Talks and Ideas
Beaker Street Festival
Beaker Street Festival presents

Time Travel in Space: How the Webb Telescope lets us peer 13.5 billion years into the past

Sat 5 Aug 2023 4:00 pm
Studio Theatre

Join Dr Martin George on a journey to the oldest stars and galaxies, when our universe was young and the first sources of light were forming. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is the most powerful telescope ever, but how does it work and why is it capable of showing us beautifully sharp images from an unimaginably distant past?

After the talk, we’ll take in a presentation of some of Webb’s most stunning and impressive images, set to live music.

Immediately following this performance, the audience and speakers will be invited across the street to Beaker Street’s Festival Hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, featuring delicious food and drink, live music, science/art exhibitions, 150+ scientists to chat with, and more!


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A Seat at the Table

Beaker Street Festival's "A Seat at the Table" program helps make events accessible to members of our community who can't afford to purchase a ticket. Ticket buyers have the option to donate towards the cost of a stranger's ticket, allowing someone else to access this great event. If you'd like to donate, you can do so at checkout.

If you’d like to request one or two free tickets, please contact Beaker Street here. You'll be notified by email if a seat is available.


Stalls & Balcony

Adult $35

Concession / student $27

Children (15 years or under) $10


Cabaret tables

Adult (per seat) $39

Concession / student (per seat) $35

Children (15 years or under - per seat) $10


*all bookings will incur a $5 transaction fee



55 mins (no interval)

Patrons' Advice

For wheelchair and accessible seating enquiries, please contact our box office on (03) 6146 3300 or boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au

This talk will be Auslan interpreted.