Space Dust: A Mini Symposium with Nature Astronomy

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Event type: 
Date and time: 
8 March | 6pm - 10pm
Price: 
Adult (16+ yrs) £16.00 | Students (16+ yrs) and Academics FREE
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Season: 
Evenings and Lates
10% members discount

What is the purpose of dust in our Universe? Experts in astronomy discuss how dust is a key ingredient to the formation of our Solar System, the development of life and even in understanding a galaxy.

Listen to experts across astronomy fields gather to discuss dust in space. Why exactly is dust important and why do we need it to understand the Universe? This symposium will be hosted by research experts and attended by both students and members of the public interested in everything from asteroids to planet formation to galaxies. This is an exciting opportunity to see cutting edge research and discussion in action.  This event is held in collaboration with Nature Astronomy.

Four scientists will gives talks on space dust spanning different size scales in our Universe. Together, they will touch on topics from galaxies, the formation of a solar system, small rocky bodies (asteroids and comets) and how the conditions for space are being recreated in laboratories. After the talks, our cafe will be open with food and drinks available for purchase. The event wraps up with a Q&A panel session back in the planetarium with the scientists.

Age Recommendation: 14+ yrs

NOTE: For Student (16+ yrs) and Academic tickets, please contact our Bookings Team at telephone number +44 (0)20 8312 6608 or email bookings@rmg.co.uk with subject 'FREE SPACE DUST'. University students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and academic staff must bring a valid Student or Staff ID with them on arrival. 

 

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