Dallas presents some of television’s most popular factual programmes including: Science of Stupid, Bang Goes the Theory, The Gadget Show, Stargazing Live, The Sky at Night, Supersized Earth, Time Scanners, City in the Sky, Egypt’s Lost Cities, The Treasure Hunters, and Britain Beneath Your Feet.
His immersive documentaries lift the curtain on our human planet, giving audiences of all ages and backgrounds an exclusive backstage pass to some of the world’s most fascinating stories, ideas and places. From the bottom of Mexican sewers, to hanging off the top of the Burj Khalifa, Dallas has filmed in some of the most hair-raising places on Earth.
Beyond television, Dallas is an author, speaker, and ambassador for STEM education. He works closely with several major outreach initiatives, including The Big Bang Fair (young scientist and engineer of the year awards), Equinor Young Imagineers (with the Science Museum), and TeenTech, which helps kids across the UK think creatively about technology and innovation. He works internationally with the British Council’s FameLab project, designing and running workshops for early career academics, helping them hone their science communication skills.
He has won many plaudits for his services to the public understanding of science, including an Honorary Masters degree, an Honorary Fellowship from the British Science Association, honorary life membership for his work at the Royal Institution, and an Arthur C Clarke Media Award for services to space science. In 2016 Dallas was a guest director of the Cheltenham Science Festival.
His book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet charts the history, science and culture of human spaceflight. He has also contributed to the book Aliens: Is There Anyone Out There? edited by Jim Al Khalili, and has written for The Sky At Night magazine, BBC’s Science Focus, and The Observer.
Listen to the 17 Questions podcast for an interview with Dallas.