Mike Mongo

author | astronaut teacher

Jun 10

Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers 2017

  • Laramie, Wyoming

“Launch Pad is a workshop for established writers held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a “crash course” for the attendees in modern astronomy science through guest lectures, and observation through the University of Wyoming’s professional telescopes.”

Apr 9

Yuri's Night LA

Yuri's Night is about one big worldwide space party–and who does parties better than Los Angeles? Join me with Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, private space explorer Anousheh Ansaria, and serial space entrepreneur Peter Diamandis as one of Yuri's Night LA ambassadors partying the night away underneath the Space Shuttle Endeavour at California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

More info: Yuri's Night LA.

Mar 10


"Space is for Everybody" presentation at SXSWedu.

SXSWedu is an annual conference focusing on innovations in learning. SXSWedu occurs at the HIlton Downtown Austin and Austin Convention Center. Like other SXSW festivals, SXSWedu seeks to converge the wide variety of stakeholders who share an interest in 21st Century innovation and best practices.

Nov 22

Anchorage Makerspace workshops

It is my pleasure to be leading community workshops on outreach & scicomm by invitation from Anchorage Makerspace. Makers and the maker movement are what is driving the next stretch of space exploration. As I am in the Anchorage area for the first time, I will be speaking at a number of schools as well. Stay tuned.

Nov 6

SEDS SpaceVision 2016

I'll be speaking on Space and Outreach panel at SEDS SpaceVision 2016, Purdue University. SpaceVision is annual conference of Students for Exploration & Development of Space (SEDS) and is pretty much the place to be if you are a space science degree-seeking undergraduate or grad student. SpaceVision is a great place to find a job in the space industry if you're a college student, and one of my favorite conferences of the year.