Presented in partnership with Science Friday




*Each ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine or can of beer. Non-alcoholic options available*

Astrophysicist and educator Paul M. Sutter is bringing his podcast and Youtube series "Ask a Spaceman!" live to the bookstore!

Inspired by his book Your Place in the Universe, Paul will engage with three experts in different fields in response to the book's sections ORIGINS, LIFE, and DEATH, moderated by Science Friday’s Diana Montano. After each discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

ORIGINS— Rose Ferreira, a science communicator and student of space biophysics at Empire State College - @_Astro_Nerd_

LIFE— Shara Bailey, associate professor in NYU's Department of Anthropology's Center for the Study of Human Origins. Bailey’s research focuses on using teeth to answer questions about human evolution. Her recent work comprises the systematic and comparative study of deciduous teeth (baby teeth), and seeks to answer questions about the evolution of childhood.

DEATH— Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science who specializes in the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear secrecy. Wellerstein currently teaches Science and Technology Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He is also the creator of the NUKEMAP - @wellerstein


For those who want to know how the universe works, Paul Sutter is a new, fresh voice in science communication. An astrophysicist, author, speaker, producer, and on-air host everywhere from podcasts to TV, Paul strives to bring science to new audiences. By breaking down formidable concepts, emphasizing the human and artistic aspects of the scientific process, and making science accessible with his characteristic conversational, humorous approach, Paul is the one and only Agent to the Stars!

Paul's Ask a Spaceman! podcast invites listeners to send questions via social media to answer on the show, and is now one of the top podcasts across all subjects globally. As a contributing editor to, Universe Today, and Forbes, his articles are syndicated to CBS News, Scientific American, MSN, and more. A go-to expert for journalists and producers, Paul regularly appears on radio, TV, and in print, including on the Science Channel, History Channel, and Weather Channel. His first book, Your Place in the Universe, was published by Prometheus Books in November 2018.


Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. Their work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. WNYC Studios distributes their radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.

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