Herschel at the Royal Society

I found this nice little video about the forthcoming Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition which opens tomorrow at the Royal Society’s premises in Carlton House Terrace in London.

Astronomers from Cardiff University are heavily involved in one of the exhibits related to the Herschel Telescope – To infrared and beyondI’m actually doing a couple of shifts on the Herschel stand myself, on  Thursday and Friday afternoons, as well as during a posh black tie  “soirée” on Thursday evening. Last time I attended such an event (in 2009) was during a heat wave, which made the soirée an uncomfortably sticky experience, but the forecast suggests the weather might be a bit different this time round…

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9 Responses to “Herschel at the Royal Society”

  1. Julie Gould Says:

    If you’re around on Tuesday evening, and are free, I am chairing a panel discussion as part of the Summer Science Exhibition. Not quite astronomy, but may be of interest to you. http://royalsociety.org/events/2012/high-jump-for-science/

    • telescoper Says:

      I’m afraid I’ll still be in Cardiff on Tuesday; I’m not going to London until Thursday morning.

  2. “made the soirée an uncomfortably sticky experience”

    Perhaps appropriate that Herschel works in the infrared?

  3. Bryn Jones Says:

    I’ve never been to the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Is it freely open to members of the public, and can we just turn up without tickets?

    (I’m not a Fellow of the Royal Society, you see.)

  4. […] Friday I had the morning off from my stint at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition I mentioned a few days ago, so I took the short walk from my hotel to Tate Modern to see an exhibition of art by Edvard Munch […]

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