Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space and the only woman astronaut to explore the ocean depths in a deep-sea submersible, will give a Rio Theatre talk on Oct. 11—the 33rd anniversary of her historic spacewalk—as a benefit for the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
Titled “From the Sea to the Stars,” the lecture will explore Dr. Sullivan’s groundbreaking career on the frontiers of science, as a member of three NASA space shuttle missions and later as chief scientist and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Through a collection of photos and videos, Dr. Sullivan, a geologist and oceanographer by training, will explore what sparked her interest in the sciences, which began at UCSC before earning her Ph.D. in Geology from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. One of six women to join NASA’s astronaut corps in 1978, Dr. Sullivan had a 15-year career at NASA that included a 1990 mission to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope.
Location: Rio Theatre
Tickets on sale September 12
$40 Gold Circle*
$18 General Admission | $12 Museum Members
NOTE: Member discount will NOT be available at the box office
*Gold Circle grants access to the front section seating and will enter through a separate line.
(Pre-purchased tickets will be added to the Will-Call list at the door, Gold Circle and Patron’s Pass ticket holders will enter through a separate line)
Sponsored by Allterra Solar, Dream Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County Bank, Bookshop Santa Cruz, and 2nd Nature LLC.