20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Dallas Campbell: We choose to go to the moon…

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world’s tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the International Space Station, to name but a few…

Having started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC 1). Dallas has since presented some of the most ambitious landmark series across the BBC and beyond: Britain Beneath Your Feet, Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered, The Treasure Hunters and Supersized Earth (BBC 1), City In The Sky and Airport Live (BBC 2), Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier, The Drake Equation: The Search for Life and The Sky at Night (BBC 4) and Time Scanners (Nat Geo). On BBC 4 he is also a regular presenter of the Horizon Guide series. He recently published his first book, called Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet.

We choose to go to the moon…

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing: the culmination of 400,000 people working to President Kennedy’s impossible deadline, with technology that didn’t yet exist, to explore a place we knew nothing about, but which became the defining moment of the twentieth century.

Celebrate this weekend with TV science presenter Dallas Campbell on a fascinating journey of how the impossible was made possible. From forgotten stories of the space race, to those first footsteps on the moon and a look to the future of human spaceflight.

With beautiful images from Dallas’ critically acclaimed space history book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet; stunning archive footage and clips from Dallas’ TV science programmes, including behind the scenes at Tim Peake’s launch, this is an event for anyone who’s looked up at the stars…and then wondered how to get there.


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