Brighton Science Festival

A HISTORY OF ROCKETRY



Monday 12 February 2018

7:30pm - 9:15pm

Sallis Benney Theatre
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY
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Setting off rockets in a theatre – what could possibly go wrong? A mix of history, science, explosions and mayhem, Jon London’s one-man show takes a look at the history of rocketry over the last two and a half thousand years, from Ancient Greece through China to the space race and the modern day.

Along the way we set off some gunpowder, show you how to make a 2000-year-old steam engine, fly a rubber chicken and fire up a live hybrid rocket engine. It’s equal parts history lesson and science lesson, with a bit of surreal comedy thrown in for good measure.

Book early for the safe seats!

Due to loud noises we recommend against young children attending.

Jon London is a science presenter who has been involved with several TV shows. He’s been a behind-the-scenes boffin on Braniac and Stargazing LIVE. He’s also one of the few people in the UK fully insured to bring gunpowder into primary schools.

Ages 11+

£6

ADVANCE SALES HAVE NOW STOPPED, BUT THERE WILL BE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

DOORS OPEN AT 7pm FOR A 7.30pm START