We Choose to go to The Moon – with Dallas CampbellThu 24 October 2019
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The culmination of 400,000 people working to meet John F. Kennedy’s impossible deadline, with technology that didn’t yet exist, to explore a place that we knew nothing about. It has become one of human history’s deﬁning moments.
Join TV science presenter and author Dallas Campbell for his hands-on grand tour of the science and history of human space ﬂight. From forgotten stories of the early space race, to those ﬁrst footsteps on the moon, to our future on Mars and beyond.
This is an interactive visual show with beautiful images from Dallas’ critically acclaimed recent space history book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet, stunning archive footage and clips from his TV science programmes (including his behind-the-scenes Footage from Tim Peake’s launch), fun rocket science demos, spacesuit engineering, audience astronaut selection, and more.
Get up close with some real space hardware. Take a selﬁe with a perfect replica of Neil Armstrong’s iconic spacesuit – the only one of its kind in the UK.
This is an event for anyone who’s looked up at the stars… and then wondered how to get there.