Is there science in sci-fi? Journalist and author Michael Hanlon explores the science of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and afterwards watch the film itself!
Friday 10 December, 18.00 for 18:30-20:30
The Chemistry Centre, London W1J 0BA
Cancelled - to be rescheduled
Science fiction it may be, but where does the science stop and the fiction start? Science writer and Science Editor of the Daily Mail, Michael Hanlon, comes to the rescue as he explores the science of Douglas Adams’ international phenomenon Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. After the talk you can sit back and relax for an exclusive viewing of the feature film. Witness the end of the Earth, visit Vogsphere and discover the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything.
Originally broadcast in 1978, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Since then it has become an international phenomenon, spanning many different media including a "trilogy" of five books (now translated into over 30 languages), a stage show, a TV series, a computer game, comic books, radio adaptations of the later books and, in April 2005, a Hollywood feature-length film.
So don't panic! Just make sure that you know where your towel is.