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Guest authors

A number of guest authors, from scientists to artists, contribute to our blog, taking you behind the scenes, exploring the incredible objects in our collection, our award-winning exhibitions and the scientific achievements making headlines today.

Research Fellow Emily Rees Koerner and Brigitte Stenhouse, Lecturer in History of Mathematics at The Open University, celebrate the ‘Queen of Science’ and her enthusiasm for maths and science.

`Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, a celebrated medieval Persian astronomer from the 10th century, is a key figure in the history of astronomy. He is famed for his great star catalogue, and for making the earliest known reference to a galaxy other than the Milky Way.

Newly suspended from the ceiling of the Making the Modern World gallery in the Science Museum is Spirit of Innovation, the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. Former Assistant Curator Laura Büllesbach reveals insights into its ground-breaking design, the technological boundaries it pushes and what the aircraft might mean for the future of sustainable aviation.

Discover how London grew from a lively capital city to a global hub for trade, commerce, and scientific enquiry between 1550 and 1800 in Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery, located on Level 2 and open daily, from 10.00 to 18.00.