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Space Ice

The event will be held in the basement, unfortunately there is no step-free access.
Past event - 2016
25 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Farrs School of Dancing, 17 - 19 Dalston Lane,
London E8 3DF
When we think of space, we usually imagine an infinite vacuum that goes on forever. However, space dust actually fills the gaps between our stars, and when they pass through the clouds, they are coated with various ice. Many kinds of ice can accrete onto the dust grains, providing an unique place for surface chemical reactions to occur,  and which may have been key in the origins of life on Earth. 

During the event there will be a pub quiz and special Pint of Science and Mendeley goodies to be won!

This event will be held in the basement.

The science of ice: From snowflakes to icy comets

Dr Christoph Salzmann (Royal Society University Research Fellow at University College London)
Ice is a very special material that exists in vast quantities in our Solar System. This talk will introduce the latest scientific discoveries and we will embark on a virtual journey from the Arctic Circle into the stratosphere and to the distant worlds of icy comets and planets.

Ices in Space: Cold chemistry on Interstellar Dust

Professor Stephen D Price (Professor of Chemical Physics)
The interstellar medium, the space between the stars, is not empty – it’s filled with clouds of dust and molecules. In the clouds, the cold dust grains become coated in “ice”, and on this ice unusual chemistry occurs. The talk will explain how we can study this ice chemistry and why these reactions might be important for starting life on Earth
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