Mark Thompson's spectacular science

6.00pm to 7.15pm, Friday 13 July

The Theatre

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Burning, exploding and more - all in the name of science!

    Credit: Steve Ullathorne


Standard £16


Concession £10


Members and Patrons £7

Event description

Think science is boring? Think again; this is science like you have never seen before. Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with exploding elephant’s toothpaste, vortex generating dustbins, vanishing beakers and even exploding Pringle tubes! TV astronomer and author Mark Thompson has been enthralling audiences for over 20 years with his fascinating journeys around the universe; now he is turning his infectious enthusiasm to things a little closer to home with this brand-new show.

This event is particularly suitable for ages 7+.

About the Speaker

Mark Thompson has inspired millions of viewers to get out and enjoy the night sky through his role as a presenter on the RTS nominated show BBC Stargazing Live. His passion for reaching out to a new audience has found him working on The One Show, the Alan Titchmarsh show and Channel 4 documentaries and more recently on ITVs prime time breakfast show This Morning. He is also a regular face on BBC Breakfast and Five News and a regular voice on Radio Five Live. When not working in TV or Radio shows he is most likely to be writing about science, having produced popular columns for Discovery News and Sen or studying it. Mark has now published his fourth book following on from the success of his first “A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos” which revolutionised public understanding of the universe.


The doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with a prompt start at 6pm.

Latecomers will be admitted into the gallery.

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