Launch Pad is now accepting applications for the 2013 workshop.
What is Launch Pad, you ask? Here, I’ll let founder Mike Brotherton explain it:
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. (In the past the workshop had NASA and NSF support and was free, but is now $500 for the week, which includes lodging and meals except for dinner. Thanks to a wonderful and generous patron, we can offer a scholarship for travel and tuition for one attendee from the United Kingdom, European Union, Norway, or Iceland.)
I attended Launch Pad last year, and I have to tell you, folks: even at $500, it’s a bargain. Expanded mind? Check. Telescope time? Check. Scenic beauty? Check. A hella good time on top of it all? Double check.
Apply here. The application deadline is April 15th.