Celebrity astronaut Chris Hadfield in Sydney at a show hosted by Derek Muller. The only thing that would make it better would be if they hadn’t scheduled it for the same evening as the Mythbusters live show: What were you thinking ground control? It’s almost too much to bear; after a drought, it’s suddenly pouring with geeky shows. The organisers do say that there are people “doing the double” but I’m guessing they don’t have families – both because the family show timings would seem to make that virtually impossible and because, in my case at least, the kids’ brains would explode with that much goodness in one day.
So here’s what the show is all about:
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on and join astronaut Chris Hadfield in celebrating National Science Week. The former commander of the International Space Station became the coolest astronaut in the world when he recorded David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in zero gravity. Since returning to Earth, the Canadian astronaut has inspired audiences across Europe and North America with live talks on space, science and achieving your dreams.
Now he’s heading to Australia for the first time, and in his only Sydney shows he’ll be appearing alongside social media celebrities Derek Muller (Veritasium), Dr Carin Bondar (Scientific American, Discovery) and Destin Sandlin (Smarter Every Day).
The live events will feature a blend of science talk, inspiring stories and performances. If you’re not already fascinated by science, you will be by the end of it.
If you aren’t already seeing Mythbusters, or have the fortitude to ‘do the double’ Space Oddity would be a great show to see. For all the gory details, and booking, on Space Oddity see here.