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You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes

November 11, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The lecture

Your Are Here represents one (idealized) orbit of the International Space Station. This planetary photo tour illuminates the history and consequences of human settlement, the magnificence of never-before-noticed landscapes, and the power of the natural forces shaping our world.

This is a Rainy Day Books author event co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library.

The speaker

Colonel Chris Hadfield is a pioneer of many historic “firsts”. In 1992 he was selected by the Canadian Space Agency as a NASA Mission Specialist–Canada’s first fully-qualified Space Shuttle crew member. Three years later, aboard Shuttle Atlantis, he was the first Canadian to operate the Canadarm in space, and the first Canadian to board a Russian spacecraft as he helped build space station “Mir.” In 2001, aboard Shuttle Endeavour, Colonel Hadfield performed two spacewalks–the first Canadian to do so–and in 2013, he was Commander of the International Space Station–the first and only Canadian to ever command a spaceship, so far. Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

Time and place

The lecture will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Admission tickets

The lecture is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required.


Parking is available in the six-level parking garage that wraps around Unity Temple.

Book signing

The lecture will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza. A book signing will follow Commander Hadfield’s presentation. Tickets for the autographing line for the book signing are available with the purchase of his new book, You Are Here ($26.00 plus tax from Rainy Day Books). Commander Hadfield will only autograph books that are purchased from Rainy Day Books at the bookstore and at the event.



November 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eric Ward
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Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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