SciFi Sunday at The Art of Planetary Science 2021: Space Travel

When: September 26, 2021 12:00am to 6:00am
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Join us for SciFi Sunday, Sept. 26 from 12-6 p.m. This will be the final day of the in-person gallery to be held at the Kuper Space Sciences Building.

We will host the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association for safe solar telescope viewing from 12-4 p.m.. We will feature our satellite project for young humans who submitted science fiction shorts, entitled Space Shorts. Dress up as your favorite science fiction character to help us celebrate!

Astronaut Charlie Walker will be giving a presentation about his science fiction inspirations and his journey becoming an astronaut. This special presentation will be held next door at the Flandrau Science Center Planetarium and is free and open to the public. Seating in the planetarium will commence at 5 p.m. and the presentation will start at 5:15 p.m. There will be a Q&A after his talk. We will also stream this on our Zoom webinar!

After our gallery closes at 6 p.m., you can head over to the University Marriott (880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719) for a science fiction book author signing and more outreach activities hosted by the Interstellar Research Group 7th Symposium:

Event Locations:
In-person Art Gallery

Lunar & Planetary Laboratory

Kuiper Space Science Building, University of Arizona
1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85721

Charlie Walker Invited Presentation:

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium

Next door to Kuiper Building
1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, Arizona, 85721

Interstellar research Group 7th Symposium Outreach Events:

University Marriott
880 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona, 85719

In-person Art Gallery Hours:

12-6 p.m.

  • 12 p.m.: Gallery opens, enter on south side of Kuiper building
  • 12-4 p.m.: Safe solar telescope viewing with Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association 
  • 5-6 p.m.:Invited presentation from astronaut Charlie Walker with Q&A
  • 6 p.m.: Gallery closes


Audience: All
Audience size: Very Large (501+)


Campus: Main Campus


1629 E University Blvd
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

Contact info & links



Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Allison McGraw