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.
Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited, please book directly at Box Office (booking fees will not apply).
Book a table and receive 10% discount at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.