I hadn't realised that Dara O'Briain was interested in space until I was sat across the aisle from him at an event at the Science Museum last summer, when Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space was there. I'm a huge fan of Mock the Week and so was giddy to see him (though I didn't have the guts to say anything; he was with his daughter and I figured he didn't need to be hassled by a fan!).
As such I was thrilled to see that he has a book out now about space and I look forward to my copy arriving!
This is from the website of the publisher, Scholastic, "Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe" by Dara O'Briain.
"We’re off to space with Dara! All aboard the laughter shuttle! A bonkers ride to space, launching now from your fave comfy chair. Stop looking down at your phone! Start looking up over your head! Yep: that’s space, and we’re going there right now with funnyman Dara Ó Briain. Seriously – why not? I mean, right here on Earth we can walk around, breathe, drink tea, eat chocolate and read books. It’s lovely! In space you can get poisoned or crushed to death just by going outside. But on Earth you can’t see flaming stars from (kind of) close up, or zoom through the Milky Way, or walk on the Moon. Right?
- An incredible trip to space with comedian Dara Ó Briain
- Travel to the edge of our universe in smart, funny style!
- Full of laughs, incredible facts and two-colour cartoons
- Dara hosts TV shows Robot Wars and Stargazing Live"
Paperback ISBN 9781407181837
£4.99 from the Scholastic website