Meet software engineer, and self-declared science geek for all things space travel, orbital dynamics, relative physics, and astronomy, Andy Weir sharing his highly anticipated debut novel, The Martian. Six days after becoming one of the first people to walk on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney is sure he'll be the first person to die there after his crew evacuates without him. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
To add to the Mars Mania of this evening, Andy will be in conversation Dr. Pascal Lee, a Planetary Scientist at the SETI Institute. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Mars Institute, and Director of the Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) at NASA Ames Research Center.