Join us for a full weekend of fascinating cosmic culture, from best-selling authors, academics and artists, including the brilliant best selling author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, the return of Prof David Nutt, Prof Danny Dorling and the acclaimed Arthur Miller.

The Observer Tech & Science will host an afternoon of talks and debates around fakes news, with leading journalists and politicians discussing whether the increasing trend in our post-truth, post-Trump world threatens democracy itself. 

There will be an exclusive screening and live rescore of The Moomins and The Comet – the Tove Jansson classic by the original composer, plus a 50th anniversary celebrtaion of Captain Scarlet

The brilliant composer Ilan Eshkeri will discuss his unique project with Tim Peake, creating music for space.  Bluedot will also celebrate the 80th anniversary of an electronic pioneer with Delia Derbyshire Day – an afternoon of talks and workshops inspired by inspirational musician.

The scientific secrets of Dr Who, unveiled by Marek Kukula and Simon Guerrier, and the Dark Web – a magical mystery tour around the darker side of the internet, where anyone can operate under a cloak of anonymity, and why we should care what happens there, hosted by Geoff White, head of Tech for Channel 4

Check out our line-up page to see all the above full profiles, plus lots more!

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