From Aliens to Astronauts and Classics to the Cosmos, this year we will be reaching for the skies to celebrate Portsmouth: Space City. Inspired by the city’s motto Heaven’s Light Our Guide our programme will mark Portsmouth’s role as a centre of excellence for cosmology, astronomy and space technology – and science fiction will also feature, inspired by the ‘father of science fiction’ former Portsmouth resident HG Wells. Internationally renowned figures from the world of music and the arts, science and technology will take part in a wide range of events including an opening weekend featuring NASA Astronauts Andrew Thomas and Shannon Walker.
Cloud Appreciation Society founder, Gavin Pretor-Pinney will be giving a talk at the Portsmouth Festivities on 22nd June 2011. It is entitled “How to Collect Clouds” – details can be found here
Visit the Festivities website at www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk