The Galactic Touring Company

Information about other planets in the form of a comic monologue from the point of view of a salesman for The Galactic Touring Company. Running time is approximately 1 hour. We will cover a few of the wonders of our own solar system and then move on to planets discovered elsewhere in our galaxy. Topics will include naming conventions, interstellar distances, habitability zones, tidal locking, masses and gravity, types of stars. Featured locations will be Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Alpha Centauri, Sirius, Epsilon Eridani, Tau Ceti, Keid, Procyon, Epsilon Indi, EZ Aquarii, Gliese 876, 61 Cygni, Altair, Vega, Gliese 581, 55 Cancri, HD 69830, Upsilon Andromedae, and 18 Scorpii.

The house will open at 1:30, and the show will start promptly at 2:05. Latecomers will only be seated in the first 10 minutes, so if you will arrive after 2:15, don't bother. Admission will be $3 (to cover theatre rental) and will be collected at the door. The theatre only holds around 62, so if you would like to reserve a ticket because you won't be able to arrive early, just email me your name, email, and phone number and when you think you'll arrive.

Mark has been an actor for about 43 years and a fan of space travel and astronomy almost as long. He is just testing this new monologue on a particularly sympathetic and enthusiastic audience (he hopes).

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  • Mark S.

    Well, I thought it came off pretty well for a first attempt, but as once again, the Brainiacs are proving too flaky for my taste (less than a third of the RSVPs showed up), I will not be offering events through this Meetup group any more. If you want to be informed of my talks on Taoism or space travel or writing, send me an email, and I'll put you on my private email list.

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • Ron

      put me on your private email list, I would like to go. sorry but I wasone of the flaky ones that didn't make it was planning to go but got held up and couldn't make it to 23rd street in time from long island. I live in queens but had to take care of some things that morning and ran later than I thought.

      September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good show. I enjoyed it.

    September 7, 2013

  • Renzo

    This is very interesting. hope to make it on time. My printer is broken so hope someone doesn't mind me looking over at their brochure.

    September 7, 2013

  • justin

    sorry I have the last moment to go teach some meditation class my friend can't come

    September 7, 2013

  • Allan

    I'll try to make it. I'm doing painting Saturday, so, we'll see.

    September 6, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Here's the link to the brochure, in case you want to follow along during the performance: http://taomanor.org/brochure.pdf

    September 6, 2013

  • Rob W.

    Sorry, won't be able to make it on time.

    September 6, 2013

  • Rob W.

    I'm working till 1-ish. I hope to be on time.

    September 6, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I'm waiting to hear back from a few theatres to see about moving the venue. Likely entry fee will be $5 to cover the cost of renting the space. And the likely run time is one hour, from 2 to 3 p.m., but I'll try to email you the details shortly once they're firmed up.

    September 4, 2013

    • Mark S.

      Checking out a space this afternoon that only seats 62, but it is less expensive, so tickets would only be $3. The larger space seats 100 and costs more, so it would be $6 per person. If it's the larger space, I'll reopen RSVPs.

      September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fascinating! Looking forward to this.

    August 1, 2013

    • Caje' D.

      Hope he's not monotomous or monosyllabic. Is he monogamous?

      September 4, 2013

    • Rumate R.

      Oh lord..is this what I have to look forward to once I get there?

      September 4, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Charles, I don't think you'll enjoy this presentation either. I'll still be improvising quite a bit.

    August 26, 2013

  • Paulina B.

    Sorry, family is coming to town that weekend.

    August 21, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Looks like we will have enough of an audience to justify a theatre rental. That would change the fee from zero to $6. Let me know if that would affect your plans to attend.

    August 10, 2013

  • Rob W.

    I'm working till 1-ish. I hope to be on time.

    August 1, 2013

  • Mark S.

    The venue may change if we fill up.

    July 31, 2013

  • Marc

    I don't have a smartphone so I have to do all the thinking

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Mary

    1

    July 31, 2013

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