The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS
The age-old dream of venturing into the cosmos and perhaps even colonising distant worlds may one day become a reality.
Join Les Johnson as he explores the physics and technologies that may enable us to reach the stars, from the latest exoplanet discoveries to promising interstellar missions on the not-so-distant horizon.
In this talk, discover the exciting new developments in cosmic travel and the daunting challenges that we will need to overcome to realise tomorrow’s possibilities.
Please note this event is online only.
Please note that this has already taken place on 06/04/2023
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Thu 6th Apr
Local light pollution
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