SCIENCE IS COOL: Win tickets to Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show with the Asian Express
SCIENCE IS COOL: Win tickets to Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show with the Asian Express

Astronomer and well known TV personality Mark Thompson will dial up the fun in his newest experiment for the whole family ‘Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show’ at Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds on Saturday 15th October.

You think science is boring, think again; this is science like you have never seen before.

Designed for children of six years and up, the brand new Spectacular Science Show explores the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex-generating dustbins, dancing paste, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes.

TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for many years with his fascinating journeys around the Universe.

Now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand new show to be enjoyed by children and grown-ups alike.

“I’ve still got that boyish enthusiasm for the world of nature,” Mark says. “And that takes you down all the different routes of science: physics, chemistry, biology, geology – it’s all fascinating.”

With 20 years of experience in observational astronomy, Mark Thompson has an expert and entertaining ability to bring complex scientific concepts to everyone along with a desire to engage people of all ages with the wonders of science.  

As co-presenter on RTS Award nominated show Stargazing LIVE, a regular face on The One Show and the Alan Titchmarsh Show along with regular contributions for Discovery News’ website he brings the image of scientific study into the 21st Century with a bang.  

Competition time

For your chance to win one of two family tickets* to Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show just answer the following question:

What type of exploding toothpaste does Mark make in his show?

1. Elephant’s

2. Koala’s

3. Shark’s

Send your answer, along with your full name, address and contact number to for a chance to win (terms and conditions apply).

*Family tickets cover entry for four people, maximum two adults