Chris Lintott – Our Accidental Universe

Tickets £11/£9




The BBC presenter of ‘Sky at Night’, and Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Chris Lintott, takes us on an astonishing tour of bizarre accidents, big characters, and human error to tell the story of some of the most important astronomical events of the past hundred years – from the first sightings of new galaxies to the possibility of twinkling radio stars. As new telescopes are built around the world, Lintott shows us that keeping an open mind will benefit everyone – whatever might still be lurking out there for us to find.





‘Superbly written insights.’ – Professor Brian Cox

‘Chris Lintott is a modest genius. He has quietly revolutionized modern astronomy.’ – Brian May


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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


04 May 2024


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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