Author of The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies

  • February 17, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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W. Patrick McCray
Author of The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future
In conversation with Angie Coiro
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
New Venture Hall

$5 members/$10 non-members

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The reviews for this newly released book are terrific. For all reviews go to

"In The Visioneers, Patrick McCray introduces us to a host of innovators who pushed back against the language of limits. Their techno-enthusiast ventures, unfolding in the closing decades of the twentieth century, combined technical skill, bold speculation, and public-relations savvy. By tracing their inspirations, missteps, and unconventional networks, McCray offers a rich and fascinating cultural history of technological aspirations at a critical turning point in American history."--David Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

W. Patrick McCray is professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of "Keep Watching the Skies!: The Story of Operation Moonwatch and the Dawn of the Space Age" (Princeton) and "Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology

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  • Leslie Z.

    Hi everyone, If you haven't already purchased your tickets online you might consider arriving at The Tech early to do that, purchase a copy of The Visioneers at The Tech Store and get your parking ticket validated at the information desk for a discounted $5. The 2 garages we validate for are Convention Center Garage and 2nd Street and San Carlos.

    More information about parking can be found on our website under "Plan Your Visit"

    See you Sunday!


    February 13, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Can't wait!

    February 7, 2013

  • Leslie Z.

    Angie Coiro has read The Visioneers and found it fascinating. Come hear the conversation on Feb. 17.

    February 6, 2013

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