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The Royal Society – Summer Science Online 2020 (Wed)

The Royal Society – Summer Science Online 2020 (Wed) 15 July 2020

Welcome to Summer Science Online. Featuring live and pre-recorded talks and videos, our online only programme brings you a free celebration of cutting-edge and historic science, all to enjoy at home. 

 

The programme for Wednesday 15 July can be found below. Premiered and live video content will be available to watch on our YouTube channel, with additional activities and online showcases released on our social media platforms throughout the day. The Exhibition content is generally suitable for an audience aged 12+. Direct links to each of the sessions will be made live shortly before the start time and all content is free to view and explore.

 

#summerscience

People of science

10.15am – 11.15am

Who inspires you? Brian Cox takes the question to some of the most eminent figures in science and culture at this special screening of series 1 and 2 of the Royal Society’s flagship video series. Featuring guests including David Attenborough, Wendy Hall, Bill Bryson and more.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

David Attenborough

Summer Science highlights

11.30am – 11.45am

Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at some of our highlights over the past few years. Sit back and enjoy a selection of bite-sized videos by our expert exhibitors covering topics from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Stormy weather: Meteorological observations

Live from 12 noon

(Part 3 of 6) Discover how precipitation, temperature, winds, sun and clouds, have been measured throughout the history of weather science. A showcase in partnership with the Met Office.

Visit the collections on Google Arts & Culture.

Man making meteorological observations

Seeing the air you breathe

12.30pm – 12.45pm

Join Dr Mark Richards to explore how we can monitor the quality of the air we breathe using environmental sensing systems that can rapidly identify, track and map air pollution.
Image © imagedepotpro.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Birds fly through smog city skyline

Doodle of the day

Live from 1pm

Get your creative juices flowing in this daily art challenge. We’ll be posting an image from the Royal Society’s archive collection and we invite you to recreate it – in any format that takes your fancy.

Follow us on Twitter to find today’s daily challenge. Share your pictures and photos with us using #summerscience.

Priestley writing with a quill

Stormy weather: Foundations of the Met Office

Live from 2.30pm

(Part 4 of 6) Discover the story of the Met Office from the start of formal data collection to the first national weather forecasts, all inspired by Robert FitzRoy. A showcase in partnership with the Met Office.
Image © Met Office.

Visit the collections on Google Arts & Culture.

Historic Met Office logo

Conversaziones: the history of the Summer Science Exhibition

3pm – 3.30pm

Delve into the history of the Exhibition to discover some of the quirky and unusual displays of the 19th and early 20th centuries, with the Royal Society’s Librarian, Keith Moore.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

Summer Science highlights

4.30pm – 4.45pm

Take a trip down memory lane as we look back at some of our highlights over the past few years. Sit back and enjoy a selection of bite-sized videos by our expert exhibitors covering topics from astronomy to zoology, and everything in between.

Watch on our YouTube livestream.

What’s on Thursday 16 July

From machine learning in the world of art, to a spotlight on young researchers at schools and colleges around the UK and a rummage through Brady Haran’s Objectivity archives.

Follow all this and more on Thursday at Summer Science Online.

Missed any content during the week?

Head to our dedicated playlist on YouTube to catch-up on any sessions you miss during the week.

Details

Date:
July 15
Time:
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Venue

Online

Organiser

The Royal Society
Email:
exhibition@royalsociety.org
Website:
https://royalsociety.org/