San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thursday 8th October - 18:30 Kings Theatre
Suitable for all ages
Starchaser's Cosmic Chemistry Show discusses key aspects of the Universe from the Big Bang to the formation of the solar system. Audience participation is used to illustrate the process of nuclear fusion where hydrogen is turned into helium within the Sun. Concepts such as the solar wind, the magnetosphere and auroras are explained and further reinforced via a spectacular demonstration involving the creation of plasma in a classroom environment. Comets are introduced as the building blocks of the solar system and a "working scale replica" of a comet is created at -78° Celsius. Other exciting experiments cover the Earth's hydrosphere and show how the search for liquid water is prerequisite in terms of the search for extraterrestrial life.
From 17:45 and after the presentation until 20:15 anyone with tickets will also be able to view the "Incredible Power of Light Roadshow". The roadshow will raise awareness of UK laser-based technologies promoting sustainable development and providing solutions to global challenges in energy, health, defence, environment and social sciences demonstrating how lasers play a vital role in our daily lives and improve public and political understanding of the central role of lasers in the modern world. The main focus will be the UK science expertise and its applications and economic benefits highlighting how the UK carries out leading research using and creating high-power, ultrafast and high-sensitivity laser systems.
The roadshow will feature informative displays, topical science images, hardware, animations and interactive exhibits replicating the awe inspiring lives of our laser scientists.
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