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The Space Shed (How to save the planet)

Event schedule details

Saturday 29 JuneSunday 30 June

11.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00

Event location details

Space Zone

Exhibition Road

In 2019, the Unlimited Space Agency is turning its focus to the greatest existential threat to humanity's existence - global warming as a result of human-made climate change - and how we can all help to (try and) save the planet.

‘How To Save the Planet’ is inspired by the Apollo Moon Landings and NASA image AS08-14-2383 – or 'Earthrise' as it is more famously known. Taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders from behind the Moon, the image is one of the most iconic ever taken and has been described as “the most influential environmental photograph ever”. Seeing our pale blue dot hanging alone in the vastness of space, changes everything for every human that has ever left our home planet…

“Suppose I can transfer the experience which I have to you. Then you would go out and see the Earth. And when you have the spirit and the insight and the attitude of an astronaut, you start to love the Earth. And if you really love something, you don’t want to lose it. Our Earth has cancer.” - Wubbo Ockels, NASA astronaut and the first Dutch citizen in space.

And, seemingly, there is nothing we can do to stop it.

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