Imperial Lates

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last human footstep on the moon this festive season and explore the science above our heads at our next free Imperial Lates.  

Highlights include:  

  • Explore the future exploration of the moon by making your own festive lunar ornaments with illustrator Hana Ayoob and Imperial scientists.
  • Assemble a team and put your knowledge to the test with our pub-less quiz, hosted by the reigning champions of University Challenge. Have you got what it takes or will the questions go over your heads?
  • Where is the cloudiest spot on earth? Why are most images of earth on TV false? Get your head in the clouds with a recording of the Small Screen Science podcast – exploring the depiction of these fluffy sky pillows in TV and film (19.45-20.45).
  • Take your seat for a musical and scientific celebration of the mysterious and magical moons of our solar system in The Moons Symphony (18.30-19.30).
  • Make mosquito melodies and find out about how music is used by these flying bugs to woo their partners.
  • Immerse yourself in the tree canopies of Costa Rica and discover how acoustic technology has helped conserve the spider monkey.
  • Roll up for a fairground game of comet crashes with scientists who work on the Comet Interceptor mission and find out what these dirty space snowballs are made of.

Plus much more and a bar! Relax with a drink or a snack in the heart of the action.

Register for this Imperial Lates to receive a preview of the full programme of live demonstrations, workshops and talks. Most activities are drop-in throughout the night, the scheduled talks will be first come, first served.  

All of the spaces are wheelchair accessible, as are the entrance and toilets. There are lifts to any activities on other levels. If you have any specific needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

Imperial Lates are most suitable for over 18s.

Getting here

Imperial Lates are in the main entrance of Imperial College London’s South Kensington campus. To find the event please enter off Exhibition Road. The nearest train stations are South Kensington and Gloucester Road. You can find the entrance with what3words at

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