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Stefan Gates

Explore the strange chemistry, materials science, physics and biology lurking in everyday things… this is a show for people who think they hate science.

Join Gastronaut Stefan Gates and his long-suffering daughter Poppy for an unforgettable adventure through strange and wonderful chemistry, biology and physics as they tackle questions such as Why can’t you melt a Flake? What are bogies for? Can you make screaming hot plasma in a microwave?

Full of ridiculous and shocking demos, hacks, myth busting and self-experimentation, this is an action-packed family science show that will light the touchpaper of fascination in anyone.  

BBC Gastronaut Stefan Gates is renowned for his world-class science and food shows.

Attending this event online:

  • The event will be livestreamed on the Royal Society YouTube channel on Sunday 11 July 2021 at 11am BST
  • The event will also be available afterwards on our YouTube channel for 7 days
  • This event is suitable for ages 5+
  • This event is free to join and there is no registration required
  • Live subtitles will be available
  • Part of Summer Science 2021
  • Share on social media using #SummerScience
  • For all enquiries contact



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