Dr. Christopher Riley, personal archive

Saturday 26 September 2020 -
20:30 to 21:30
Cosmos hall in partnership with А1 | general audience | ticketed event

Fifty years after the first Apollo Moon landings – a host of countries and private companies are racing back to the Moon. Dr. Christopher Riley explores the events and technological advances which are propelling them there and looks forward to the new age of private space flights which will change human society – as we take the next giant leaps needed to become a bi-planetary species.

Christopher Riley is a BAFTA, Emmy, RTS and Grierson nominated filmmaker and science writer. He produced the Sundance Award winning Ron Howard film In the Shadow of the Moon and directed the hit YouTube documentary recreation of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering space flight First Orbit. He is a writer and director of the PBS series Breakthroughs, narrated by the actor Patrick Stewart, and the multi-award winning National Geographic, Will Smith / Darren Aronofsky series One Strange Rock. Riley is Visiting Professor of Science and the Media at the University of Lincoln in the UK and the author of Haynes best-selling Apollo 11 owner’s workshop manual and Where once we stood, nominated for a Kate Greenaway medal. 

In English, translated to Bulgarian.

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