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Pops Concert: Get Lost in Space

March 25 @ 7:00 pm

Buckle up! Your Fort Collins Symphony will blast off on an orchestrated SciFi intergalactic tour powered by some of Hollywood’s most exciting and iconic themes, including: Avatar, Alien, The X-Files, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jetsons, Star Trek, AstroBoy, 2001, E.T., Battlestar Gallactica, 2001, and more.

FoCo ComicCon will join the fun, so watch for cosplay opportunities. Stay tuned for evolving details. The annual FCS Pops concert is a favorite for all ages!

At Timberline Church
2908 S. Timberline Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

FCS Get Lost in Space with Dr Erin Macdonald, wide image

Featuring Dr. Erin Macdonald:

Dr Erin Macdonald

Dr. Erin Macdonald, an astrophysicist, aerospace engineer, and science fiction consultant (yes, she really is a rocket scientist), hails from Fort Collins. Her academic research background is in gravitational waves and general relativity. She is an internationally recognized space science expert, writer, speaker, and consultant.

Macdonald received dual undergraduate degrees cum laude in Physics with Astrophysics and Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) where she was a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific collaboration to detect gravitational waves from the Crab Pulsar. She also did post-doctoral work at Cardiff University, still with LIGO, where she was the first female researcher in her department.

After leaving the research field in 2014, Macdonald continued to teach at local community colleges, science museums, and popular science fiction conventions. Life took her to Los Angeles where she began speaking at official Star Trek events and working as a science consultant for the entertainment industry. In 2019 she was hired as the official science consultant for the ever-expanding STAR TREK franchise. Currently, she is working on all shows from concept development through post-production.

She discovered a skill and passion for writing as well as consulting and currently has multiple projects in development. In 2019 she wrote and narrated an Audible Original series produced by The Great Courses on “The Science of Sci-Fi” which reached the Audible Non-Fiction Top 10 bestseller list in March 2020. When not writing and consulting, Macdonald can be found streaming games on her partnered Twitch channel, teaching on YouTube, or relaxing in front of the television with a gin rickey or single malt whisky.

Learn More about Dr. Erin Macdonald at ErinPMacdonald.com.

COVID-19 Information:

Please Note: Our goal is to keep all of our attendees, musicians, and staff safe and healthy! Thank you for cooperating with the protocols listed below:

Each attendee must provide proof of full vaccination (14 days from their final shot) or a valid negative COVID test within 72 hours of attendance, present a valid photo ID, and wear a mask at all times inside the venue (nose and mouth fully covered). Please plan to arrive early for hall entrance checks.

For more information, please visit the Lincoln Center’s Safety Protocols or call the Lincoln Center Box Office: 970-221-6730


Concert Sponsors:

Audiology Group of Northern Colorado

Season Sponsors:

Dr. David and Alison Dennis

Dr. Ed Siegel

Dr. Peter Springberg and Janet Kowall

City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Logo
The Lyric Cinema
Colorado Creative Industires
National Endowment for the Arts - wide


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