Open Book

OPEN BOOK, it’s not just an event, it’s an experience.

Join Emily Levesque, author of The Last Stargazers in conversation with John Mulchaey, Director of the Carnegie Observatories

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Carnegie Observatories 813 Santa Barbara Street in Pasadena

The Last Stargazers shares the stories of modern-day stargazers, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, taking readers inside the most powerful telescopes in the world, and explores the future of astronomy as we gain the ability to see farther beyond our planet than ever before. It’s a witty, honest, and engaging love letter to astronomy and the human role in scientific discovery.

The Last Stargazers is an Amazon Best Book of 2020, a Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, a Finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, and a 2021 Alex Award official nominee.

Join us at the elegant Carnegie Observatories. Mingle at a pre-event hosted happy hour, then enjoy a stellar discussion between Dr. Emily Levesque and Dr. John Mulchaey. Afterwards, join the author for a dessert reception and book signing.


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General ticket $50.00 donation, Student/Educator ticket $35.00 donation

What is the Open Book Series?

Building on the successful Pasadena Festival of Woman Authors event which has been presented annually since 2009, the vision for the new series is to provide opportunities for the community to enjoy authors of all kinds – both established and emerging, national and local, men and women, writers of fiction and non-fiction – in settings that complement the author’s work or background and allow for engagement with the attendees.