Launch Pad Workshop

$650 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 13 months
Launch Pad is a workshop for established writers held annually at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. The workshop is a “crash course” in modern astronomy taught through lectures, discussion, and observations through the University of Wyoming’s telescopes. Previous funding for Launch Pad has been provided by grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, Uwingu, and generous contributions from individual donors. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) continues to be a strong supporter.

Making up shortcomings in funding will ensure Launch Pad will not have to cut down on the number of participants or ask them to supplement the funding with an additional tuition request.

100% of donations go directly toward workshop costs. Instructors volunteer their time, and the University of Wyoming provides class space free of charge.

Past attendees have included Campbell Award-winning authors Jay Lake and Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo and Nebula winners Nancy Kress, Robert J. Sawyer, Ann Leckie, Hugo winner David D. Levine, science comedian Brian Malow, and award-winning editor Ellen Datlow.

Launch Pad was created by science fiction author, astronomer, and University of Wyoming professors Mike Brotherton, PhD, and Jim Verley, PhD. Christian Ready, an astronomer whose work experience includes the Hubble Space Telescope and popular public speaker has been a regular instructor at Launch Pad since 2012.
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$650 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 13 months
Created January 19, 2017
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Anonymous
8 months ago
EC
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Eric Choi
12 months ago

Many thanks to the Launch Pad organizers for continuing a mission that is now more important than ever.

DB
$100
David Brin
12 months ago

Keep looking upward!

FL
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Fonda Lee
12 months ago
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Thank you for continuing this fantastic program!

$35
Cecilia Tan
12 months ago
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So glad I can give a little something back to a program that I found really valuable (and fun!)

$20
lee dilkie
12 months ago
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Love your stories Doug, anything to help

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13 months ago
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