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Bach, the Universe & Everything returns

Tue Jul 10 2018

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We’re extremely excited to announce all the dates in our next series of Bach, the Universe & Everything, at Kings Place in partnership with the Institute of Physics.

Featuring a Bach cantata and talks from some of Britain’s biggest scientists, it’s a place to experience some of Bach’s greatest music and hear fascinating stories from the world of physics and astronomy.

This season, we’re looking up into the night sky to see what’s out there – searching for alien life, discovering distant worlds and wondering how we might one day reach them.

Each event will host a talk from a number of leading scientists, astronomers and authors including Dallas Campbell and the Sky at Night’s Maggie Aderin-Pocock. They’ll be exploring subjects such as how to leave our galaxy, the mystery of ‘Oumuamua and the prospect of alien life.

Here’s the schedule:

21 Oct           How to Leave the Planet with Dallas Campbell

25 Nov         Worlds Beyond with Professor Suzanne Aigrain, Oxford University

16 Dec          Engineering for Space with Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

27 Jan          The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua with Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast.

24 Feb         Cosmic Dawn with Dr Emma Chapman, Royal Astronomical Society Fellow, Imperial College London

17 Mar        Hunting for Aliens with Professor Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication, University of Westminster

Not sure what a cantata is? Our Co-principal keyboard Steven Devine explains all.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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