Taking the twinkle out of your eye

An interactive evening exploring the depths of the Universe through the lens of a space-based telescope.

Hubble telescope Image credit: David Pierce/New Mexico State University

In this Café Scientifique, Dr Richard Massey explained the advantages of observing planets, stars and enigmatic substances such as dark matter from outside of the Earth’s turbulent atmosphere.

The audience got to make the comparison themselves as we compared images captured from earth and space-based systems, and learnt how an experimental technology could see scientists launching new telescopes into space using giant helium balloons.

Taking the twinkle out of your eye 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Events coming up

  • Memory and mental time travel 25 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Join Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins at the Hay Festival.
  • Random walk to graphene 25 May 2015 at Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales Andre Geim talks to Roger Highfield at the Hay Festival.
  • Are you seeing clearly? 26 May 2015 at The Royal Society, London CafĂ© Scientifique exploring the future of light on earth.

For more events please see the events diary.

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