Public Talks

Engaging, cutting edge space talks from an experienced speaker and presenter. Perfect for science festivals and literary events

Rebel Star: The Sun’s Greatest Mysteries

GET TO KNOW OUR NEAREST STAR LIKE NEVER BEFORE

The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery, belligerent. It’s the biggest thing for light-years around and yet we actually know relatively little about it.

That’s changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail. In a talk packed full of jaw-dropping images and videos, I’ll be your guide on a journey deep into the heart of our nearest star.

How We’ll Live on Mars 

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, I’ll take you on a journey to the Red Planet to witness the majesty of a Martian sunset.

Based on several of my books, including The Astronaut Selection Test Book with Tim Peake, you’ll hear just what it’ll take to achieve the most audacious feat of exploration ever attempted. I will even bring a real piece of Mars with me in the form a Martian meteorite.

Strap in for the voyage of a lifetime!