Week In Geek: 7-13 January 2013

London events for people with curious minds.

A gentle easing-back in to January, with only a handful of events around town this week.

Tuesday

ASTRONOMY: Just a reminder that Stargazing Live, with Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain, returns to BBC2 tonight. All associated events are fully booked, but remember to tune in. 8pm

Wednesday

TUBE: To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first underground trains in London, Oliver Green gives a Gresham talk at the Museum of London about the development of the Tube and its current underpinning importance to the modern city. Free, just turn up, 1pm

Thursday

MORE TUBE: Today marks 150 years since the first passenger service on the London Underground. Join Londonist’s M@ and a panel of experts (Christian Wolmar, Annie Mole, Mark Mason and Gareth “London Reconnections” Edwards) at London Transport Museum for Tube chat and an underground quiz. £10, prebook, 6.30pm

SLEEP: A film screening and discussion exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis and hallucination takes place at the Dana Centre. Free, prebook, 6.30pm

Booking Ahead

Helen Keen’s Spacetacular!, in partnership with Londonist and supported by the UK Space Agency, takes place at the Leicester Square Theatre on 27 January. Space scientists, comedians, musicians and others share an enthusiasm for space exploration, with the audience dressed in tin foil. Book now, £10. Follow Spacetacular! on Facebook.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments, or email matt@londonist.com to tip us off about upcoming events.

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