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COMPETITION TIME – Closes Monday 27th Feb! We’re working with Field Day London to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to our Robots-themed Astronights this March! You’ll get to explore the museum after-dark at this sleepover exclusively for grownups, with access to our exhibition Robots, Wonderlab, and a midnight screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Field Day x Science Museum | Win tickets to Robots Astronights on March 4!

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Announcing our newest installation: Giles Walker’s latest work, The Last Supper. Open today.

This 13 minute robotic performance piece made from old mannequins, bird skulls, and electric motors contains adult themes and strong language.

Twelve figures sit around a large table drinking and smoking while bird-headed creatures cavort about the table between them. They discuss their views on...
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02/24/2017 at 12:38. Facebook
CALLING ALL TEACHERS: our friends TES Resources have put together a series of great videos for their project, ‘7 questions to explore before you leave primary school’. Asking everything from ‘what’s in the clouds’ to ‘what does sound look like’, these videos are a great resource for any young wonderers out there. Find out more on the TES Facebook page…
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02/23/2017 at 16:05. Facebook
Is robot-assisted surgery the way forward? Find out more at our Robot Surgery Live!

Watch first-hand a simulated operation performed by the very first surgical robot to ever be used in the UK, the da Vinci Surgical System.

We are extremely privileged to be joined by Lord Professor Ara Darzi, who performed this pioneering robot-assisted surgery, and Nurse Practitioner Shirley Martin, who...
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Robot Surgery Live!

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02/23/2017 at 14:46. Facebook
Did you catch the #sciencenews yesterday that NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed seven new Earth-sized planets in a solar system 40 light-years away from Earth?

These new planets have been found in the ‘habitable’ zone around one central star, where a planet is most likely to have the liquid water necessary to support life.

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NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star

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02/22/2017 at 14:35. Facebook
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the announcement that ‘Dolly the Sheep’ had been successfully cloned from an adult somatic cell at the Roslin Institute in Scotland.

She was born on 5 July 1996 but it was only #onthisday in 1997 that her existence was announced to the public. Although Dolly was not the first animal ever to be cloned, she was the first to be cloned from an adult cell and...
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02/22/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Inspired by tonight’s maths #SMLates, get 10% off our Zaha Hadid maths product range in our online shop using code ZAHA10 until midnight tonight, 22 February. The collection is created exclusively for us by Zaha Hadid Design who also designed tonight’s BRIT Awards trophy. Here you see our unisex t-shirt and striking tote bag from the range. See more: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Internationally acclaimed photographers Anderson & Low bring their latest photography series to the Science Museum this spring, focusing on our much-loved collection of maritime models.

Using innovative methods of photography, Anderson & Low have created a series of beautiful and ethereal images which capture the collection in a new light, reimagining the models as epic voyagers.

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02/20/2017 at 17:24. Facebook
#onthisday in 1962 John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, making three orbits in the space capsule ‘Friendship 7’. He was one of the ‘Mercury Seven’, a group of seven military pilots who were selected by NASA to be the United States’ first astronauts, and was the fifth person to ever enter space.
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02/20/2017 at 13:09. Facebook
*Competition claxon* we've teamed up with Field Day London to offer you a chance to win tickets to stay over night at the Museum. Includes a chance to see Robots, Wonderlab and a midnight screening of Rogue One in our IMAX. Enter below!
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02/19/2017 at 11:14. Facebook
Nicolaus Copernicus, the Polish mathematician and astronomer was born #onthisday in 1473. He is best known for his theory which placed the Sun at the centre of the universe. It was previously believed that the Earth was the central celestial body. His book, ‘On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres’, shown in this image, features hand drawn illustrations and was published in 1543.
#OnThisDay in 1930 the American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto while studying photographs taken in January that year. This glass positive is in our collection and the arrows point to #Pluto, which was originally classed as the ninth planet from the Sun but was downgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union.
Create your own miniature army of retro replica tin robots, inspired by the toy robots of the 1950s. Visit our shop online and in the museum for our fantastic new collection, curated to accompany our Robots exhibition. Spanning developments in robot history from the 1920s to the present day, find everything from exclusive prints and gifts based on iconic science-fiction films; replica tin...
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We’ve been loving the photos of your visits to Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery! Here’s just a selection of the ones you’ve been sharing on Instagram with us. Keep them coming with the hashtag #Wonderis, and follow us on Instagram @sciencemuseum to keep up to date.

Wonderlab is open all half term between 10am-6pm – fuel your little ones' imagination this half term with a trip to the most...
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Charles Darwin was born #onthisday in 1809! The naturalist and geologist is best known for his theory of evolution by natural selection.

In a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace he introduced the theory that all species had descended from common ancestors through the process of natural selection. Darwin published his extended theory in his 1859 book, 'On the Origin of Species', but...
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Looking for something exciting to do this half term? Tech Will Save Us will be running Astro-dough workshops with their award winning Electro Dough Kits to celebrate Tim Peake’s space capsule being added to the collection.

Bring the kids down to the Testing Zone in our Main Shop and make your own astronauts, rockets, aliens and more!

Workshops running everyday (except Tuesday) from 11 Feb...
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No plans for Friday eve? Why not catch our Robot Comedy Quiz Night hosted by a very special guest, RoboThespian with guests Robin Ince, Ed Gamble, Lou Sanders and more!

Paranoid Androids and Electric Sheep: A Robot Comedy Quiz Show

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