OSIRIS REx and the XTRONAUT: Live Space Exploration Through Board Games

Event time: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Linsly-Chittenden 101 See map
63 High Street
New Haven
Event description: 

Join us for the 5th talk of the Yale Quantum Institute series of nontechnical talks aiming to bring a new regard to quantum physics and STEM by having experts cast new light on often-overlooked aspects of scientific work. After mathematics and crochet, for this event, we will investigate the intersectionality between space exploration and board games with Dante Lauretta!

Dante Lauretta is a Professor of Planetary Science and Cosmochemistry at the University of Arizona and the leader of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex, a mission to visit asteroid Bennu, land on it and return a sample back to Earth. Dante also designs and creates board games combining two of his passions in life - solar system exploration and strategy gaming. His first game, XTRONAUT captures the real-world thrill and challenges of planetary exploration and give players a chance to develop space missions and explore the solar system. The game is based on real planetary missions and rocket science and contains elements of politics and strategy that are inspired by the real-life situations that space missions face.

The talk will be followed by a game night where you will be able to play Dante’s games and other space themed games!

This event is open to all and will be accessible to students, researchers, the wider university public, and the New Haven Community.

This event is co-sponsored by The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities and Ludi et Veritas.

Further information is available on the Yale Quantum Institute Website, or contact Florian Carle by email.

Please note that tickets, which are free, are available at Eventbrite

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