They may be images of old model ships but they conjure up evocative new narratives: dramas about storm-tossed journeys through vast seascapes, epic tales of voyages to strange lands, and stories of legendary vessels that loom from ominous fogs.
Unexpected objects in the Science Museum Group collection related to Arthur Conan Doyle.
Discussing the cosmic mystery of dark matter at the Director’s Annual Dinner.
When Coda to Coda were commissioned to create the soundscape to the Robots exhibition at the Science Museum it seemed like the perfect opportunity to think about the relationship between music and machines. Back to basics… Much of what we think of as ‘musical’ nowadays is the result of the feedback between musicians and instrument makers. To take an obvious example, the piano is an embodiment of both a mathematical and physical solution to the concept of musical harmony. Without […]
Thirty-three years since its official opening, Elizabeth Bruton considers how Thames Barrier is an outcome of mathematical modelling.
Recent visitors to the Science Museum may have spied the updated ‘Planet Science’ display in our Exploring Space gallery. Space Curator Doug Millard explores the story behind ‘Planet Science’ below. It’s hard to believe that we didn’t know what the surface of Mars looked like until 1964. That was the year NASA’s Mariner 4 spacecraft flew past the planet and returned the first images. And for many it was a big disappointment; no rivers or oceans; no vegetation; no indications […]
Sophie Waring looks at how the Festival of Britain brought science and art together