Debunking the myths of space with Frank Deboosere & Jan Verheyen

Is it true that in space, no one can hear you scream?
Can you even clear any kind of spaceship run in less than 12 parsecs?
What does an explosion in space really look like?

When you think about it, it’s quite odd, but most people know their outer space facts from movies, series, games and other fiction. But how many of those facts actually hold true?

Enter famous Belgian movie director Jan Verheyen and Belgian weather man and space expert Frank Deboosere. The former will present numerous fictional space scenes and the latter will study them with a lense of reality.

Jan Verheyen

Belgian movie maker and walking encyclopedia for blockbusters and B movies alike. Has an incredible archive of movie facts and is not afraid to use it.

Frank Deboosere

Weather man on national Belgian television (VRT) and space expert at the MIRA Observatory. If you’re planning on hitchhiking through the galaxy, take this man with you!


Sunday, April 3rd, 2022
– Part 1: 12:15h – 13:00h
– Part 2: 15:00h – 15:45h

The Cosplay Stage


Join us on a journey through interesting sci-fi and other fiction, to see which space scenes can stand the test of real-life science, at FACTS Spring 2022, in Flanders Expo Ghent!

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