Hot off an appearance at this year’s Manchester Podcast Festival, the ever-popular Science(ish) – a show that looks at the peculiar science behind mainstream science fiction movies, TV shows and pop-culture – returns for a special free show at the Science and Industry Museum on Tue 10 Dec. In celebration of the venue’s immersive ongoing exhibition The Sun, which explores the intricacies and long history of Earth’s all-important star, hosts writer and TV presenter Rick Edwards (BBC One’s  quiz show !mpossible) and journalist and author Dr Michael Brooks (The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook) will set their keen, science-informed sights on Danny Boyle’s 2007 space thriller Sunshine to dissect the logistics, accuracies and absurdities of this modern sci-fi classic.

Unfamiliar with the film? Set in the near future, Boyle’s story takes us to a cold world where the sun has died, leaving humanity on the ropes. In a last ditch attempt for survival, a group of scientists and astronauts embark on a perilous mission to reignite the universe’s most powerful star – however as with most science fiction movies, things don’t exactly go to plan. Tickets for this exclusive Science(ish) show are free – and won’t be advertised as part of the podcast’s main selection of shows. Plus, Science(ish) bookers can even get exclusive, half-price tickets to see The Sun exhibition before the show begins. Half price tickets are available only to bookers and must be used on the evening of Science(ish)’s live show on Tue 10 Dec. Simply head to the Science and Industry’s Museum’s website for more information.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Tue 10 Dec, 6pm - 7.30pm (exhibition), 7.30pm - 8.45pm (Podcast), Science and Industry Museum,
Liverpool Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4FP
, Tel: 0161 832 2244, Free
Simon Bland
Published on:
Thu 14 Nov 2019