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Marcus Chown


Fri 7 Mar 2014, 6:15pm–7:15pm

Where: Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult A: $33.00
  • Friend A: $28.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: NZFestivaloftheArts

(United Kingdom)

Want to know the secrets of life, the universe and everything – in just one hour? Celebrated astrophysicist Marcus Chown is known for his exceptional ability to communicate big, complicated theories in quick and highly entertaining style. Author of many popular science books and recipient of the 2011 Future Book Award for his iPad app The Solar System, Chown says his test for whether he understands something is if he can explain it to someone waiting for a bus.

This event is part of the Writers Week 'New Zealand Listener Late Sessions' supported by New Zealand Listener

The full Writers Week programme is announced on 30 January 2014

Writers Week is supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Creative New Zealand, Flemish Literature Fund, Goethe-Institut, Institut Ramon Llull, Lion Foundation, Museum Art Hotel, National Library of New Zealand, New Zealand Book Council, New Zealand Listener, Royal Society of New Zealand, Swedish Arts Council, Unity Books and Victoria University of Wellington.

The Writers Week is a part of the 2014 New Zealand Festival. Go to to see the full program.

Image credit: © Jeff Fletcher

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