Tuesday 13 November 2018 - 19:30 to Wednesday 14 November 2018 - 19:30

How can a retro dessert explain how astronauts safely return to Earth? What connects molten sugar and micro-meteorite protection? How would you even bake bread in space? Join Andrew Smyth, aerospace engineer and Great British Bake Off finalist, and scientist, performer and explorer, Dr Niamh Shaw on a gastronomic journey into orbit. This interactive event, with special guests from the European Space Agency, will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keeps astronauts alive in space.

The hit of Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018, the show ponders the fascinating science behind baking, eating in space and testing if we could actually bake a cake on the International Space Station. Joined by Romain Charles, crew support for ESA astronauts heading to the International Space Station and others guests, this is a fun, interactive family event, with live demos, experiments and lots and lots of baking. Baking in Space is a Science Week Ireland event not to be missed! Funded by Science Foundation Ireland and delivered in partnership by British Council Ireland and Dr Niamh Shaw in association with Andrew Smyth, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory and the European Space Agency. Supported by Yakult.

Tickets cost €5.00. Book directly at Smock Alley Theatre:       

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About Andrew Smyth: Andrew is an engineer, baker and presenter who gained a nationwide following for his outrageously engineered creations when he reached the final of the BBC's Great British Bake Off in 2016. He divides his time between aerospace research, presenting events and contributing to TV, radio & online features. He has toured his live "bakineering" show around the UK and has even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William. Constantly curious, he is inspired by flying machines of all sorts and has dreams of becoming a science broadcaster.