Dallas Campbell is a broadcaster who presents some of TV’s most popular factual programmes, including The Gadget ShowBang Goes the TheoryThe Sky at Night, Stargazing Live and The Science of Stupid.

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His documentaries, which include Supersized Earth, the aviation series City in the Sky, and Britain Beneath Your Feet, reveal the awesome scale and wonder of our man-made world. Over the years he’s given audiences a unique backstage pass to some of the planet’s most extraordinary stories, people, and locations. Go to the Television section to watch Dallas in action.

Dallas has also written a book, Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet. It's the perfect gift for anyone who needs to get off the Earth quickly, or even just dreams of doing so.

For Dallas science isn’t a subject. It’s an adventure. He has a lifelong passion for understanding how the world works and for exploring our relationship with science, technology and engineering – past, present and future.

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Awards

  • In 2015 Dallas was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association for his work in promoting science as an integral part of culture

  • He is a judge on the annual Young Scientist of the Year awards

  • In 2017 he received the Arthur Clarke Award for his work in popularising space science, history and education to a wide audience

  • He holds the Guinness world land speed record for the fastest Scalextric car

  • He was a winner on BBC Celebrity Mastermind, his specialist subject was the films of Werner Herzog


Guest Director

In 2017 Dallas was made the Cheltenham Science Festival guest director with former NASA head of science Ellen Stofan


Patron

Dallas is a proud patron of both TeenTech and Gravity Fields Science Festival