Karl Byrne — The Science of Star Wars

Karl is a communicator of science and travels the world talking about it. His event The Science of Star Wars is a show in itself.

Karl says he wants to open up audiences to the fact that science is “interesting, relevant and fun”. His event at Off the Shelf 2017 was his first visit to Sheffield and his fourth literary festival:

“I read a lot and like being taken to another world. The last time I moved house my books weighed a tonne!”

“I was influenced by the 1978 TV series Cosmos, which is presented by one of its creators, Carl Sagan. It was aired in 1980 and there was a book that accompanied the series.”

“I just used to look at the pictures, but later I saw in it the love of knowledge and the pursuit of science.

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