Watch this Space – Will Gater

Watch This Space sees astronomer Will Gater (“one of the current generation of ‘rock star’ science popularisers.” – Exeposé) bring to the stage the story of the extraordinary things humans see when we look to the stars. This thrilling new show delves deep into some of the biggest questions humans have ever asked: what’s ‘out there’, what are the stars, and what is our place in the immense Cosmos that we call home.

Blending spectacular visuals, live demos and inspiring storytelling, Watch This Space will take you on a journey like no other, jumping from our small corner of the Milky Way to some of the most distant objects in the known Universe. If you’ve marvelled at the latest pictures from orbiting telescopes or pondered on the wonders of space, this show is for you.

A starry night sky will never look the same way again…

About Will Gater

Will Gater is a science journalist, author and presenter who has dedicated his career to bringing to life the wonders of the night sky. His writing has appeared in New Scientist, BBC Sky at Night Magazine and Physics World among others, and he makes regular appearances on TV and radio to promote astronomy and science. His most recent book, The Mysteries of the Universe, was published by Dorling Kindersley in 2020 and quickly became a best-seller.

Will is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and has a degree in Astrophysics from University College London. He is also a member of the UK Fireball Alliance, a group of researchers and astronomers dedicated to recovering meteorites that’ve recently fallen in the UK.

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Run time: 2 x 30-35 minutes with 15 minute interval