The Beyond Annual Lecture is our premier public event of the year. We ask a scientist or philosopher of international standing to offer a reflective account of their work and interests, and invite them to speculate a little bit “beyond” their normal comfort zone.

In September 2021, Dr. Sian Proctor was fortunate to be a member of the first all-civilian space mission to orbit our planet and she became the first black female pilot of a spacecraft. She was selected to go to space as an artist and a poet and while in space, she experienced an Earthlight overview effect. During this presentation, she’ll share her experience as a member of the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission and what she’s learned from this new orbital perspective.

There will be a book signing after the event with a limited amount of books for sale or you can purchase your book here – Space2inspire:The Art of Inspiration – and bring it with you to have signed by the author!

The lecture will be offered hybrid – virtual via zoom and in person in Marston Exploration Theater.

Register here for IN PERSON

Register here for VIRTUAL