Dr Karl's Christmas Crackers

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Saturday 2 December

The conversation room

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Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

What are the physics involved in Santa’s annual sleigh ride, and how was Santa accidentally involved in the discovery of the greatest number of exoplanets ever? Australian radio and TV presenter and author Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is back at the Ri for a special night of festive formulae and Christmas questioning. As well as taking us on a tour of some of the more interesting and obscure yuletide science, we will also flip things around for one night, with Dr Karl will be asking you the questions in an interactive quiz at the end. Bring a fully charged smartphone or tablet (and brain), and join us for an evening of festive fun!

Parental warning: This event will include discussion of the whereabouts and existence (or otherwise) of Father Christmas.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

About the speaker

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is an Australian science populariser with insatiable curiosity. He has degrees in Physics and Maths, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery and has held a wide range of jobs, from doctor to film-maker, radio personality to labourer, car mechanic to physicist. He has written 43 books to date and plans to write a few more.

Timing

The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

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