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Imperial Fringe: It is rocket science

3 December, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Kicking off celebrations to mark British astronaut Tim Peake’s launch into space, this evening provides a unique opportunity to discover how Imperial researchers and some of its Exhibition Road neighbours are uncovering the secrets beyond Earth’s orbit.

Come and talk to Imperial’s space scientists and get hands-on with research from across the College, with opportunities to:

  • Journey through the solar system without even leaving South Kensington in an inflatable planetarium
  • Discover why magnetic fields are important to your phone reception, and how the 2018 Solar Orbiter mission will map the magnetic structure of the Sun to investigate space weather
  • Meet Imperial’s Rocket society and get your hands on real life rockets capable of breaking the sound barrier
  • Test for organic life and explore what the changing geology of Mars can tell us about the potential for life on the red planet
  • Build your own pocket-sized spacecraft and hear about the latest low-cost route to space exploration


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