We The Curious – Bristol

September 7, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Project: The Space Shed

We are super excited to be hosting the Colin Pillinger Memorial Event on Millennium Square with our partners We The Curious – “An Afternoon on the Moon” – as well as performances of How To Save the Planet and conversations with climate scientists from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute.

7 – 8 September

Saturday 7th

11amHow 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.

12pm Carbon Conversations

‘Is the Future worth a Conversation?’ This introductory workshop provides a supported safe space to reflect on your attitude and feelings about climate change, and consider potential actions and positive changes you could undertake.

2pm How I Hacked My Way Into Space

The hilarious and moving story of how UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight accidentally set up his own space agency and hacked his way into space.

4pm-6pm The Colin Pillinger Memorial Event

Bristol born and bred, Colin Pillinger led the Beagle mission to Mars and is widely loved as one of the UK’s most inspiring space scientists. For 2019 we are proud and humbled to host “An Afternoon on the Moon” in honour of Colin’s memory.

Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Tim Gregory, Bristol researcher and presenter of BBC Radio Bristol documentary following the work on the Moon samples that were brought to Bristol University 50 years ago.

Followed by a conversation with space scientist Simeon Barber who is working on the Luna 27 mission that will fly to the south pole of the Moon in 2020.

Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Robert Massey and Alexandra Loske on their new book all about the history and culture of The Moon. From its violent birth through to the exhilarating story of the space race and current exploration efforts, they discuss the many faces of the Moon and how they have shaped humanity’s existence.