Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:45

A galaxy of TV stars is set to appear at the Eden Project’s Expedition Space event this summer.

Dallas Campbell from BBC One’s Bang Goes the Theory, TV rapper and scientist Jon Chase, and John Hinton, who performs space-themed songs, will be resident at Eden for a week each for the remainder of the summer holidays.

All next week (August 13 to 19), Dallas will present a packed talk on space travel of the past, present and future.

He is a broadcaster who presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes: The Gadget Show, Bang Goes the Theory, The Sky at Night, Stargazing Live and The Science of Stupid.

His documentaries, which include Supersized Earth, the aviation series City in the Sky, and Britain Beneath Your Feet, reveal the awesome scale and wonder of our man-made world. Over the years he’s given audiences a unique backstage pass to some of the planet’s most extraordinary stories, people, and locations.

Jon Chase (August 20 to 26) is bringing his fact-packed rap science show at Eden.

Jon is a science communicator and rapper based in South Wales. His presenting work includes CBBC’s Space Hoppers and Street Science for the Open University. His raps have featured on CBeebies’s Rhyme Rocket and Channel 4 Learning as well as being featured in the Bitesize science online learning resources.

John Hinton (August 27 to September 2) will take his audience on a magical musical journey, with a repertoire of science songs all linked to space.

John is a science communicator and singer-songwriter, who has won awards across the UK and Australia for his musical comedy science shows. Ensonglopedia of Space is a brand new show created especially for the Eden Project.

His “Scientrilogy” of musical comedies, in which he plays Charles Darwin (The Origin of Species...), Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking) and Marie Curie (The Element in the Room), have won multiple awards internationally and have toured almost continually since 2009.

The shows are to be performed every day in the Mediterranean Biome at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. They are interspersed with performances of Eden’s own Great Cornish Take-Off show, which take place at midday, 2pm and 4pm.

Expedition Space runs until September 2. The programme also includes a spectacular mission to Mars, mini-golf on Mercury and a daring slide down the surface of a moon. The intergalactic activities take place across Eden with plenty to do in all weathers.

All activities, with the exception of the Venus VR experience, are included in the standard Eden Project admission fee. For full details, opening times and prices see www.edenproject.com.