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Simon Clark

Hexham Book Festival




Showing at

Hexham Abbey

Firmament - The Hidden Science of Weather, Climate Change & the Air That Surrounds Us

Hexham Abbey - Spiegeltent
Saturday 18 June: 5.15pm
Tickets: £10, £8

A  unique  guide  to  the  science  of  the  atmosphere, the thin, invisible layer of air surrounding Earth, sustaining all known life on the planet and creating the unique climates and weather patterns that make each part of the world different.  

In Firmament, Simon Clark offers a rare and accessible tour of the ins and outs of the atmosphere and how we know what we know about it. From the workings of its different layers to why carbon dioxide is special, from pioneers like Pascal to the unsung heroes working in the field to help us understand climate change, Firmament introduces us to an oft-overlooked area of science and not only lays the groundwork for us to  better understand  the  debates  surrounding  the climate  today, but also  provides a glimpse of the future that is possible with this knowledge in hand. 

Simon is interviewed by Gerry Foley.

Running time: 1hr


Please note: A handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

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