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Alison Fraser

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The Science Museum had an exciting visit by Russian Cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin on 13 November 2015. Lazutkin © Science Museum Aleksandr Lazutkin was a flight engineer on the 1997 Soyuz TM-25 mission to the Mir space station, where he spent a total of 184 days. During his time on Mir he experienced a power cut, a collision and a fire on the station. He was joined by space law and colonisation expert Dr Jill Stuart and philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs. They […]

Tim Boon, Head of Research & Public History, blogs about an exciting new project at the Science Museum for 2015. The Science Museum will be the venue for an exciting musical event in autumn 2015. Six contemporary composers are writing new pieces of music inspired by key objects and spaces in the Museum. On the night of the concert, audiences will travel through the Museum to hear the pieces performed live next to the objects of inspiration. This unmissable event […]

We’re getting great feedback from audiences attending The Energy Show, which is currently on tour around England and Wales. We’ve had one fantastic review in particular from seven year old Anna Sherriff that we’d love to share with you. Anna writes: The Energy Show was fun and exciting with lots of humour and giving a lot of fact as well. Personally I think there could be no improvement at all! The show was about two scientists doing lots of fun experiments, […]

Stand back and cover your ears – a trip to the theatre just got explosively exciting! The Energy Show is on tour around the country until July 22, when it returns to London for a spectacular final two weeks at the Science Museum. To mark the launch of this fun-filled show, we’ve teamed up with The Sunday Mirror to give one lucky child (aged 7 – 12) the opportunity of a lifetime – a walk-on part in The Energy Show […]

X&Y, a new play that asks big questions about the universe, opens next week at the Science Museum before transferring to the Manchester Science Festival later this month. We spoke to Dermot Keaney, X&Y’s Co-Creator and Director. I am a co-creator and the director of X&Y. My role is to help Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould, the actors in the show, tell their amazing story and create a play that will be enjoyed by audience of all ages and […]

Next week the Science Museum welcomes mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy and actress-mathematician Victoria Gould for X&Y – playful new theatre that explores some of the biggest questions about our universe using maths. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with HegartyMaths.com to run a competition to win a pair of tickets to the show. It runs from 10 – 16 October at the Science Museum. To enter, simply retweet this. Good luck! A word from HegartyMaths HegartyMaths is set up and […]

Our summer spectacular, The Energy Show, is staged in a steampunk world which blends the past and the future. Much inspiration for the show was taken from the Science Museum’s collection, especially the machines of The Energy Hall. Ben Russell, Curator of Mechanical Engineering, talks here about some of our ‘steampunk’ objects in the Museum.  Beam engine by Benjamin Hick, 1840. Inv 1935-513 Modern technology values function over anything else. Things are stripped down and smooth in appearance. Steampunk is […]

One of the main characters in The Energy Show is lab assistant i-nstein. Nina Dunn, responsible for Video Design and Animation Direction, and Mike Wyatt from Attack Animation were the masterminds behind bringing i-nstein to life. Take a look at their process here. Design: We started off with a few rough pencil sketches. Then some orthographic representations of the sketches were created in Photoshop. Extra detail was added into the basic form to add interest. 3D Model: Using a 3D computer […]

To celebrate the launch of our summer family show for the summer, The Energy Show, we’ve teamed up with DK Books. You have the chance to win 4 tickets to the show and a stack of DK science books for kids – perfect to keep the family entertained throughout the holidays. See live experiments and explosions at the Science Museum and then learn more at home with this fantastic selection of books guaranteed to inspire curious minds. To enter, simply […]