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#67 – Mark Thompson

Published August 29, 2021

Astronomer Mark Thompson DSc tells Helen about his 140-hour space lecture

Astronomer Mark Thompson DSc is preparing to deliver a 140-hour marathon lecture – a first in terms of studying extreme sleep deprivation & an attempt which will hopefully break a Guinness world record.

A familiar face from BBC1’s The One Show & Stargazing Live, Mark will be scientifically monitored as he lectures on deep space, our solar system, black holes, the fact all our body atoms were created inside stars (!) & much more.

Marks explains the results will likely have real implications, including the possible development of an algorithm to detect when people are too tired to drive.