✺ solar eclipse expedition


14-22 August 2017

join a small group of creative explorers as we travel across the spectacular deserts, forests and mountains of Western America to witness one of nature’s most incredible sights: a total solar eclipse

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104-page retrospective book (2006-2016)
first edition of 1000
170mm x 240mm
printed with vegetable-based inks on FSC-certified paper made from 100% post-consumer waste

in 2006 we published our first fanzine and began a journey into science and culture. from the depths of interstellar space to the limitless subatomic horizons of particle physics to the most beautiful places on our planet, we’ve been privileged to spend the past decade exploring the wonders and aesthetics of science from a creative standpoint

full of short stories and facts, ten is more than just a retrospective of our work. it’s a visual record of where science has taken us all in the last decade – told through 100 beautiful images from the worlds of astronomy, chemistry, mineralogy, physics, ecology, biology… and beyond

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2016 Icelandic expedition

photo by Tom Sewell

7-12 September 2016

as late summer lingers over the North Atlantic, join a small group of like-minded creative explorers as we travel across, around and underneath Iceland in search of the Northern Lights and other natural wonders in our most ambitious Icelandic adventure to date

amid the stark beauty of the country’s surreal landscapes, we’ll spend the dark nights watching for the Aurora Borealis and the days exploring the country’s geological, volcanic and natural diversity. we’ll hike to towering glaciers, visit slumbering volcanoes, watch erupting geysers, relax in natural hot springs, venture behind tumbling waterfalls and descend under the surface of Iceland’s constantly shifting topography

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☼♀ Worlds in Transit exhibition

© Cat Stevens

6-9 June 2013 | Wayward Gallery | 47 Mowlem Street | London

last summer, we invited a group of artists, filmmakers, astronomers, photographers, choreographers and curators to journey to the remote wilderness of northern Sweden to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event: the Transit of Venus. their observations and artistic output from the expedition now form the basis of a publication and exhibition, launching in London one year on from the Transit

choreographer/artist Nissa Nishikawa filmed a site-specific performance in the forest, set to music composed by Ebe Oke. Cat Stevens and Archie McLeish will show photographs from the days surrounding the event, while filmmakers Kathryn Ferguson, Loren Filis and Fritz Stolberg used the Transit as a backdrop for new work. the exhibition will also feature artwork by Hazel France, Karima AdebibeNatalie Wills and Rebecca Lynch

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print by Ryan Thompson from the series Dark Flight
archival pigment on acid free cotton rag paper
406mm x 508mm
edition of 100

within one of the most well-known collections of meteorites in the world, at the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, there is an uncatalogued collection of rocks of mistaken identity. once identified by professional and amateur meteorite hunters as meteorites, these specimens were later proven to have terrestrial origins. Meteorwrongs is an original photo print featuring 21 of these false positives. they range in size from just a few inches to more than one foot in diameter and they all have one thing in common – they are not meteorites. the collection stands as a testament to the evolution of the science of meteoritics and to the limits of human knowledge

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TOOLKIT: Dr Michael Pittman


Thursday 3 December 2015

we’re beyond excited to announce our first Hong Kong event: an evening with dinosaur discoverer Dr Michael Pittman. part of a new series we’re starting called TOOLKIT, the hands-on talk will feature the HKU palaeontologist discussing his work in the Gobi Desert and the tools he uses. you’ll get the chance to check out actual dinosaur bones and the various brushes, hammers, chisels, picks and other gear essential for a successful dino dig

time: doors 7pm talk from 7:30pm
cost: free but please RSVP
venue: ACO 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
(Exit B of Causeway Bay MTR station, opposite Tin Lok Lane)
language: English

Second Home: Life on Mars

Mars colony

Thursday 16 July 2015
7-9pm | free

with Spacex, NASA, Mars One and MarsPolar all setting their sights on the Red Planet, the coming decades could see the first crewed expeditions to Mars – and because of the vast distances involved we could be there to stay. so what would a small settlement and off-planet society be like? join leading astrobiologist Dr Louisa Preston and prospective Mars settlers Maggie Lieu and Clare Weedon as we explore the daunting challenges but incredible potential of life on another world

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Second Home
68-80 Hanbury Street
London E1 5JL

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where next?

New Horizons

Wednesday 15 July 2015
7pm | free

when NASA’s New Horizons zips past Pluto on July 14th, the ‘classical’ solar system will be completely (if not comprehensively) explored. in a sense, the exciting first chapter in the history of deep space exploration will draw to close – but at the same time, new spacecraft, telescopes and instruments are poised to open up new vistas, allowing us to gaze further than we ever thought possible – perhaps, even, to the very beginning of time

so where will we go next, and how will artists respond to this vast new palette? join super/collider and BREESE LITTLE for an evening at the cutting edge of science, space, art and imagination

30b Great Sutton Street
London EC1V ODU

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Bad Luck, Hot Rocks


edited by Ryan Thompson and Phil Orr
144 pages / 7.5 x 10.5 in. / paperback
140 colour photographs

the Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona protects one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. despite stern warnings, visitors remove several tons of it from the park each year, often returning the rocks by mail (sometimes years later), accompanied by a “conscience letter” which often includes stories of misfortune attributed directly to their theft: car troubles, cats with cancer, deaths of family members, etc

some writers hope that by returning these stolen rocks, good fortune will return to their lives, while others simply apologise or ask forgiveness. Bad Luck, Hot Rocks documents this ongoing phenomenon, combining a series of original photographs of these otherworldly “bad luck rocks” with facsimiles of intimate, oddly entertaining letters from the park’s archives

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Space Life


spiral-bound exhibition catalog
★ only five copies in stock ★

recently shown at the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul, Space Life presented a total of 107 works, including 30 works by seven contemporary artist teams and 77 selected photos from the NASA collection. super/collider has obtained five copies of the exhibition catalog – a true collector’s item and a must-own for space/art fans

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pop/up science shop


Sunday 19 April 2015
11am to 7pm
Boxpark, Shoreditch

our traveling pop-up science shop returns this week with everything from clothing and jewellery to limited-edition publications and prints from brands and people including

Tessa Edwards
Valerie Phillips
Dave Cuvelot / Astronomika
Loren Filis
Simon Vince
Magnetic Zeroes
Present & Correct
& more

it’s all part of Digital Shoreditch’s busy residency at the space – see you down there!

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Mirror Mountain

an ethereal dream unfolding high atop the world, in the windswept silence that lies beyond the afterfuture. a vision at the intersection of earthly geology and crystalline geometry, earth and sky

limited edition photographs and jewellery featured in this story are available for purchase

photography: Cat Stevens
jewellery: Noemi Klein
layout: Carol Montpart

with thanks to Nathan at FUJIFILM UK

sample of the week: “Kryptonite”


this week’s #CrystalsandMineralsMonth sample comes courtesy of Amy Freeborn, an in-house writer at the Natural History Museum who’s awesome job it is to tell the stories behind the museum’s collection. just one example is the innocuous-looking sample shown: a piece of jadarite discovered in Serbia in 2006. a white-ish mineral composed of sodium, lithium, boron silicate and hydroxide – pretty standard, right? except that when NHM mineral expert Dr Chris Stanley found the specimen’s make-up didn’t match anything else known to science, he looked up the mineral’s combination of chemical elements and made a strange discovery

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solar eclipse viewing

solar eclipse

Friday 20 March 2015

join super/collider and friends on the rooftop of Shoreditch House for East London’s best view of the upcoming partial solar eclipse – a rare chance to see the Moon pass in front of the sun to create a crescent. we’ll be watching as the Moon first appears on the sun at 8:25am and reaches maximum coverage at 9:30am before moving off at 10:40am – so stop by to see this rare and ‘second most spectacular’ of cosmic alignments – exceeded only by an awe-inspiring total eclipse! we’ll supply everything you need to safely watch the action, along with some creative ways of viewing the sun

event runs 8am-11am, maximum ‘awesomeness’ is at 9:30am

we regret that our guestlist for this event is now closed. if you are a member of Shoreditch House you can just rock up

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko vs Los Angeles

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Carl Guyenette

Saturday 4 October 2014

as part of this weekend’s Fun Palaces art-meets-science initiative, we’ve teamed up with The Floating Cinema to curate a waterbourne laboratory of interactive happenings centred around the human body. join artists Dario Villaneuva, Carl Guyenette, Sam Bartle and Rachel McGivern as we explore interactive interfaces between science and art, voice and movement, colour and sound. the afternoon-long event will be followed by a screening of director Patricio Guzmán’s critically-acclaimed Nostalgia for the Light – which examines the Atacama Desert through the twin lenses of astronomers probing the depths of space and those searching for relatives who were murdered during the Pinochet regime

free – more info and booking over at The Floating Cinema



featuring work from artists including Katie Paterson and WE COLONISED THE MOON, the The Arts Catalyst‘s Republic of the Moon exhibition combined personal encounters, DIY space plans, imaginary expeditions and new myths for the next space age

bringing a pop cultural take to the proceedings, super/collider curated 
POP ROCK MOON SHOP® – a pop-up store inside the exhibition selling all manner of discerning lunar ephemera. ranging from 3D relief maps and rare art books to cosmic fashion, discerning homeware and actual pieces of the moon, it was the ultimate lunar shopping destination here on planet earth

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Transit 1


print by Cat Stevens
C-type hand print on metallic paper
Edition of 20
527mm x 425mm

from the series ‘Transit of Venus’, created during our Worlds In Transit expedition to witness the passage of Venus in front of the sun

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Transit 3


print by Cat Stevens
C-type hand print on metallic paper
Edition of 20
527mm x 425mm

from the series ‘Transit of Venus’, created during our Worlds In Transit expedition to witness the passage of Venus in front of the sun

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Perseids party!!!


Monday 12 August 2013
4am | Dalston Roof Park | E8 3DL

if you’re up very early (or out very late) next Monday, join us high atop Hackney at the Dalston Roof Park for the latest PopUp Astronomy Club party

from 4am til sunrise on Monday morning we’ll be watching for the peak of the annual Perseids Meteor Shower (aka shooting stars), which should be good this year due to lack of moon-age, plus the planets Jupiter, Mars and Mercury rising in the east. it should be a spectacular morning – if you can bear getting out of bed

please note this will not be so much a ‘party in the sense of people dancing to music’ but rather a ‘party in the sense of sitting quietly watching the sky’. also note the sky will look nothing like the image above