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Bakineering in Space with Andrew Smyth (Derry~Londonderry)

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Bakineering in Space with Andrew Smyth (Derry~Londonderry)
Event Description

How can a show stopping dessert explain how astronauts safely return to Earth? What connects molten sugar and micrometeorite protection? "Bakineering" holds the answers! If you have a sweet tooth and an appetite for science, then join aerospace engineer and judge of Netflix’s Baking Impossible, Andrew Smyth, on a journey to explore the surprising connections between everyday bakes and the extraordinary engineering that helps keep astronauts alive.

Expect tasters in this interactive talk that is sure to whisk up your curiosity and change your perception of what engineers do.


Andrew Smyth is an aerospace engineer, baker, presenter and producer based in Derby, UK. He gained a nationwide following for his outrageously engineered creations when he reached the final of The Great British Bake Off in 2016. Since then, he's created the art of “bakineering”, toured live shows around the UK & Ireland and produced & starred in an original Netflix series, “Baking Impossible”, released in October 2021.

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