Am I Made of Stardust?

Illustration of planets

Event schedule details

Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Great Hall, Sherfield Building

Imperial College London

How long would it take me to fly to a star? What would happen if I fell inside a black hole? Would I get a phone signal in space?

Join award-winning scientist and BBC broadcaster Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) as she answers all the questions curious kids will ever have about the Universe.

From whether there are rainbows on other planets, to what dinner tastes like on the International Space Station, join us for an afternoon full of fabulous facts, mind-blowing insights and engaging explanations from the renowned space scientist. Ideal for children aged 8-12 and their parents!

Visitor information

Book free advance tickets ahead of the Festival weekend to reserve your place at this event.

This event is currently sold out. There might be limited drop-in spaces available on the day. 

If you register to attend this family talk, please arrive 10 minutes before the event begins. If you arrive after this time, your ticket may be reallocated.

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Event categories

  • Family with 7+
  • Talks and tours
Illustration of planets