Are you a fan of maverick scientist James Lovelock? To celebrate Lovelock’s 95th birthday next week, we are inviting you to join our curator Alex Johnson for a live Twitter tour of our exhibition Unlocking Lovelock on Friday 25 July at 13.00 BST.
Curator Alex Johnson inside the Unlocking Lovelock exhibition. Image credit: Science Museum
Alex will take you on a virtual tour of the exhibition, sharing the objects, letters, notes and drawings that reveal Lovelock’s extraordinary life and scientific career through the Science Museum’s Twitter account (@sciencemuseum). There’ll be a chance to ask Alex questions after the tour, using the hashtag #UnlockingLovelock.
You can take part in the live Twitter tour by following @sciencemuseum and the #UnlockingLovelock hashtag.
If you don’t have a Twitter account or can’t join us next Friday, don’t worry – we’ll be showing all the posts and questions here on our blog after the tour.
Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick is a free exhibition at the Science Museum until 9 April 2015. You can find out more via sciencemuseum.org.uk/lovelock.
Update: The Collider Twitter tour can now be seen below.
With just two weeks before our Collider exhibition closes, curator Harry Cliff will be inviting you to step inside the world’s greatest experiment as he takes you on an exclusive twitter tour of the exhibition on Thursday 17 April at 4.30pm (BST).
Curator Dr Harry Cliff in the Collider exhibition. Credit: Science Museum
Harry (who also works on the LHCb experiment at CERN) will live tweet his tour of the exhibition, sharing key objects used at CERN and explaining some of the science behind particle physics.
You can join the tour by following @sciencemuseum on Twitter at 4.30pm (BST) and by using #smCollider to ask any questions.
If you miss the tour (or don’t use Twitter) don’t worry, as we’ll be sharing the tour here on the blog. For more on particle physics and the fascinating work of CERN and our Collider exhibition read the Collider blog or watch our behind the scenes videos.
Collider runs at the Science Museum until 5 May 2014 (tickets can be booked here). The exhibition will then open at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester from May 23 – September 28 2014 (tickets available soon here).
We asked Curator of Time, Transport and Navigation, David Rooney to tweet some of the hidden gems in the Making the Modern World gallery.
The full tour can be seen here, but we’ve pick out a few highlights for you below…
The full tour can be seen here
Thanks to all of you who followed the tour, and you can discover more about Making the Modern World here.