Space Week - Website v1

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landings and we wanted to share with you our passion for all things galactic.  We kick off the week with a somewhat lose connection to space with the film A Star is Born... It has the word star so it counts!  Things start to really hot up with the award winning First Man on Wednesday, then on Friday we have the amazing new comedy Signals followed by a fascinating talk from Dallas Campbell (BBC Stargazing Live).

On Saturday we start with a book reading of One Giant Leek for Mankind which includes a chance for your children to learn how to draw the characters from the book.  In the afternoon we have a collection of scientists talking all things galactic including Dr Ben Still who will Build a Lego Universe at 1pm and 5pm.  The first show is for a younger audience whereas the second show will allow for the geeky adults to have a go.  The University of Hertfordshire will be presenting three talks, How a Star is Born by Dr Sarah Jaffa, I'm Not Saying It's Aliens... by Dr Ben Burningham and the last talk will be confirmed soon.

In the evening Professor Chris Lintott (BBC Sky at Night) will be here with Steve Pretty and their show Universe of Music where science and music collide in a big bang.

Take a closer look at all of our events below and book your seats today


A Star is Born (15)Star 2

Tuesday 30 April, 7.30pm

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer - until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Suitable for: 15+
Running time: 2 hrs 16 mins
Tickets: £4, £3 Dacorum Card


First Man (12A)First Man 1

Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm

Oscar® winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961 to 1969. A visceral, first person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost on Armstrong and on the nation of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Suitable for: 12+
Running time: 2 hrs 22 mins
Tickets: £4, £3 Dacorum Card

Book Now


Signals + Dallas CampbellSignals_Poster SMALL

Friday 3 May, 8pm

Set in the control room of a remote radio telescope, Signals follows two astrophysicists and their search for alien life over the course of a number of years. At its heart, it is a play about searching for meaning in a world we may never truly understand; about the simultaneous duality of the insignificance and significance of every day interactions, and about looking up at the sky through a telescope only to realise we are microscopic. Like Beckett met Sagan and they shared a quiet coffee together before hitting the gin hard.  A comedy that asks how it feels to be lost in the cosmos with only each other and a few Jaffa Cakes for company.

Dallas Campbell is a broadcaster who presents some of TV’s most popular factual programmes, including The Gadget Show, Bang Goes the Theory, The Sky at Night, Stargazing Live and The Science of Stupid.  His documentaries, which include Supersized Earth, the aviation series City in the Sky, and Britain Beneath Your Feet, reveal the awesome scale and wonder of our man-made world.  Over the years he’s given audiences a unique backstage pass to some of the planet’s most extraordinary stories, people, and locations.  Dallas has also written a book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet.  For Dallas science isn’t a subject. It’s an adventure.  He has a lifelong passion for understanding how the world works and for exploring our relationship with science, technology and engineering – past, present and future.

Suitable for: 14+
Running time:
50mins + 30mins Plus Q&A
Tickets: £14, £12 Concession, £11 Dacorum Card, £6 Student

Footprint_Signals_HOME_07_2018_0037

Footprint_Signals_HOME_07_2018_0037

by Stewart Fairthorne | 26 Mar, 2019

56 comments

Leave a comment
  1. ZUK | Apr 20, 2019
    Greatfull to read this! Kindly visit for insomnia and its solution..… zopiclone online
  2. SPUK | Apr 18, 2019
    Hey! Its Great! Recently I Have found some useful information about insomnia Ambien sleeping tablets
  3. KFast | Apr 18, 2019
    Great Post ! Get Kamagra Tablets online at cheap costs from an authorized pharmacy in the UK.
  4. ZUK | Apr 18, 2019
    Nice Information, Keep sharing…kindly visit to know about insomnia and its solution buy zopiclone sleeping tablets
  5. Alex | Apr 18, 2019
    Nice blog, Thanks for sharing such nice information. I am following all the blogs Waklert 150mg
  6. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. Thanks for sharing.gain instagram followers
  7. Rose | Apr 17, 2019
    Really appreciate ! Fantastic blog, contains great information Keep sharing. Buy Kamagra online in tablet and jelly form at the cheapest possible rates.
  8. Hens party ideas Melbourne | Apr 17, 2019
    I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you post.Hens party ideas Melbourne
  9. indian clothes online | Apr 17, 2019
    I found your this post while searching for information about blog-related research ... It's a good post .. keep posting and updating information.indian clothes online
  10. Signs Telford | Apr 17, 2019
    You have a good point here!I totally agree with what you have said!!Thanks for sharing your views...hope more people will read this article!!!Signs Telford
  11. AT&T Remote Mobility Zone | Apr 17, 2019
    Thanks for posting this info. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts.AT&T Remote Mobility Zone
  12. digital marketing rhode island | Apr 17, 2019
    Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to find so many useful info here in the post, we need work out more techniques in this regard, thanks for sharing.digital marketing rhode island
  13. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    useful information on topics that plenty are interested on for this wonderful post.Admiring the time and effort you put into your b!..mia culpin1986
  14. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!Find Plantation
  15. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven't had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!..digital marketing agency ri
  16. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I have bookmarked your blog, the articles are way better than other similar blogs.. thanks for a great blog!marketing agencies in rhode island
  17. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I havent any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.web design ri
  18. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    very interesting keep posting.rhode island seo
  19. Xanax Pills UK | Apr 17, 2019
    I really appreciate this post. Xanax Pills UK Thanks, for more information online suppliers offer high quality & certified medicines .
  20. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant!building a pier and beam foundation
  21. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    This is highly informatics, crisp and clear. I think that everything has been described in systematic manner so that reader could get maximum information and learn many things.detect baby heartbeat at home
  22. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.qigong
  23. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success in your business.tea
  24. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    This blog is so nice to me. I will keep on coming here again and again. Visit my link as well..ワイヤレスイヤホン
  25. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article.web design ri
  26. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Thank you very much for the sharing! COOL..escorpião hoje
  27. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I am hoping the same best effort from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired me.spiritual
  28. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Your blog provided us with valuable information to work with. Each & every tips of your post are awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing. Keep blogging,tree service
  29. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Great Article it its really informative and innovative keep us posted with new updates. its was really valuable. thanks a lot.Kani house menu
  30. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    It is imperative that we read blog post very carefully. I am already done it and find that this post is really amazing.Apostille Canada
  31. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I read that Post and got it fine and informative.Veterinary hospital
  32. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking.russian wife
  33. Nitrazepam UK | Apr 17, 2019
    Nice Blog…Thanks for information… Sleeping,  Nitrazepam UK effective prices available coupled with fast delivery services!
  34. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    Its a great pleasure reading your post.Its full of information I am looking for and I love to post a comment that "The content of your post is awesome" Great work.free gay chat room
  35. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    I found your this post while searching for some related information on blog search...Its a good post..keep posting and update the informationSigns Wolverhampton
  36. robert | Apr 17, 2019
    What a fantabulous post this has been. Never seen this kind of useful post. I am grateful to you and expect more number of posts like these. Thank you very much.bisnes shopee
  37. Marry | Apr 17, 2019
    Great Post! Kamagra  - The Best Anti-Erectile Dysfunction Medicines Online.
  38. Peter | Apr 17, 2019
    Nice blog, Thanks for sharing such nice information. I am following all the blogs Sleeping Tablets UK .
  39. ZUK | Apr 16, 2019
    Great Article! Usefull !Know more about insomnia and its solution zopiclone pills online
  40. SPUK | Apr 16, 2019
    Hey! Its Great! Recently I Have found some useful information about insomnia….Ultram Online
  41. Eli | Apr 15, 2019
    Great piece of work, highly appreciated. Kindly share your thoughts regularly. Buy Pregabalin 300mg Tablets
  42. SPUK | Apr 15, 2019
    Great Info…More Information about insomnia and its solution…kindly visit Cheap Sleeping pills
  43. Sleeping pills UK | Apr 12, 2019
    We deliver the best-quality Xanax Online UK  directly from the homes of manufacturer's to your doorstep secure and safe. Additionally, we provide 24*7 online service to our customer to resolve their issues quickly.
  44. SPUK | Apr 10, 2019
    Great info! Keep sharing!Know here about insomnia and solution for it: UK sleeping pills
  45. SPUK | Apr 09, 2019
    Nice Information! Keep sharing! For more information about insomnia,kindly visit Nitrazepam UK
  46. olpidem Tartrate 10mg | Apr 09, 2019
      About Sleeping Disorders Must visit our , Blogs… for it. Kindly Visit: Zolpidem Tartrate 10mg
  47. Sleeping Tablets Online | Apr 09, 2019
    Nice Blog thanks for sharing visits at:- Sleeping Tablets Online   |
  48. Buy Mogadon 10mg Online | Apr 09, 2019
    I read this article. I think You put a lot of effort to create this article. I appreciate your work. Buy Mogadon 10mg Online
  49. Robust Posts | Apr 09, 2019
  50. SPUK | Apr 08, 2019
    A Blog that gives you all information about insomnia and the solution is also there: Buy Sleeping Tablets UK

    Leave a comment


    One Giant Leek For MankindOne Giant Leek For Mankind

    Saturday 4 May, 11am

    Join comedian, author, illustrator and all-round idiot Olaf Falafel as he introduces his latest book 'It's One Giant Leek For Mankind'. 
    As well as this slightly (but not too) educational tale of the 1969 moon landings, there will be really bad jokes, cool drawing tutorials, farting moon baboons and lots of general mucking around. 

    "Brilliantly funny!"
    Tim Peake (actual astronaut)
     
    Suitable for: 4 to 10 years
    Running time: 1 hr
    Tickets: FREE

    Book Now


    Build a Lego UniverseBrick by Brick

    Saturday 4 May, 1pm & 5pm

    Get ready to build your own Universe with physicist Ben Still. Find out how our Universe evolved from a split second after the Big Bang to the formation of stars and the elements of the periodic table. Put your newfound knowledge of nature’s building blocks and construction rules to the test as you create your own Lego® Universe.

    Are you a fan of physics or keen on chemistry? Prize winning physicist and author Dr Ben Still Described by The Washington Post as "A British physicist with a knack for explaining abstract concepts" will be available to sign copies of his books. Particle Physics Brick by Brick explains the complicated topic of Particle Physics in an accessible way using LEGO bricks. The Secret Life of the Periodic Table tells the story behind the discovery, use and names of each of the 118 elements of the periodic table.

    Suitable for: 7 to 15 (1pm Show) & 16+ (5pm Show)
    Running time: 1hr
    Tickets: FREE


    How a Star is BornUoH

    Saturday 4 May, 2:15pm

    We know stars exist because we can see them, but how did they get there? We can't experiment on them, we can't make one in a lab, so how do we find out what they are made of and how they came to be? This amazing puzzle underpins so many questions about our universe and the only clue we have is light!

    In a journey that took thousands of years from staring at the sky to the world's biggest supercomputers, Dr Sarah Jaffa will explain what we know so far about how to make a star, and how we figured this out, as well as some of the things we don't understand and how we are trying to learn more about them.
     
    Suitable for: 14+
    Running time: 45mins
    Tickets: FREE

    Book Now


    I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens...UoH

    Saturday 4 May, 3:15pm

    "I’m not saying its aliens, but…”   Recent high-profile discoveries such as the interstellar visitor ‘Oumuamua, curiously flickering stars and fast radio bursts have all raised the question: have we already seen evidence of alien intelligence in space?  Dr Ben Burningham will explore this idea, and look ahead to what the data-rich near-future of astronomy may hold in store for the search for ET.

    Suitable for:
     14+ 
    Running time: 45mins
    Tickets: FREE

    Book Now


    Chris Lintott and Steve Pretty’s Universe (of Music)UoM

    Saturday 4 May, 8pm

    This evening of conversation, contemplation, science and music brings together two expert enthusiasts to explore each other’s domains. Astronomer Chris Lintott (BBC The Sky at Night, Stargazing Live) takes us from the beginning of the Universe to the future of the Universe and Musician Steve Pretty (Hackney Colliery Band) brings his trumpet, a drumming robot and a conch shell to explain what music is and how it can help us to understand the cosmos.
     
    Suitable for: 10+
    Running time: 1hr 15mins
    Tickets:
     £14.50, £12.50 Concession, £10.50 Dacorum Card, £6 Student

    Book Now