New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. A weekend that will feature four immersive zones covering Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this September, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on earth.
With over 100 of the world’s best scientists appearing over the weekend, and a schedule jam-packed with incredible speakers including fresh-off-the-space-station astronaut Tim Peake, ‘Robot Wars’ host Dara O Briain, Marcus du Satoy and Monica Grady, you’ll get some interesting insights into some of the most brilliant minds of our time. Plus, you’ll have plenty to see and do including getting a sneak peak at the Exomars Rover and a 1000 mph Bloodhound car simulator.
Here are some of the highlights:
• Former rocket scientist Keith Cowing retelling his hijacking of a NASA spacecraft from three-million kilometres away.
• Paleozoologist Darren Naish illustrating what dinosaurs might really have looked like.
• A chance to meet Emotion Robotics’ social robot Nao.
• Seeing the European Space Agency’s Exomars Rover, due for launch in 2020.
If all of this sounds like your idea of an captivating weekend then we have a two tickets to give away to a lucky emailer. All you have to do is tell us the name of one astronaut appearing at the New Scientist Live festival and email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close this Sunday the 18th at midnight.