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Checking to see if the force is still strong... #MayThe4th
We think he's taken a liking to one of our objects on display, can anyone tell us what it is? #MayThe4th
It seems we have a special visitor at the museum today... #MayThe4th
To continue our #MayThe4th celebrations, @RogerHighfield has explored the fascinating science behind the legendary lightsaber, in discussion with Swiss fusion physicist, @ffelici. How might lightsabers actually work? bit.ly/3F7RYyl
...the good news just keeps coming on #MayThe4th! To celebrate our new Science Fiction exhibition opening in October, we’re joining forces with @HodderBooks and @hodderscape to launch a new writing prize. Calling all budding science fiction writers: bit.ly/3KFYSMv
Never tell me the odds! We also have a whole host of Sci Fi-related events going on sale this #MayThe4th. Reality doesn’t care if you believe it, there is something for everyone – be they on the light or dark side of the Force... See what's on: bit.ly/3kEEsss
To mark #MayThe4th, we're announcing a 24-hour extension to early bird tickets for our upcoming exhibition, Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination 🛸 Book before midnight on 5 May for discounted tickets, your path, you must decide... :bit.ly/39zqo1eSg
🎟️Tickets are now available for the@sciencemuseumm event "Genetic scissors: Could CRISPR CAS-9 cure cancer? 📆13 December 2022 ⏰19.30 - 20.45 🏛️ Science Museum IMAX Theatre Book now! ow.ly/PSIo50IUybboHS
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LISTEN UP! An evening of live music from Ancient Greece, brought to life by expert players of ancient instruments at London's @sciencemuseum. And insight into the research required to bring these lost sounds to life. Fri 6th May 7.30pm. Hosted by me! Tix: sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/anc…
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And lastly (but certainly not leastly!), new dates have been announced for our Power UP Evening Events! Enter the game this May and play your way through 160 consoles, hundreds of video games and fifty years of gaming history 🕹️ Tickets selling fast:bit.ly/3OIQGOI6J
Along with Lates, tickets are also now on sale for a host of new events tied to our latest exhibition, from a film screening 📽️ to expert panel discussions about a potential cancer vaccine 💉 and cutting-edge gene-editing technology 🧬 See what’s obit.ly/3vlLdFRvQST
Join us next month for a special #SMLates and be one of the first to visit our new exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope which will be officially opening during our Lates event. Book your free tickets: bit.ly/3y4rhZE
Born #OnThisDay in 1854, Hertha Ayrton was a British suffragist, physicist, mathematician and inventor who made immense and diverse contributions to her various fields of science. Learn more in this blog from the archives: bit.ly/3vRIhzI 📷 Credit: IET Archives UKO
Something magical has been unleashed in the V&A. ​​ Creativity. It's what makes us.
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Gaming Lates has begun! We have an exciting evening planned to celebrate our crowd-favourite exhibition, Power UP 🕹️ From engaging talks on the sustainability of gaming to a choir performance of classic video game songs, there's endless fun to be had tonight!#SMLATESSB
And if you liked this, then you can’t afford to miss our immersive blockbuster Science Fiction exhibition opening this year! Early Bird tickets still available: bit.ly/396DQcA
Happy #AlienDay! Check out this beauty from our collection: bit.ly/3MwiDat 📷: Replica of "Alien", Exquisite Corpse, c.1990.D
Live: The Sky Talk: Let the Star Guide Your Way. Join CGTN with a group of top space scientists, astronauts, museum directors and science fiction producers for a special forum to explore the #universe through a mix of fantasy and reality. twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
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This time next month, the doors to our new exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, hope and innovation will finally be open! From 25 May, you will be able to explore the revolution in science that’s transforming cancer care. Book your free tickets now: bit.ly/3uWzGfK
Read our new blogpost to learn more about what the Science Museum did to mark #EarthDay 2022, which included an extra-special screening of our IMAX documentary, Antarctica 3D 🐧:bit.ly/3EEntQ75U
Discover more about climate change this #EarthDay in our new animated short film: youtu.be/h7PECxo5MSo
A new agricultural revolution could be the best way to avert the climate crisis, according to a new report. Science Director, @RogerHighfield speaks to Prof. Thomas Elmqvist on our blog: bit.ly/3Or8GwS 🎨 Jethro Tull demonstrating his seed drill, A R Thomson, RA., 1955.y
Join our workshop for museum professionals next week, looking at how curators and academics can best support the commemoration of COVID-19 and ensure that the voices from across society are properly represented and preserved. Book your free place here: bit.ly/3EulYEi
It was a pleasure to be a part of the #FindTheDoctor campaign and have the fabled Sonic screwdriver in our museum! Just one day left to vote➡️bit.ly/3vtdaKN twitter.com/bbcdoctorwho/s…
#OnThisDay in 1862, the first pasteurisation test was completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard. 📷: Glass flask used by Louis Pasteur, France, 1860-1864 -bit.ly/3jUyJ1hfL
It may not be the Easter Bunny, but it's still one that we all know and love! 🐰 Pictured here is one of twenty six hand-painted glass lantern slides from 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' illustrated by Sir John Tenniel from our collection:bit.ly/3KLi5NB2N
Irish physician, naturalist & collector Sir Hans Sloane was born #OnThisDay in 1660. He bequeathed his collection to the British nation, providing the foundation of the @britishmuseum, @NHM_London and @britishlibrary 🏛️ 📸 British Museum by G. Washington Wilson / SSPIt
Marie Maynard Daly was born #OnThisDay in 1921. The American biochemist was the first Black American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry, awarded by Columbia University in 1947.
Italian artist, engineer, scientist & inventor Leonardo da Vinci was born #OnThisDay in 1452! Learn more about his life and ideas in this blog from the archives: bit.ly/3uIIwO4 🎨: SSPLV
17th C physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor Christiaan Huygens was born #OnThisDay in 1629. He founded the wave theory of light, discovered the first moon of Saturn and patented the first pendulum clock. 📷: Pic of his work from our Library collections.H
Not that I'm competitive, but delighted to see an object from the Oceanography collections is our most viewed atm. In your faces, Stephenson's Rocket and Stephen Hawking's blackboard. Feel free to help by reading about Shizuo Ishiguro's storm surge model: collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8428…
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...but there's more! We have an all-new IMAX documentary coming to one of the biggest screens in the UK this summer! 📽️ Watch the stunning IMAX trailer for Asteroid Hunters 3D and book your ticket here:bit.ly/3KIMiwEK☄️w
Our general admission tickets are also now onsale all the way through the summer! 🎟️ Book your free ticket now:bit.ly/3uEDmmABw
We can announce that our next Early Birds will be Power UP-themed! This hugely popular sensory-friendly session will be taking place on Saturday 14 May, visit our page to find out more and book your ticket: bit.ly/3jAfDgS
Due to popular demand, our hands-on gaming extravaganza Power UP will be extended until 6 June! 🎮 Tickets sell out fast so we encourage you to book in advance:bit.ly/3EdnL0qL Follow this thread to see the other exciting stuff we have going on at the Science Museum!S
It was #OnThisDay in 1955 that the polio vaccine, developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, was declared safe and effective. Immediately following licensing, a mass vaccination campaign was launched and the effects were dramatic. Learn more here: bit.ly/3rm8IMt
William Cookworthy was born #OnThisDay in 1705. The chemist and Quaker minister was known for producing an English true hard-paste porcelain similar to that being produced in China and Germany. Discover more in this blog from the archives: bit.ly/38M0VRN
In a new blog Science Director, @RogerHighfield visits ITER in southern France, the world’s largest fusion project, to assess whether it will mark a milestone in averting harmful climate change. Read more: bit.ly/37aq1t5
In a new blog Assistant Curator Katie McNab explores the many selfies in the Science Museum Group Collection which predate the term, and how the act of taking a ‘selfie’ is an important part of self-expression. Learn more 🤳 :bit.ly/3upYjRTF0
Today we evacuated the museum as a precaution. We are now inviting visitors back into the building. Thank you to our visitors for your cooperation.
Just one day remains until we choose the winner for our Power UP giveaway with @ForbiddenPlanet! Be sure to enter for your chance to win. Game on! twitter.com/sciencemuseum/…
Happy birthday @astro_timpeake! 🚀 🎈 Check out this fascinating clip of Tim Peake discussing the Sokol KV-2 emergency spacesuit he wore during his launch to the International Space Station and return to Earthbit.ly/3DHiSMEzd
Science Director @RogerHighfield talks to Ajit Lalvani of @imperialcollege about what to do now that COVID restrictions have been relaxed, tests are no longer free, and we aim to get ‘back to normal’: bit.ly/3jsKigd
For #UntoldStories, we have the papers of Hertha Ayrton, the first woman elected to the Institution of Electrical Engineers. She was also the first woman to read a research paper at a Royal Society meeting and receive the Society’s Hughes Medal: bit.ly/3K6w9Rn #Archive30
It was #OnThisDay in 1827 that British surgeon Joseph Lister was born. Lister developed antisepsis, a method of using chemicals to destroy the germs that cause infections, and transformed surgical practice in the late 1800s. Learn more: bit.ly/3jad05f
📣 Call for Applications 📣 We’re looking for artists in the UK and India to create a new artwork inspired by our upcoming exhibition on COVID-19 vaccines. Commissioned in collaboration wit@inBritishsh an@ncsmgoioi, the deadline to apply is 19 Aprilbit.ly/3x1oJuSjTZ
Today's theme for #Archive30 is #SomethingBig - check out this stunning 'Londoner's transport through the ages' poster: twitter.com/Crannster/stat…
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