22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Dallas Campbell: A7-L – How to make a spacesuit

Dallas is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual presenters working in the industry. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world: sewer diving in Mexico City, abseiling off the world’s tallest building in Dubai and filming Tim Peake’s rocket launch to the International Space Station, to name but a few…

Having started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC 1). Dallas has since presented some of the most ambitious landmark series across the BBC and beyond: Britain Beneath Your Feet, Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered, The Treasure Hunters and Supersized Earth (BBC 1), City In The Sky and Airport Live (BBC 2), Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier, The Drake Equation: The Search for Life and The Sky at Night (BBC 4) and Time Scanners (Nat Geo). On BBC 4 he is also a regular presenter of the Horizon Guide series. He recently published his first book, called Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet.

Talk: A7-L – How to make a spacesuit

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo XI, author & TV presenter Dallas Campbell will tell the story of Apollo’s most enduring visual symbol: the iconic A7-L spacesuit: the most expensive, technically challenging, and culturally significant item of clothing ever engineered.

The talk will feature stunning archive footage and photography as well as his own beautifully made replica of Neil Armstrong’s iconic A7-L Apollo moon suit.

Days

Saturday 2019