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Landing on a Comet: The Inside Story

27th October 2015 · 7:00pm - 8:45pm

In person | Virtual event

 Landing on a Comet: The Inside Story


Join New Scientist Live and a selection of leading scientists for three fascinating lectures at Conway Hall in London this autumn. Each lecture starts at 7pm and is sure to provide plenty to inspire you and make you think.

Matt Taylor, Project Scientist, Rosetta Project
Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary Sciences, The Open University

It’s been a rollercoaster ride played out in space. After travelling 6.4 billion kilometres, the Rosetta spacecraft caught up with comet 67P. Philae, a tiny probe, then landed on the comet and sent back data before lapsing into sleep. Only months later did it wake up and make contact. Find out about these dramatic events from two key players in the project. They will discuss the highs and lows, the engineering and the science. Crucially, what have Rosetta and Philae taught us about comets and the early solar system?

Important info:

  • Doors will open at 6:30pm, with each event scheduled to commence at 7:00pm.
  • Estimated finish time for each lecture is 8:45pm.
  • The Series ticket gets you access to all three Autumn lectures listed above – you will need to bring this same ticket to each lecture to gain access.
  • Tickets will only be available in advance through Eventbrite and are subject to availability. No tickets will be available to purchase on the door.
  • All tickets are non-refundable and are not transferable to any other New Scientist Live lecture or event.
  • Don’t forget to bring your ticket to gain entry (we can scan this from a print out, or off a mobile phone / tablet / smartwatch screen).
  • There is no allocated seating – choice of seats is available on a first come first served basis.
  • New Scientist will not be running a bar at these lectures. Should you require refreshments Conway Hall has a small shop with very limited stock, or you should purchase anything you require before arriving at the venue.
  • Conway Hall offers limited access for disabled people. If you have any queries, contact us at


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