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#onthisday in 1897, J.J. Thomson announced the discovery of the electron, one of the subatomic particles which make up an atom, at the Royal Institute.

Thomson was working as a professor at the University of Cambridge and was researching cathode rays, the rays of previously unknown particles which are emitted from a type of electrical conductor called a cathode.

He found that these rays...
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onthisday in 1897 JJ Thomson announced the discovery of the electron one
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04/29/2017 at 09:05. Facebook
In #ScienceNews this week: the Cassini spacecraft has successfully dived between Saturn’s rings and is sending data back to earth...
In ScienceNews this week the Cassini spacecraft has successfully dived between Saturns

Cassini radio signal from Saturn picked up after dive - BBC News

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04/28/2017 at 06:35. Facebook
What are you up to next Friday evening? Fancy cosying up in our IMAX theatre for an after-hours movie night with a science twist? Click the link to find out more...
What are you up to next Friday evening Fancy cosying up in

Guardian Live Movies and Mechanoids Double Bill: Ex Machina and A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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04/27/2017 at 16:20. Facebook
We’re opening Robots after-hours on Fridays...

See the exhibition away from the crowds and get 20% off food at our local Byron, on Gloucester Road.

Claim your offer by showing your Robots ticket or e-ticket to Byron staff in store.

The exhibition is open until 22.00 with last entry at 21.00.
We’re opening Robots afterhours on Fridays
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04/26/2017 at 11:56. Facebook
What are your plans tonight? Get down to our Lates event for an evening of free after-hours activities.

Our Robots exhibition will also be open tonight, but don’t worry if you miss out this time: we’re opening the exhibition until 22.00 every Friday of its run too!
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04/25/2017 at 11:39. Facebook
Today is National DNA day! The day celebrates both the completion of the Human Genome Project #onthisday in 2003 and the discovery of the DNA’s double helix.

It was #onthisday in 1953 that scientists James Watson and Francis Crick published papers putting forward a new theory for the structure of DNA in the journal, Nature.

The two scientists put forward the radical theory that DNA’s...
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Today is National DNA day The day celebrates both the completion of
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04/25/2017 at 08:44. Facebook
Congratulations to our sister attraction Countess of York at the National Railway Museum for winning Afternoon Tea of the Year at the Visit England Awards for Excellence! If you're ever in the North and feel peckish you know where to go...
Congratulations to our sister attraction Countess of York at the National Railway
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04/24/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
#onthisday in 1990 the Hubble Telescope was launched into orbit from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

The Hubble Telescope is designed to see seven times further into space than previously possible, importantly without the distortion caused by the Earth’s atmosphere. As a result, it is able to view the universe in unprecedented detail.

It has photographed objects 13 billion light years away and...
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onthisday in 1990 the Hubble Telescope was launched into orbit from the
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Join us after-hours at the Museum as we host a movie night with a robotic twist...

We’ll be showing Ex Machina starring Alicia Vikander, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence starring Jude Law in our IMAX cinema on Friday 5 May.

Adam Rutherford, the scientific adviser on Ex Machina, will also join us for a talk about the science behind the film.

Find out more and book your tickets now!
Join us afterhours at the Museum as we host a movie night with a robotic twist

Guardian Live Movies and Mechanoids Double Bill: Ex Machina and A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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Calling all wannabe coders!

Fire Tech Camp are running a series of after-school coding and robotics courses from the end of April here at the Museum.

Your little one could learn to programme a robot to complete mazes and dance, or learn how to create video games.

Find out more through the link below.
Calling all wannabe coders Fire Tech Camp are running a series of

After school coding and robotics courses

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To celebrate Earth Day 2017, we’re offering you 20% off the Science Museum’s Earth T-shirt until 9am Sunday 23 April. Simply enter EARTH2017 at the checkout.
To celebrate Earth Day 2017 were offering you 20 off the Science

Black Big Earth T-shirt

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In #ScienceNews this week: scientists have found hydrogen in jets of water vapor on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.

This ground breaking discovery provides evidence that the moon may have the chemicals and processes needed to spark and support life hidden underneath its icy surface.
In ScienceNews this week scientists have found hydrogen in jets of water

The Icy Plumes Shooting Out of Saturn’s Moon Just Got Way More Interesting

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To mark the launch of their first studio album in 32 years, Radiophonic Workshop, the musicians behind some of the BBC’s most famous soundtracks including Horizon, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Newsround, will stage an exclusive surround sound show here at the Science Museum in June.

At this unique event they will perform both new material and much loved classics, including a unique...
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To mark the launch of their first studio album in 32 years

Radiophonic Workshop live in surround sound + Q&A

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A tasty deal for your Friday night:

Get 20% off food at our local Byron, Gloucester Road when you visit Robots during the exhibition’s Friday late openings! Robots is open every Friday until 22.00 with last entry at 21.00.

Make the most of your Friday evening with this delicious deal all thanks to Byron Hamburgers.
A tasty deal for your Friday night Get 20 off food at
We’ve recently installed a new object in our Antenna Gallery: a working heart sleeve. Find out more about this piece of innovative medical equipment in the video below.

The heart sleeve is a flexible robotic device which is designed to be a temporary solution for patients awaiting heart transplants. It works to support the heart’s beating by mimicking the movement of the cardiac muscle to...
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We’re getting excited for this month’s Lates next Wednesday! This adults only evening gives you a chance to explore the museum after-hours and get involved in a whole range of events and activities.

One of the highlights this month is the UK Grand Final of FameLab, the competition to find the next generation of science communicators. Ten competitors will have just three minutes to present a...
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Were getting excited for this months Lates next Wednesday This adults only

FameLab UK Grand Final

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Our next Lates event is happening next week! This adults only evening gives you a chance to explore the museum after-hours.

Highlights this month include the UK Grand Final of FameLab, the competition to find the next generation of British science presenters. This event will be compered by our resident comedy duo, Punk Science. Tickets are free but spaces are limited so book ahead to...
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Our next Lates event is happening next week This adults only evening

FameLab UK Grand Final

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Do you want to take part in a Live Science experiment?

Come and help our team of Live Science researchers learn more about how we can record and measure the minute differences in facial expressions as they use a 3D camera to scan your face!

Kindly supported by Wellcome Trust and players of People's Postcode Lottery.
Do you want to take part in a Live Science experiment

Live Science

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Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci who was born #onthisday. The famous Italian Renaissance polymath whose accomplishments span the disciplines of art, science, engineering, mathematics and music, was born in 1452.

Da Vinci was a keen scientist and inventor. Though he had no formal education, his scientific experiments followed clear scientific methods. Under Andrea del Verrocchio, he began...
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Happy birthday to Leonardo da Vinci who was born onthisday The famous
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In #ScienceNews this week: scientists have discovered why shoelaces unravel…
In ScienceNews this week: scientists have discovered why shoelaces unravel…

Mystery of why shoelaces come undone unravelled by science - BBC News

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