How are the giant planets protecting us?

Cafe Scientifique with Dr Christopher Arridge

Image courtesy of NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute. Edited by J. Major Image courtesy of NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute. Edited by J. Major

Event details

Jupiter is over 600 million kilometres away from us - how has it helped our planet to evolve safely? What are the space environments surrounding the giant planets like? Why are these planets important in the history of our solar system? Discover the surprising nature of the space surrounding giant planets, and how this helps protect both them and planet earth.

Dr Christopher Arridge is a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London.

Attending this event

This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Recorded audio will be available on this page a few days afterwards.

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Free and open for all to attend, join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

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How are the giant planets protecting us? 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

For more events please see the events diary.

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