Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

***SOLD OUT*** Chris Hadfield
‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.


ChrisHadfieldBOOKAdvance tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15pm (details). We will also post a recording of the event to our media library after the program.

Chris Hadfield decided to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo moon landing with his family when he was 9 years old—and in 2013, he served as commander of the International Space Station, orbiting the Earth during a five-month mission (you might remember his video of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, viewed nearly 17 million times). Fulfilling his lifelong dream required intense focus, natural ability, and a singular commitment to “thinking like an astronaut” (instead of visualizing victory, astronauts prepare for the worst … and always sweat the small stuff). Now Hadfield, author of An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, shares a rare insider’s perspective of just what that kind of thinking involves, and how earthbound humans can use it to achieve success and happiness in their own lives.

Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with the Museum of Flight and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 6:30 pm.
Town Hall member benefits: Discounted onsite book sales, priority seating.
Learn more: Watch Hadfield’s outer-space version of Space Oddity.


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  1. Virginia brokx
    Posted September 23, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Can i purchase tickets to this event? Thanks

    • Town Hall
      Posted September 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      You sure can! Click the “Buy Ticket” link in the yellow bar above or right here!

  2. Justin Wong
    Posted October 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Just found out about this event today. Of course it’s already sold out. When does the standby line start?

  3. Liz
    Posted October 17, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Will you have any tickets for sale day of? If I come for the standby line, what are my chances of actually getting in? Thanks!

    • Town Hall
      Posted October 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

      Do come for the standby line. Your chances are very good. Also, make sure you are signed up for our Monday eNews just in case we are able to expand our inventory for this event. You’d hear about it there first!

  4. Town Hall
    Posted October 18, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Moved to the GREAT HALL! More tickets available today!!

  5. Tracy
    Posted October 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    We are so looking forward to seeing Chris Hadfield! Will his books be available for sale during this event? Is there a possibility that he will be signing books?

    • Town Hall
      Posted October 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Yes and yes! You can even buy the book in the yellow bar above and bring it to be signed!

  6. SM Richmond
    Posted November 4, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Are more tickets available? Seems like it, but I want to check before hitting “checkout”. Seems from the comments above that it’s been sold out for a month.

    • Town Hall
      Posted November 4, 2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      Yes! We’ve moved the event to The Great Hall to accommodate more attendees!

      • SM Richmond
        Posted November 4, 2013 at 11:59 am | Permalink

        Yay! Thanks so much… just got tickets!

  7. Tiffany
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Will books be available for sale at the event or should we pre-buy and bring it with us?

    • Town Hall
      Posted November 6, 2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

      Books will be available for sale at the event and discounted for Town Hall Members!

  8. Naomi
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    My 5 year old is obsessed with astronauts. would this be appropriate or is it more geared to adults?

    • Town Hall
      Posted November 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      Hmmmm. Good question, Naomi! The length of the program might be a little long and the content will be mostly adult oriented but not inappropriate.

  9. Andy
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh no! I just found out that there are tickets. Quick question – if I get in the standby line, is there a good chance that I can get in? It looks like the Great Hall can seat 832 – were there this many tickets sold? Do I have to count on people not showing up?

    Thanks a lot!

  10. Luis
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Just found out about this today and since you are sold out, I was wondering what would be the best time get for the standby line? Do I need to camp out ;-) ?

  11. Tiffany
    Posted November 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I asked a question above and when I waited for an answers he tickets are now sold out. Will more be released?

    • Town Hall
      Posted November 7, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      Hi Tiffany. I’m sorry that you experienced a delay in response to your question. At this point it is highly unlikely that any additional tickets will be released but it is VERY likely that you will get in via the standby line!

      • Tiffany
        Posted November 7, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

        Thanks for the info. I was going to travel from Canada and stay the weekend prior and don’t want to do so without guaranteed tickets.

  12. Christine
    Posted November 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Will there be any Q&A session or book signing afterwards?

  13. Justin
    Posted December 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Do you know when the recording will be posted online?

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