julie-checkowaySpend an Evening with Andrew Rader, Rocket Scientist and Historian - January 10th, 7:00pm

Book Discussion and Q&A

Andrew Rader will discuss his new book Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars (Simon & Schuster, 2019) and other topics related to history and science.    Andrew is not affiliated with Harvard, but he did spend four years in Cambridge doing his Ph.D. (in aerospace engineering) at M.I.T.  He is a currently a mission manager at Space X -- someone assigned overall management of a particular rocket launch.  His most recent rocket was the Falcon Heavy that went up this past June, sending 24 satellites into space and Space X's biggest launch yet.
The review of Andrew's book by Ken Jennings (the all-time top Jeopardy champion) sums it up quite well, "In Beyond the Known, Andrew Rader achieves something almost as ambitious as the pioneers he writes about.  He retraces the ten-thousand-year history of exploration, from the Stone Age to the Space Age, in a single book-sized expedition.  As the centuries flew by, I learned something new on every page."
This event will be held at the home of Jack Reynen and Miriam Porter, 226 Hathaway Court, Sacramento, CA 95864.
7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. -- Arrival
7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. -- Presentation 
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -- Question & Answer and Book Signings
There is no charge for the event itself.  Copies of Beyond the Known will be available for purchase at $20 each. 
Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP today!