The 21st century’s most famous astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, returns to the UK in February for a four-city tour. “An Evening with Chris Hadfield” is a unique 90 minute presentation by this Canadian pioneer reflecting on his 35 year history complete with rarely seen videos from space.
Since his retirement from active duty, Chris Hadfield has appeared worldwide onstage and television. In August and September he returns to the BBC to host “Astronauts: Do you Have What it Takes?” The six -part series takes 12 applicants through a process of challenges devised by Chris to test their suitability to become an astronaut. Do they have the right stuff?
Chris Hadfield undoubtedly does. During his five month stay on the International Space Station, he became something of an extra-planetary media star. He not only shared extraordinary photos, he tweeted the Queen and William Shatner, talked to school children, strummed his guitar and provided demonstration videos about daily life. On his last day on the ISS, he posted a farewell music video online – his version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” It instantly went viral, garnering millions of views quickly. It has now been viewed almost 37 million times.
An evening with Chris Hadfield will open your eyes to dream the impossible. This is highly educational and inspirational presentation that is suitable for all ages. Chris has also published three books: “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth”, “You are Here” and the children’s book, “The Darkest Dark”.
Monday 12 February
Tuesday 13 February
Thursday 15 February
Friday 16 February
Royal Concert Hall