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What do sweet wrappers, Pink Floyd and Darth Vader have in common?

It’s light! From its humble origins from the stars, though to all the colours of the rainbow, the properties of light make dazzling natural phenomena. 

Join Robert Pal on a wonderful quest to understand light in all its glory. Chart the invisible by understanding the full spectrum from ultra violet to infra-red, and discover the importance of light in sun cream, glow-worms and fibre-optic broadband. 

Running times

This event will run at 4pm and 5pm and last approximately 30 minutes.

Talk – admittance for our talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as we can get busy at the weekends and you may need to queue to get into the building.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Doors open 15 minutes before start of event
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements 
  • This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2018

For all enquiries, please email

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