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Fire and ice

Join Natalie Starkey as she explores the volcanoes of the solar system

Jupiter's moon Io, erupts the hottest lavas in the Solar System
NASA

Event description

Earth isn't the only planet to harbour volcanoes. In fact, the Solar System, and probably the entire Universe, is littered with them.

Join Natalie Starkey on a tour of the amazing diverse volcanoes of our Solar System. From the largest volcano in the Solar System, Olympus Mons, to the icy volcanoes of Pluto, volcanoes dredge up materials from the otherwise inaccessible depths and helpfully deliver them to the surface, helping scientists ponder bigger questions on the possibility of life elsewhere in the Solar System.

Copies of Natalie's book, 'Fire and Ice: The Volcanoes of the Solar System' are available from amazon and all good bookshops.

Event type

This is a livestream event where the speaker and audience come together online. 

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About the speaker

Natalie Starkey is a geologist and cosmochemist. Over the course of her doctorate at Edinburgh University, studying the geochemistry of Arctic volcanoes, Natalie travelled to the volcanic fields of Iceland, the ancient volcanoes of northern Scotland and spent three months as a volcanologist on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean. Later, her postdoctoral research expanded to include the analysis of rock samples from space, which led to her first popular science book, Catching Stardust (Bloomsbury Sigma, 2018). Natalie received a British Science Association Media Fellowship in 2013 and regularly appears on television and radio internationally, as well as being a science host with Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular StarTalk Radio. @starkeystardust 

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

The Royal Institution is part of the Amazon Affiliate Programme and book links on this page are affiliate links, which means it won't cost you any extra but we may earn a small commission if you decide to purchase through the link. All proceeds help support the charitable work of the Ri. Affiliate disclaimer: As an Amazon Associate The Royal Institution earns from qualifying purchases.

18 and 19 August holiday workshops cancelled

Due to planned transport strikes, all holiday workshops on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August are cancelled.