What’s it really like to be in space? What’s the future of space exploration for NASA? Pierce County residents can get these questions and more answered by listening to former five-time astronaut Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar as she talks about the importance of space exploration and science education in a presentation Thursday, Oct. 21, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.
Dunbar will be available for more intimate conversations at an advance reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for ticket holders, and she will provide a one-hour presentation from 7 to 8 p.m. for a larger audience.
“The Pierce College Foundation is thrilled to bring Dr. Dunbar to campus for a community presentation,” said Suzy Ames, vice president of advancement and executive director of the Pierce College Foundation. “The future of space exploration couldn’t be a more timely topic with the events happening nationally and the opening of the college’s new Rainier Science and Math Building.”
Dunbar is executive director of Wings Over Washington, an arm of the Museum of Flight in Seattle, and is currently finding ways to bring a space shuttle to Seattle to be permanently housed at the museum.
“I am looking forward to my presentation at Pierce College,” Dunbar said. “I plan an evening filled with informative, entertaining dialogue about human space exploration and the future before us.”
Tickets to the advance reception and presentation are $25. Tickets to the presentation only are $10. Seats are limited. For tickets, contact the Pierce College Foundation at (253) 864.3260.