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AromAtom: Discover the smell of space with Marina Barcenilla

Start: Thursday 15th March 2018 – 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

Venue: Breather, 3rd Floor, Staple Inn Buildings South, Chancery Lane, London, WC1V 7PZ

What does space smell like? Join us and find out!

We are thrilled to invite you to a very exciting event by the name of AromAtom. Where you will, amongst other things, have the chance to smell the moon. Technically speaking, you wouldn’t be able to smell anything in space, but isn’t it fun to imagine what the Moon, Jupiter or parts of our galaxy, The Milky Way, might smell like? AromAtom is taking olfactory art to a new level, combining experimental perfumery and space science to create scents that are literally out of this world!

Part natural perfumer, part Space Scientist, Marina Barcenilla first thought up the idea of AromAtom to make space science more engaging for children, through an interactive and innovative experience. But this isn’t just for kids. No, we were utterly fascinated by her work on this and are now incredibly excited to be able to bring the event to life for you.

Learn the fascinating ways in which they captured and created these scents (enfleurage of home-made gunpowder, for one) for various parts of the galaxy, whilst Marina talks you through the scientific research. Find out why Sagittarius B2, the giant molecular cloud, holds a molecule that smells a bit like rum, or why the rings of Saturn have a metallic air to them.

Expect to walk away a head full of knowledge and a nose full of space.

Guests will take home a small goody bag with a sample of ‘Out of This World’, and will be offered a generous 15% discount on all Marina Barcenilla products on the night. 

Tickets are £20 to subscribers and their guests  

DATE: Thursday 15th March 2018

VENUE: Breather, 3rd Floor, Staple Inn Buildings South, Chancery Lane, London, WC1V 7PZ 

TIMES: 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Once purchased, tickets are refundable up to 48 hours prior to the event

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft took this image of Earth’s moon on December 7, 1992 on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-97. The distinct bright ray crater at the bottom of the image is the Tycho impact basin.

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