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Ad Astra Presents Science-into-Fiction: Creativity and the Brain

Join us for our second Science into Fiction talk, Creativity and the Brain. This event features Dr. Barbara Kerr and Christopher Tacca, Ph.D student in Mechanical Engineering, Christopher McLamb, Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology, and Kaylie Lyons Ridgeway, Ph.D. student in Counseling…

Ad Astra Presents Science-into-Fiction: The Higgs Boson In This Particular Universe

We are excited to announce our first event! "The Higgs Boson in This Particular Universe: Facts, Speculation, and the Story of a Little Ripple with a Big Bang" features a talk with KU physicist Dr. Phil Baringer, with a follow-up story development and workshop.

Ad Astra at ConQuesT 53  

In one of our first events, the Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction & the Speculative Imagination participated in this year’s ConQuesT, Kansas City’s longest-running science fiction and fantasy convention. 

Ad Astra Center Announces Celebrated Author Kij Johnson as Associate Director

The Ad Astra Center for Science Fiction & Speculative Imagination is pleased to announce that celebrated science fiction and fantasy author Kij Johnson will be joining the center as Associate Director.

Affiliate Faculty Paul Scott Offering Summer Course "Zombies, Aliens, and Monsters"

Ad Astra Center Affiliate Faculty Paul Scott will be teaching what looks to be a very interesting course this summer, entitled "Zombies, Aliens, and Monsters." Designed to answer broadly the question, "why do we enjoy being scared," this course will examine "real and imagined monsters across diff

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