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What's on Friday 17 July

The programme for Friday 17 July can be found below. Premiered and live video content will be available to watch on our YouTube channel, with additional activities and online showcases released on social media throughout the day. The Exhibition content is generally suitable for an audience aged 12+. Direct links to each of the sessions will be made live shortly before the start time. All content is free to view and explore, and there is no need to register in advance.

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Concept art for a moon base

What are they up to now?

10.15am – 10.45am

Ever wonder what our researchers do once the Summer Science Exhibition is finished? We catch up with some of our previous exhibitors to find out what’s new with their research since their time at the Exhibition. In this session, we hear from Living on the Moon. Image: © European Space Agency.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Summer Science highlights

11am – 11.15am

Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at some of our highlights over the past few years. Sit back and enjoy a selection of bite-sized videos by our expert exhibitors covering topics from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between. 

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Visitors admiring light-up brain artwork
The 250 ft Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

What are they up to now?

11.30am – 12 noon

Ever wonder what our researchers do once the Summer Science Exhibition is finished? We catch up with some of our previous exhibitors to find out what’s new with their research since their time at the Exhibition. In this session, we hear from A message from afar. Image: © A. Holloway.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Exploring exoplanets 

12.30pm – 12.45pm

Join astrophysicist Professor Giovanna Tinetti as she explores the exotic planets orbiting other stars. With almost 4,000 exoplanets being discovered in the past 20 years alone, there is still lots to be learned. 

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Searching the night sky
Priestley writing with a quill

Doodle of the day

Live from 1pm

Get your creative juices flowing in this daily art challenge. We’ll be posting an image from the Royal Society’s archive collection and we invite you to recreate it - in any format that takes your fancy.   

Follow us on Twitter to find today’s daily challenge. Share your pictures and photos with us using #summerscience.

Ask the SpaceXperts

2pm – 4pm

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 live Q&A. We’ll be joined by previous exhibitors from across the years to help us explore the answers to some of the biggest questions about the Universe.
Image © NASA.

Take part on our YouTube livestream and Twitter. Submit your video questions in advance using #RSAskTheSpaceXperts.

Ask the SpaceXperts

Missed any content during the week?

Head to our dedicated playlist on YouTube to catch-up on any sessions you miss during the week.

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