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See the International Space Station passing over London
See the International Space Station passing over London

See the International Space Station passing over London

The International Space Station will be passing right over London next Thursday (22nd July) and will be both exceptionally bright and at a decent time to see it.

Jul
17
2021
Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum
Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum

Stephen Hawking’s office coming to the Science Museum

The contents of Professor Stephen Hawking’s office when he worked in Cambridge are to go on display at the Science Museum.

May
27
2021
The Science Museum is to become a Covid vaccination centre
The Science Museum is to become a Covid vaccination centre

The Science Museum is to become a Covid vaccination centre

The Science Museum in South Kensington is being drafted in to support science's fight against the Covid virus, as it's to become a mass vaccination hub for the local area.

Jan
22
2021
A celestial conjunction for Christmas
A celestial conjunction for Christmas

A celestial conjunction for Christmas

Later this month a rare event will occur in the heavens, as Jupiter and Saturn appear closer together in the skies than they have for nearly 400 years.

Dec
03
2020
See “Father Christmas” fly over London on Christmas eve
See “Father Christmas” fly over London on Christmas eve

See “Father Christmas” fly over London on Christmas eve

OK, it's actually the International Space Station, but if you are dragged awake at an ungodly hour by the kids, then why not go out and watch "santa" rehearsing his present delivery run?

Dec
16
2019
The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London
The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London

The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London

An observatory operated by UCL in North London has acquired a new telescope, which happens to be the largest of its kind in the UK.

Nov
14
2019
See a Mercury mission spacecraft in the Science Museum
See a Mercury mission spacecraft in the Science Museum

See a Mercury mission spacecraft in the Science Museum

Sitting near the back of the Science Museum is a full-size model of a spacecraft that's currently on a journey to Mercury.

Nov
13
2019
Hampstead Observatory to reopen
Hampstead Observatory to reopen

Hampstead Observatory to reopen

Having been closed for several years for repairs, the telescopes at Hampstead Observatory will once again be open for people to peer at the stars.

Oct
02
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of a particle accelerator
Tickets Alert: Tours of a particle accelerator

Tickets Alert: Tours of a particle accelerator

A short trip outside London is a huge silver UFO shaped building, and in August will be a chance to go inside to see the particle accelerator it houses.

Jun
13
2019
Tickets Alert: A week of science in pubs is back
Tickets Alert: A week of science in pubs is back

Tickets Alert: A week of science in pubs is back

The annual Pint of Science festival is back once more, putting lots of science inside pubs and letting people learn over a pint. The event, now in its sixth year takes place in the second half of May. Tickets cost

Apr
08
2019
The International Space Station will fly over London this weekend
The International Space Station will fly over London this weekend

The International Space Station will fly over London this weekend

The International Space Station will make a number of its occasional passes right over London this weekend and if you know what to look for, you can watch it pass overhead.

Jan
29
2019
Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair is up for sale
Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair is up for sale

Stephen Hawking’s wheelchair is up for sale

What do you do when a famous wheelchair is now sadly no longer occupied -- put it up for sale to raise money for charity.

Oct
31
2018
Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum
Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum

Sir Quentin Blake draws scientists for the Science Museum

A large room at the top of the Science Museum, normally filled with schoolchildren has also gained a huge new mural by the illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

Oct
20
2018
Play with the Science Museum’s new random science image generator
Play with the Science Museum’s new random science image generator

Play with the Science Museum’s new random science image generator

The Science Museum has added a little playful twist to their image archive with a random image generator.

Jul
18
2018
London to get a new Science Gallery this September
London to get a new Science Gallery this September

London to get a new Science Gallery this September

A new science and art venue is opening later this year at London Bridge that aims to make scientific research accessible to visitor through installations and a programme of exhibitions and events.

Jul
11
2018
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator

Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator

In the countryside not far from Didcot can be a found a stunning flying saucer of a building, which also happens to house the UK's national synchrotron, and there's a chance to go inside for a look.

Apr
27
2018
Fancy nearly 100 pints of science?
Fancy nearly 100 pints of science?

Fancy nearly 100 pints of science?

The now annual festival of science talks that take place in pubs across the country is back next month, and the line up of talks has been announced.

Apr
09
2018
Science as art at the Wellcome Collection
Science as art at the Wellcome Collection

Science as art at the Wellcome Collection

Is it science, art, or maybe both. An art exhibition seeks to explore the connection that sees science turned into art, with rather variable end results.

Mar
23
2018
England’s 17th century attempt to reach the moon
England’s 17th century attempt to reach the moon

England’s 17th century attempt to reach the moon

It was a time of the death of kings, and a 17th century Englishman proposed a space programme with the ambition of reaching the moon.

Feb
06
2018
New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project
New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project

New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project

Conceived before NASA, before Sputnik, Britain was leading the space race with the development of the world's longest running, yet oddly little known, space rocket programme.

Nov
13
2017
Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road
Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road

Huge science photos adorn the Euston Road

A display of award winning science photos has been blown up to billboard size and put on display along the Euston Road.

Jun
01
2017
Tickets Alert – The Ig Nobel Awards come to London
Tickets Alert – The Ig Nobel Awards come to London

Tickets Alert – The Ig Nobel Awards come to London

One of the highlights of the annual science entertainment calendar is making a return, with an evening comprising of an eclectic mix of science, humour, really bad poetry and a small girl interrupting the speakers.

Jan
07
2017
London Museum grows Sea Corals in Shapes of Star Wars Spacecraft
London Museum grows Sea Corals in Shapes of Star Wars Spacecraft

London Museum grows Sea Corals in Shapes of Star Wars Spacecraft

In a topical diversion, a South London museum has persuaded baby corals to grow into special moulds in the shape of Star Wars spacecraft.

Dec
15
2016
Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft to go on display in London
Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft to go on display in London

Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft to go on display in London

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft used by Tim Peake in his mission to the International Space Station is to go on display in London following its acquisition by the Science Museum.

Dec
05
2016