This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017.
“We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship” So says the message on the Voyager spacecraft. But is there really anything (or anyone) out there? In a show based on conversations with astrophysicist Dr Simon Goodwin, Third Angel’s Alexander Kelly sets out to find out. Covering stellar wobble, the mirror test, capitalist chimps and murderous dolphins, this is a simple show about big ideas. Somewhere between stand-up and astrophysics, it explores evolution, intelligence, extraterrestrials, humanity, communication, space travel and the stories we tell to understand our place in the cosmos.