How can a retro dessert explain how astronauts safely return to Earth?
And what, exactly connects molten sugar and micro-meteorite protection?
You can expect answers to these and other bizarre confectionery questions at a unique event happening at the Kino on Washington Street later this month.
Andrew Smyth, aerospace engineer and Great British Bake Off finalist, and Dr Niamh Shaw, scientist, performer and space explorer will present ‘Baking in Space’, an evening of all things space, food and baking on November 13th, 2019.
The event is in town for one night only as part of Cork Science Week and this is duo guaranteed to hit the stage with some truly fascinating insights.
Ireland, we’re bringing Baking In Space back! Details below, with 2 shows in Dublin plus a show in Galway and Cork 😍 🚀 🍰 https://t.co/nnyt0VBlML
— Andrew Smyth (@cakesmyth) October 16, 2019
Andrew has toured his live “bakineering” show around the UK and has even baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William. Not to be outdone, Niamh has participated in a simulated Mars mission in the Utah desert and experienced microgravity on a Zero G parabolic flight.
Together, Andrew and Niamh will explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and extraordinary engineering, with lots of live demonstrations, tasting and audience interaction.
Ready to blast off? Tickets are €5 here and the family-friendly show starts at 7pm.