and Green Galaxies: Coloring the Universe, Huffington Post

May 28 2013, Look Up! Venus, Jupiter and Mercury Conjoin this Evening, Smithsonian Magazine online

July 16 2013, A Star (Gazer) Is Born: Your Guide to Exploring The Night Sky, Disney’s Spoonful

October 11 2013, Preserving Our Skies -- And Our Future, Huffington Post

Nov 1 2013, Top Ten Earth Selfies, Huffington Post

Jan 7 2014, I Spy: A Horse's Head? , Huffington Post

May 29, 2014 Visualizing the X-ray Universe: Stories About Science, Wired’s Innovation & Insights

For more coverage, reviews, and blogs please see our media page.


Where can you buy the book?

Your Ticket to the Universe was published by Smithsonian Books (2013).  Visit Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound to order.


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