To celebrate International Astronomy Day, Assistant Curator Matthew Howles takes an in-depth look at the most iconic of astronomical instruments: the telescope.
The Hubble telescope was launched 30 years ago today so Assistant Curator Heather Bennett looks back on some of the historic landmarks that led up to this extraordinary mission.
Inventory Assistant Stephanie Gray uncovers a story of aerial adventure in 1924 and the role played by a first aid kit now cared for by the Science Museum Group.
Ahead of Science City Lates on 26 February, Participation Assistant Audrey Aidoo-Davies discusses an exciting project she’s been running with curator Alexandra Rose and some young makers of today.
Dr Elizabeth Bruton explores more about how in the First World War, carrier pigeons were used to send short messages on land, in air, and at sea.
‘These devices still appear alarming to us today; no wonder ten-year-old Daphne was scared at being told she actually had to lie inside it…’
Research Fellow Farrah Lawrence-Mackey explores the story of a special Iron Lung she came across while carrying out research in the Science Museum Group stores.