GeekWire Calendar Picks: Remembering fallen astronauts and learning to build board games

(Photo via Museum of Flight)

We probably all know someone who wanted to be an astronaut when they grew up. You may even have wanted to be one yourself. Our fascination with space forms the basis for many of our favorite books, movies, television shows, games … you name it. Unfortunately, being an astronaut not only takes years of training, but it’s also one of the riskiest jobs you can have. We’ve lost some great people who dared to take the journey into space. The Museum of Flight will have a display honoring fallen astronauts starting on Jan. 25 and running through Feb. 3.

Elsewhere in Seattle … if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at building board games, now you have a chance. MOHAI is offering the opportunity to meet with local game designers as they help you build your own game. The event is scheduled for Jan. 26 at MOHAI in Seattle.

Here are some more highlights from the GeekWire Community Calendar:

  • Code Fellows Community Hack Night: A monthly programming meetup where you can network and share your projects with other coders at Code Fellows in Seattle; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.
  • Pink Elephant Unicorn Cyber Security Capture the FlagA competition where anyone interested in cyber security can try their hand at solving puzzles based on real-world simulations at Northeastern University in Seattle; Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2.
  • Interaction Week 2019: A conference for interactive design professionals to learn and network with top names in the field at the Amazon Conference Center in Seattle; Monday, Feb. 4 to Sunday, Feb. 10
  • Angel 101 with Elaine Werfelli:  A class covering the characteristics of angel investing at the University of Washington Comotion Innovation Center in Seattle; 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5.
  • Lunch and Learn: The Entrepreneurial Equation SeminarA talk that will cover everything from retirement for business to intellectual property at ImpactHub in Seattle; noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.
  • Star Trek Trivia Night: A fun night designed to test your Star Trek knowledge at Populuxe Brewing in Seattle; 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

For more upcoming events, check out the GeekWire Calendar, where you can find meetups, conferences, startup events, and geeky gatherings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Organizing an event? Submit details here.

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