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Essential information

Event type: 
Date and time: 
11 January 2018 | 7-8.30pm
Price: 
Adult £10.00 | Concession £8.50 | Child £7.00 | + book options
Location: 
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates

In conversation with Andy Weir, author of The Martian and his new book Artemis. Preceded by a trip to the Moon.

Event and copy of Artemis: Adult £21.50 | Concession £20 | Child £18.50 

Join us for a startling planetarium trip to the Moon to set the scene for an in conversation event with author Andy Weir famed for his bestselling book, The Martian.

After flying 380,000km to our nearest cosmic neighbour and seeing it's pockmarked surface in detail, we'll be quizzing Andy about his new book, Artemis, set on the Moon and to find out where science fact meets science fiction.

Andy will also be available for book signing afterwards.

About the book

Life in the lunar city of Artemis is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz is offered a score too lucrative to turn down – if she can plan the perfect crime – and survive it…

And in a city on the moon, there’s only one rule for criminals: don’t get caught.

About the author

ANDY WEIR built a career as a software engineer until the success of The Martian allowed him to write full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and devoted hobbyist of subjects such as orbital mechanics and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has sold 5 million copies in the English language. It went on to become a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon. Film rights to Artemis have already been sold to 20th Century Fox. 

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