This event happened in the past (2018 edition)

Spectacular Science

With Mark Thompson

This is an event from the 2018 edition

Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and amazing chemical reactions, with science broadcaster and author Mark Thompson. A show for all the family, children and grownups alike.

‘Packed full of high voltage, chemically charged fun to fire young minds… terrifically light-hearted introduction to the serious business of science’ **** (

Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the universe. Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this spectacular show. Mark, a regular face on Good Morning Britain, Five News and an established author, was also co-presenter of the original series of BBC’s Stargazing Live.

Born in Norfolk, Mark has had a fascination with all things in the sky ever since he was a small boy. At the age of 10 he got his first view through a telescope; Saturn in all its glory. It ignited a passion that has stayed with him ever since. Not content with the small second-hand telescope his parents bought for him, he set about making his own telescopes; grinding mirrors and eventually constructed a 14″ reflecting telescope.

As an astronomy populariser, he has been keen to introduce a new, contemporary and fresh image of science to the public and to that end has for the last 20 years, lectured on a vast array of astronomical subjects from the Moon to Black Holes and the end of the Universe.

Mark has been a contributor on the Sky at Night and The Culture Show and now enjoys bringing the beauty of the night sky down to Earth through many different outlets. Embracing social media, Mark ‘tweets’ regularly with tens of thousands of followers and he is now working with a number of agencies on some exciting new projects for the coming years.


Monday 22 October
Venue: Norwich Playhouse – please note new venue
Cost: £6
Age: 5+


All attendees need a ticket. Under 12s must be accompanied.