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Sounds of space



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!

Sounds captured in space are inspiring a new generation of filmmakers

The SSFX (Space Sound Effects) project has challenged independent filmmakers from around the world to create short films incorporating a series of strange sounds from space. These noises have all been recorded by satellites, and are currently being studied by space physicists. The results are a collection of videos, spanning a wide array of topics and genres, connected only by these sounds.

Hear from the scientists and filmmakers involved with the project in this dynamic discussion, and watch snippets of the highly creative results.

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 14+
  • 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

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Sounds of space

Discover how sounds captured from space are inspiring a new generation of filmmakers with the SSFX short film project.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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