Scientific voyages at bluedot 2017

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
Professor Tim O'Brien courtesy bluedot

Scientific Voyages at bluedot 2017 at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, 7–9 July 2017, from £27.50 - Book now

As well as a stellar music line up bluedot offers one of the most stimulating science programmes on this planet revealing latest breakthroughs, cutting edge research and exploring (and answering) all the big questions you could possibly think of.

The “dot talks’ series includes over 50 TEDx style explorations from experts all over the world including the BBC’s Dallas Campbell on how we can leave the planet, the European Space Agency’s Vinita Marwaha Madill  on “how to be a rocket woman” and the University of California’s Andrew Siemion alongside Professor Mike Garrett on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The variety is impressive with our secret favourites being the American philosopher-sociologist Steve Fuller on the current state of life-extending technology and Manchester’s Keith Jensen on how human children in captive environments (schools) compare to chimpanzees in zoos.

A Big Question Time panel of scientists from the University of Manchester will give festivalgoers the chance to ask anything – get your questions on aliens, spaceships, climate change, time travel and anything else you have ever wanted to know ready.

A range of family science shows and live experiments in the Star Field and brand new Planet Field are to be announced soon.

Scientific Voyages at bluedot 2017 at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield

7–9 July 2017
From £27.50