We step out of our solar system, into the universe, seeking only peace and friendship…”
So says the message from the human race on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there...y’know...anyone out there?
I really wanted to know, so I went to speak to an astrophysicist to find out.
This is what I discovered: stellar wobble. The mirror test. The Drake Equation. Fermi’s Paradox. The enhanced human. Murderous dolphins.
Somewhere between stand-up comedy and an astrophysics lecture, Third Angel brings you a simple show about big ideas; the story of how a three-hour conversation with an astrophysicist changed the way Alex understands the way the Universe works.
600 People explores how we think about evolution and intelligence, belief, communication and space travel. This is a show that explores the stories we tell, in order to understand our place in the cosmos. A show that asks if there are extraterrestrials in our galaxy. A show that asks what it means to be human.
Well, we did say they were big ideas…
Doors will open at 19:00pm
Leeds International Festival