Colin Stuart (RAS)
Abstract:Humans will soon make their first trip to Mars. How will we get there? What challenges will you have to overcome and what spectacular sights await the successful? In a talk packed full of stunning visuals and the latest scientific thinking, astronomy author Colin Stuart takes us on a journey to the Red Planet to witness the majesty of a Martian sunset.
Based on his two latest books – The Traveller’s Guide to Mars (Palazzo, September 2018) and How to Live in Space (Andre Deutsch, October 2018) – strap in for a voyage of discovery and wonder that’s truly out of this world.
The Lecturer: Colin Stuart is an astronomy author who has talked to over a third of a million people about the universe. His books have sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide and been translated into eight languages. He’s written over 150 popular science articles for publications including The Guardian, New Scientist, BBC Focus and the European Space Agency.
In recognition of his efforts to popularize astronomy, the asteroid (15347) Colin Stuart is named after him and in 2014 he was awarded runner-up in the European Astronomy Journalism Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, he’s talked about the wonders of the universe on Sky News, BBC News and BBC Radio 5 Live and been quoted in national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph and The Observer.
4:30pm lecture: £8
6:30pm lecture £10
Multiple bookings: 5-for-4 ticket offer for phone or in-person bookings only. You must book all five tickets at the same time, specifying all dates and times.
Wednesday 12 December
4.30pm Space Lecture tickets include:
4.00pm – Entry to upper exhibition and cafe
4.30pm – Lecture followed by Q&A and a short break
5.45pm – Planetarium show
6.00pm – Event ends
6.30pm Space Lecture tickets include:
5.00pm – Entry to upper exhibition and cafe
6.30pm – Lecture followed by Q&A and a short break
7.45pm – Planetarium show
8.00pm – Event ends, Science Centre closes