Surgeon and author of Viking Village
What might the red planet be like if we could ever actually travel there in person, and what might the journey do to those who travel there?
Although initially interested in Mars as the background for a science novel he published last year – Viking Village – Steven Cutts has drawn together a wide range of scientific input to consider the important question of what space exploration might be like in reality.
As issues on our home planet – including global warming – take over the scientific community, the idea of whether we can or will live only on Earth for ever is a vital one. Mars’ climate, geology, resources, distance, and accessibility take centre stage tonight. Come and explore the science behind the fiction, and consider the obstacles to one day making space exploration a reality.