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How to Leave the Planet: A rough guide to space travel
How to Leave the Planet: A rough guide to space travel

Sat, 10 Sept


Speakers’ Tent

How to Leave the Planet: A rough guide to space travel

Prices from £5 With Scientist and BBC astronaut competition winner Dr. Suzie Imber and BBC science television presenter Dallas Campbell

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10 Sept 2022, 17:00

Speakers’ Tent

About the event

6 and over.

As long as humans have looked into the night sky, we’ve wondered how we might explore this most hostile of realms. In this entertaining and interactive live show, Dallas and Suzie will take you on the ultimate tour of the history and science of our quest to explore the cosmos - from our first tentative footsteps, to the latest missions that are expanding our knowledge of the universe.

From the physics of spaceflight to the psychology of astronaut selection this is the ultimate space show for curious minds of all ages.

With exciting stage science demos, a beautiful multimedia presentation and an audience astronaut selection competition, this is a fully immersive event created by two of the countries most respected and sought after live speakers.

“How To Leave the Planet” is a call to adventure! Out-of-this-world science, fascinating stories and a celebration of our desire to push further.

Suzie Imber: Suzie is an Associate Professor of Planetary Science at the University of

Leicester. She’s held posts at NASA’s Goddard Flight Center and is currently working on ESA’s Mercury mission, “Bepi Columbo”. She is an elite rower and mountaineer, mapping and climbing a series of unexplored peaks in the Andes & Himalayas. Suzie’s passion for adventure saw her win the BBC’s “Astronaut: Do You Have What it Takes?” television competition, presented and judged by Canadian Astronaut, Commander, Chris Hadfield.

She is a tireless STEM ambassador, speaking around the world about her astronaut selection training, space science, and life as one of the world’s most intrepid explorers.

Dallas Cambell: Dallas is one of the most popular factual presenters working in television. His programmes explore the rich culture of science, engineering and technology giving audiences a back-stage tour of our human planet’s hidden workings. His documentaries include: “City In The Sky”, “Britain Beneath Your Feet”, “Supersized Earth”, “Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier”, and “The Drake Equation: The Search for Life”. He’s also presented: “The Sky at Night”, “Airport Live” and “Bang Goes the Theory”. His book, “Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet”, is an in depth dive in to the history, science and culture of human spaceflight. He has also contributed to the book Aliens, edited by Jim Al Khalili.


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