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Summer Science Online: Ask the SpaceXperts


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14:00 - 16:00


Part of Summer Science Online  - the Royal Society's free digital programme of talks, quizzes and videos celebrating cutting-edge and historic science.

Ask the SpaceXperts

What are black holes? Are we alone in the Universe? How do rockets work? This is your chance to quiz our collection of space experts in this Q&A as we’ll be joined by exhibitors from previous years to help us explore the answers to some of the biggest questions about the Universe.

Join in live and send us your questions on the day using #RSAskTheSpaceXperts.

Exhibit groups joining us from previous years include:

From 2pm, A message from afar, ask them questions about:

  • Planets beyond our solar system;
  • Humanity within a vast Universe;
  • Extra-terrestrial intelligence; and more.

From 2.40pm, Galaxy makers – how do you build a galaxy? ask them questions about:

  • What galaxies are made of;
  • How galaxies are formed;
  • Supermassive black holes; and more.

And Gaia: one billion stars in 3D, ask them questions about:

  • The Milky Way;
  • Stars and planets;
  • Astronomy; and more.

From 3.20pm, Living on the Moon, ask them questions about:

  • Finding water and living on the Moon;
  • Modern lunar space missions;
  • How the Moon was formed; and more.
Summer Science Online: Ask the SpaceXperts

Friday 17 July 2020, 2pm - 4pm

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