The 2015 CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution (Ri) are all about how to survive in space. Dr Kevin Fong is opening a window onto today’s most exciting space missions, exploring the future of space travel, and looking at the challenges of protecting human life in the hostile environment of space.
Come to the Ri’s Family Fun Day and take part in activities and see amazing demonstrations about human survival against all the odds.
Astrobiology – The Hunt for Alien Life
Astrobiology is a brand new field of science, encompassing research into the origins and limits of life on our own planet, and where life might exist beyond the Earth. But what actually is ‘life’ and how did it emerge on our own world? What are the most extreme conditions terrestrial life can tolerate? And what would an alien actually look like – how realistic are the life-forms envisaged by science fiction novels and films over the years? Join Lewis Dartnell on a tour of the other planets and moons in our solar system which may harbour life, and even further afield to alien worlds orbiting distant stars, to explore one of the greatest questions ever asked: are we alone…?
Talks at 11.30am, 1.15pm and 2.45pm.
How to survive in space
In December 2015, Tim Peake became the first Briton in space for more than 20 years and a member of the European Astronaut Corps. Kevin Fong takes us on a journey from planet Earth into Low Earth Orbit and beyond. This is the story of human survival against all the odds; the story of how science, medicine and engineering come together to help answer our biggest questions about Life, the Earth, the Universe and our place in it.
Talks at 12.15pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.
PRICES : Standard £14 & Concession £10
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Travel & Directions
The Royal Institution of Great Britain 21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS +44 (0)20 7409 2992 +44 (0)20 7629 3569 firstname.lastname@example.org
The closest tube station to the Royal Institution is Green Park on the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. The Royal Institution is a five minute walk from the station. Also within a ten minute walking distance is Piccadilly Circus tube station, on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, or Oxford Circus tube station on the Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines.
There are numerous bus stops along Piccadilly which runs along the entrance to Albemarle Street. Bus numbers: 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38
There is parking for bicycles located around the corner from the Ri, on Bond Street.
Travelling to the Ri by car is inadvisable as there is only limited and expensive parking available nearby. Please note that the Ri is located within the Congestion Charging zone.