When:
June 11, 2022 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2022-06-11T11:00:00-05:00
2022-06-11T12:00:00-05:00

Ask a Spaceman! with Paul M. Sutter. How to Die in Space: a choose-your-own adventures show that you probably won't survive. Saturday, June 11, 11am, on Zoom and livestreamed at Laura's Library

Join us at Laura’s Library to watch this livestreamed event, or click here to join on Zoom, Saturday, June 11th at 11am.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact questions@westbanklibrary.com if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.


Ask a Spaceman! presents…

“How to Die in Space: A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Show that you Probably Won’t Survive”

So you’ve fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself, huh? You want to witness the birth of a star, or visit the black hole at the center of our galaxy? You want to know if there are aliens out there, or how to travel through a wormhole? You want the wonders of the universe revealed before your very eyes?

Well stop, because all that will probably kill you.

From mundane comets in our solar backyard to exotic remnants of the Big Bang, from dying stars to young galaxies, the universe may be beautiful, but it’s treacherous. In this one-of-a-kind show, you get to choose your path through  the universe…and hopefully make it back home!

Paul M.Sutter is a research professor in astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Computational Science at Stony Brook University and the Flatiron Institute in New York City. He is also known around the world as the host of How the Universe Works on Science Channel, Space Out on Discovery, and his hit Ask a Spaceman podcast. He is the author of two books, Your Place in the Universe and How to Die in Space, as well as a regular contributor to Space.com, LiveScience, and more. Journalists frequently seek his expert advice, especially in his role as the Weather Channel’s Official Space Specialist. In addition to his traditional science outreach, Paul also explores innovative science and art collaborations, such as his work with Syren Modern Dance in Ticktock, a performance exploring the nature of time through movement and narration.

Catch a sneak peek of Paul M. Sutter here on his “Ask a Spaceman!” YouTube channel.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to be heard.