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Looking at Earth

October 3, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kathy Sullivan - NASA

5 tickets have become available. Updated 10/03/2017 at 9:45 am. We will have a “walk-in” line for non-ticket holders and will let people in as seats become available.

Thanks to the Space Age, we are the first generation of human beings to see the Earth as a whole. Astronaut and Earth scientist Kathy Sullivan will take us on a stunning tour of our planet as seen by astronauts and give us a glimpse into how earth-observing satellites improve everyday life on earth.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7 p.m.
UWM Student Union – Wisconsin Room

Dr. Sullivan was the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2014 to 2017, a former astronaut, and the first American female to walk in space.

In addition to her NOAA and NASA roles, she was also President and CEO of the Center of Science & Industry in Columbus, Ohio; inaugural Director of the Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University; and Chief Scientist at NOAA where she oversaw research and technology for projects ranging from climate change to satellites and marine biodiversity.

Before and after the presentation, Boswell Book Company will be selling copies of Kathy’s children’s book, “To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space,” which she co-authored with Carmella Van Vleet. Dr. Sullivan will sign books following the presentation.

It’s UWM Homecoming Week – so we especially encourage alumni to come back and visit campus for this event.

A special thank you to Dr. Robert Greenler who helps underwrite this Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Natural Sciences.

This event is free, but please request your free ticket(s) by visiting our EventBrite ticket site at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/looking-at-earth-tickets-36418104531?aff=es2.

Questions or requests for special accommodations may be made at let-sci@uwm.edu.

If you like this event, you might also like our upcoming event with Astronaut Scott Kelly. In partnership with Boswell Book Company, UWM will host Scott Kelly on October 23, 2017. See http://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781524731595 for more information, ticket information, and pricing.

Autographed Book Giveaway: We will be giving away 3 autographed copies of Dr. Sullivan’s book. To enter the giveaway, complete the form available at the event OR email let-sci@uwm.edu with the subject line “To the Stars” giveaway. Limit one entry per person. Prizes shall be evaluated pursuant to the laws of the State of Wisconsin. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 6th. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email. Prize value: $15. Attendance at the event is not required to enter giveaway. Questions about the prize giveaway should be directed to Assistant Dean Deanna Alba, College of Letters & Science, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI  53201-0413, 414-229-7711, let-sci@uwm.edu.


College of Letters & Science


UWM Union Wisconsin Room
2200 East Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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