Other Newcastle events

Space and Lies

This venue has step-free entrance and accessible facilities.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick St,
Newcastle NE2 1BB
Sold Out!
Space: the final frontier.

We will delve into the minds of people who have been out into space and those who believe it’s all a pack of lies. Hear about the unique mindset of astronauts and their optimistic outlook on life. Then find out why some people think everything – including space travel – is nothing but a conspiracy.

To Mars and beyond

Jonathan Laws (PhD student, Northumbria University)
Jon will explore the positive mental attitude of astronauts: how an astronaut sees a world without borders, and views humans as a single, united species rather than a divided group of nations. We will then delve into the reasons behind how and why they hold this unique view of the world. The next great leap in space exploration will be to Mars - discover how this may change astronauts for the better and provide a new view of human beings and our place within the Universe.

Lunar lies and the flat Earth

Professor Nick Neaves (Psychology, Northumbria university)
Conspiracy theories are becoming increasingly popular, despite in most cases lacking scientific credibility. Nick will share some of his favourite space-related conspiracy theories, such as the NASA moon landings, alien visitations, and the flat Earth theory. He will outline the common themes underlying conspiracy theories, and the psychological characteristics of those who seem to be particularly prone to believing conspiracy theories.
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