Two international science presenters lead you on a fascinating journey through the history of astronomy – and the stories of some of the mavericks who have driven it.
Dr Heather Couper, CBE, is an international broadcaster and writer on astronomy, space and science. She has hosted two Channel 4 series on British television, several TV programmes, and many radio shows – including the long-running Seeing Stars on BBC World Service. In 2008, she wrote and presented BBC Radio 4′s epic 30-part series Cosmic Quest, a groundbreaking overview of the history of astronomy.
Nigel Henbest is an internationally acclaimed science populariser, specialising in astronomy and space. His books and articles have been published around the world, and his TV productions have won awards in Britain and in the US.
This event is also included in our Saturday 16 February day ticket – five events for £25 (£20 concs).
Nigel will also present Virgin Spaceman – an account of his training for a space flight with Virgin Galactic – earlier in the day.