Science Museum Lates: Space
The Royal Society

Wed 30/08/2017 from 18h45 to 22h00

Timezone : London (GMT+01:00)

Science Museum
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
SW7 2DD South Kensington
United Kingdom
Prepare for launch, as the Royal Society teams up with the Science Museum, BBC, Wellcome and Open University to bring you the best in UK space research.
Explore the latest research over a drink with some of the UK’s leading scientists.
The Royal Society will be hosting a series of talks and activities across the Science Museum to showcase the best exhibits from our Summer Science Exhibition alongside the Royal Society's leading planetary scientists, cosmologists and astrophysicists.
Galaxy makers
Find out how to build a galaxy using a few simple ingredients, a glug of black holes, a sprinkling of stars and a dash of dark matter, all mixed together by gravity.
Neutrino catchers
Cosmic neutrinos fly through space and pass through Earth any given square kilometre of earth just once per century. Find out about Antarctic expeditions to find these rare particles
Listening to Einstein’s Universe
One hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravity waves. Meet members of the LIGO collaborative research group and the incredible devices they used to prove him right.
Amazing masers
Meet lasers older sibling the maser – beams of concentrated microwaves that can transmit data across astronomical distances without signal loss. Discover how masers could be used to help communications with Mars.
Visualising matter
Visualise corners of the universe that have never been seen before by flying through numerical models of the cosmos, including the EAGLE simulation – as featured in the Terrence Malick film ‘Voyage of Time’.
How to build a galaxy with Professor Frenk
Professor Carlos Frenk CBE FRS builds galaxies for a living. Using supercomputers he delves into the depths of the cosmos to track how tiny wrinkles in the early universe evolved into the complexity of the universe we see around us.
About Science Museum Lates
The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month.
Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as diverse as alcohol, climate change, sex and war – this month the Royal Society is collaborating with the BBC, Science Museum, Wellcome and the Open University as part of the Tomorrow's World project.
For more information please visit the Science Museum website.