Question of Science 2016

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Wednesday 12th October


We are excited to announce that this year’s Question of Science guest of honour is none other than Colonel Chris Hadfield. Described as the “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Hadfield has intercepted Soviet bombers in Canadian airspace, lived on the ocean floor, been NASA’s Director of Operations in Russia, and recorded science and music videos on board the International Space Station which have been seen by hundreds of millions.

Colonel Hadfield will tell tales of his exploration as the first Canadian to walk in space and give a personal account about his days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) at our annual dinner. He will discuss the future of space, his return to Earth, that famous Bowie-tribute video, as well as answering questions from the audience. 

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Question of Science Quiz and Dinner

Our annual Question of Science event allows guests to come together for a unique evening of entertainment, friendly competition, good food and to celebrate science. Whether you come with friends, colleagues from work or clients, the evening will be out of this world.

Between which two planets does the asteroid belt lie? Who wrote science fiction novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”? And which scientist coined the word gas? Quiz host, Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay, will put teams through their paces as they put their science knowledge to the test during rounds of complex conundrums and perplexing puzzles. Who will win the coveted Question of Science trophy?

The Detail

Question of Science is on Wednesday 12th of October. The evening will start at 6pm with a champagne reception in the Science Mall. A delectable three-course dinner will be served between quiz rounds:

Starter: Confit chicken and duck terrine with red onion chutney, toasted brioche
Main: Roast rump of Perthshire lamb, herb mashed potato, fine green beans, Madeira sauce
Dessert: Blackberry mousse with ripe poached pear, hazelnut biscuit

*A vegetarian option is available on request. Please let us know of any dietary requirements you have.

Each table of ten guests will be entered as a team to the Question of Science Quiz. Smaller groups of guests will be combined to make up a team of 10.

Download the Question of Science brochure for more information. icon Question of Science 2016 brochure

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