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

  • 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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