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Science Museum 2h
It's World Awareness Week - find out more about the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, over on our blog 🦠 📷 Penicillium mould derived from Sir Alexander Fleming’s penicillin from our exhibition
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Science Museum 5h
Over on our blog, Associate Chemistry Curator explores the chemical wizardry of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and the wonder of experiencing it on an IMAX screen
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Science Museum 7h
This week, the kilogram was redefined. But what does this mean for scientists and engineers, and for those of us beyond the science lab? Dr Jane Desborough, Curator of Scientific Instruments, explains more in this blog post
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Science Museum Nov 17
It's World Awareness Week - we explore alien bacteria, the most likely alien life form we are to find, and how their existence could impact the scientific community on our blog 🦠 📷 Bacteria colonies from our exhibition
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Science Museum Nov 17
Explore this weekend and see lightning strike before your eyes, play with forces on our giant slides or travel through space under a canopy of stars. Book ahead to avoid ticket queues!
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Science Museum Nov 17
Struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift? Have a look at our best-selling gifts as chosen by you and be inspired by Science Museum kits, bubble makers and brain-teasing puzzles. Browse the range
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Science Museum Nov 16
Over on our blog, Associate Chemistry Curator explores the chemical wizardry of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and the wonder of experiencing it on an IMAX screen
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Science Museum Nov 16
What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? Join , , Prof Joanna Haigh & tonight for the UK premier of Anote's Ark, a moving documentary exploring what it takes to migrate an entire nation with dignity
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Science Museum Nov 16
Why not browse our Random Object Generator and see what you discover... like this picture and easel prop used on a set from 'The Nightmare before Christmas,' a Skellington Productions stop-motion animation film produced by Tim Burton in 1993.
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Science and Industry Museum Nov 16
We've sold over half of the tickets for our live screening of Prof Christmas Lecture, so grab them while you can. then check out this blog she wrote for about the 'perfect human.'
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Science Museum Nov 16
It's World Awareness Week - find out more about the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, over on our blog 🦠 📷 Penicillium mould derived from Sir Alexander Fleming’s penicillin from our exhibition
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Science Museum Nov 16
Today metrologists will meet to redefine the kilogram, determining the measurement more accurately using a device called a Kibble Balance. See the UK kilogram & a model Kibble Balance on display in our Tomorrow's World gallery
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Science Museum Nov 15
Tomorrow, metrologists will meet in Versailles to redefine the kilogram, determining the measurement more accurately using a device called a Kibble Balance. You can now see a model Kibble Balance & the UK kilogram on display in our Tomorrow's World gallery
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Science Museum Nov 15
It's World Awareness Week - we explore alien bacteria, the most likely alien life form we are to find, and how their existence could impact the scientific community on our blog 🦠 📷 Bacteria colonies from our exhibition
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Science Museum Nov 15
We’re really excited to welcome Tim Peake’s Spacecraft and his Sokol spacesuit to as part of the UK tour presented by and the Science Museum Group. You can see them on display from today
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Science Museum Nov 15
Rydyn ni wrth ein bodd yn croesawu Llong Ofod Tim Peake a’i siwt ofod Sokol i fel rhan o’r daith drwy’r DU a gyflwynir gan a Science Museum Group. Gallwch chi weld y llong a’r siwt o heddiw
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Science Museum Nov 15
This week, the kilogram will be redefined. But what does this mean for scientists and engineers, and for those of us beyond the science lab? Dr Jane Desborough, Curator of Scientific Instruments, explains more in this blog post 📸 the UK kilogram
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Louisa Burden Nov 15
Today from labs we bring you a pump for an iron lung. In the lab for some tlc from our team. Can you imagine the noise this made as you were stuck inside an iron lung?!
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Science Museum Nov 15
William Herschel, astronomer & composer was born in 1738. This engraving shows him against the stars of the Gemini constellation. It was in this area of the sky that he made his famous discovery, a new planet which he named Georgium Sidus, now known by the name Uranus.
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Science Museum Nov 14
📺 Intrigued by Jedi helmets being used to study minds or why Barbara Hepworth sketched surgeons at work? We have just the thing for you with our films
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