Great Exhibition Road Festival – London
June 29, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Project: The Space Shed (2017-2023)
We kick off our summer season with our friends at the Science Museum as part of this amazing FREE festival in London’s Exhibition Road. We’ll be hosting a weekend of space-based entertainment for all the family in Princes Gardens. Register for everything FOR FREE here.
Saturday 29 June
1130 – How To Save the Planet
Inspired by the Apollo Moon Landings, UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner is trying to work out what we can all do to save the planet. Join him and UNSA’s first astronaut Mini Jon as they shoot for the Moon.
1pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Professor Chris Riley
Chris has spent a lifetime studying NASA’s Apollo project, interviewing many of the astronauts, their friends and families in the course of making some of the most iconic films about the Moon including Neil Armstrong – First Man on the Moon for the BBC and the the multi-award winning feature documentary ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing his latest book is “Where Once We Stood” an illustrated account of one of humanity’s most extraordinary chapters in our history, when twelve human beings set foot upon the Moon.
3pm – How to Save the Planet
4pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Professor Jenny Nelson
Jenny is Professor of Physics at Imperial College London’s Blackett Laboratory and is Head of the Climate change mitigation team at the Grantham Institute. Jenny will be chatting to UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner about her work at the leading edge of solar power technologies and how we might help save the planet.
Sunday 30 June
1130 – How to Save the Planet
1pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Chaitanya Kumar
Chaitanya is a climate activist and senior policy advisor for the Green Alliance. Chaitanya will be chatting to UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner about how we might best make the change to a low carbon future and help save the planet.
3pm – How to Save the Planet
4pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Andrew Smith
Andrew is a writer and the author of one of the best books ever written about the Apollo Moon Landings ‘Moondust’. Andrew travelled across America to meet as many of the surviving Moon Walkers as he could and the result is a thrilling blend of history, reportage and memoir that rekindles the hopeful excitement of an incandescent hour in America’s past when anything seemed possible. As ‘Moondust’ is re-released in 2019 with a new chapter-length Afterword to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moonlanding, Andrew will be reading from the book, chatting to UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner about meeting the Apollo astronauts and answering your questions from his unique perspective.