Event Details


A Space Odyssey

An ASHRAE Puget Sound Membership and Research Promotion Event Sponsored by Johnson Barrow

Bring your Significant Other and join us for an evening of space exploration. Our special Guest Speaker Ron Hobbs will share current NASA missions and ways in which everyone can ride along on the adventure. Food and drinks catered by McCormick & Schmicks. Help us raise funds for ASHRAE Research while stocking your wine cellar in the Wine Survivor Challenge. Purchase a $20 ticket and bring a bottle of wine. We’ll randomly remove people from Wine Island throughout the evening until there is only one survivor left. The final survivor takes home all the wine! More details HERE. Attendees are also free to visit the West Campus Museum of Flight displays during the event. Don’t miss this very fun and interesting evening!

10 am – 5 pm: Free Access to Museum of Flight for all event attendees 6 pm – 7 pm: Registration and Wine Survivor Challenge at the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery 7 pm – 8 pm: Guest Speaker Presentation 8 pm – 9 pm: Networking, Raffle Prizes, Wine Survivor Challenge Winner Announced

Cost: $45.00  |  Free for Students

We Are All Explorers

Since its beginning 240 years ago, the United States has been the Exploration Nation. For the past fifty-plus years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has led the exploration of the worlds of the Solar System. Now the internet age allows citizens to participate in that exploration, from just enjoying the views to processing the pictures, to doing “citizen science.”

Speaker Bio: Ron Hobbs

Ron is a life-long learner and is a formal and informal educator in a wide variety of settings. He is committed to sharing the wonders of nature from a scientific context. He is currently an Instructor for Bellevue College’s TELOS education program for retirees, teaching courses on the history of space exploration, planetary science and astrobiology. Since becoming a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has delivered more than 200 presentations to K-12 classrooms, retirement centers and professional associations.