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January 2015

Science Museum Lates

28 January, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change.

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February 2015

Science Museum Lates

25 February, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. This month's theme: Sexuality.

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March 2015

Science Museum Lates: Enhancements – Synthetic Biology

25 March, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change.

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April 2015

Three Tales by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot

22 April, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£12

Ensemble BPM presents Three Tales, a video opera exploring three momentous scientific events from the twentieth century that examines our deepening relationship with technology; the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin in 1937, nuclear bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in 1946–1958, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.

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Three Tales by Steve Reich and Beryl Korot

24 April, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£12

Ensemble BPM presents Three Tales, a video opera exploring three momentous scientific events from the twentieth century that examines our deepening relationship with technology; the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin in 1937, nuclear bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in 1946–1958, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.

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May 2015

Science Museum Lates

28 May, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The Science Museum’s Lates is a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change. May's theme: Let There Be Light

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August 2015

Science Museum Lates: Childhood

26 August, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from Churchill’s wartime scientists to childhood.

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September 2015

Beyond Vision: Photography, Art and Science symposium

12 September, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£15

Early scientific ‘photographs of the invisible’ – from x-ray to photomicrography, and motion studies to pictures of electrical charges – have had a profound effect on the development of modern and contemporary art. Bringing together world-renowned artists, curators and academics, and coinciding with the final days of Revelations: Experiments in Photography, this one-day symposium examines the importance of early scientific photography for the creative arts and the ways in which its meanings have shifted across time and space. Speakers include: John Blakinger,…

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Curator Talk: The Making of Cosmonauts

24 September, 2015 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£16

From the cultural background of Russian people's deep affinity with space travel to behind-the-scenes insights into staging a world-class exhibition, choose from a varied range of talks being delivered by the team of curators for Cosmonauts, the landmark Science Museum exhibition.

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Science Museum Lates: Cravings

30 September, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from Churchill’s wartime scientists to childhood.

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October 2015

Evening Exchange – Ada Lovelace: Poetical Science

16 October, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and, like him, she had a talent for writing. At age 12 she planned to write a book called 'Flyology' that would include a design for a mechanical flying horse, but her mother told her off for neglecting her studies and 'Flyology' was never written. How might the book have developed? With the beginnings of the tale as a springboard, join Emily Short, a renowned game developer from the Interactive Fiction (text-driven…

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Aiming for the Moon

22 October, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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In 1989 Soviet authorities admitted publicly for the first time the existence of a formerly secret programme to land a cosmonaut on the Moon. The space race between the USA and USSR, so well established in the lexicon of the 1960s, had indeed been real. Even as the Americans were preparing for their final Apollo Moon landing in 1972 the Soviets were still working towards their own first mission. One of the star exhibits in the Science Museum’s Cosmonauts exhibition is the LK lander…

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Evening Exchange – Ada Lovelace: Science of Harmony

23 October, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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As she once imagined they would be, Ada Lovelace's numerical algorithms have now been transformed into music. In the second of our Evening Exchanges celebrating the Victorian computer pioneer, composer Emily Howard (Leverhulme Artist in Residence 2015) and mathematician Lasse Rempe-Gillen (University of Liverpool) will discuss how music and mathematics intertwine. There will be a performance of Emily's 'Ada Sketches' given by students from the Royal Northern College of Music and a chance to produce your own mathematical music. The event is…

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Women in Space

23 October, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£10

In 1963 Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. But despite this apparent triumph for gender equality, it wasn't until 1982 that another woman followed in her footsteps. Even today space science is still male-dominated. So how will gender equality play out in future space programmes, and how likely is it that the first human on Mars will be a woman? Join French cosmonaut Claudie Haigneré and the UK Space Agency’s Libby Jackson as they discuss these…

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Science Museum Lates: Computer say Lates

28 October, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Science Museum Lates are adults-only, after-hours theme nights that take place in the Museum on the last Wednesday of every month. Each entry in this hugely popular ongoing series of events centres on a different theme: from sex to climate change, from Churchill’s wartime scientists to childhood.

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Evening Exchange – Ada Lovelace: Material and Mechanical

30 October, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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On the surface Ada Lovelace's parents had contrasting interests. Lord Byron was poetical and dramatic, while Lady Byron was scientific and rational. But are the arts and the sciences really so different? Hosted by the AXNS Collective, a group of artists and scientists, our final Evening Exchange brings scientists and artists together in a conversation about the perceived tensions between the two fields. The evening features a discussion between neuroscientist Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft and interdisciplinary artist Heather Barnett. By examining…

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November 2015

Finding Unique Objects for Cosmonauts

5 November, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 6 November, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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One of the biggest challenges for the Cosmonauts curators was to find exceptional objects to tell the story of pioneering missions of space exploration. How do you find the original spacesuit worn by Gagarin during his historic flight among several identical-looking orange garments with CCCP on the helmet? And just what do you need to do in order to borrow a Soviet Moon lander? In this talk from Cosmonauts curator, Dr Natalia Sidlina, we answer these unusual questions and also discuss the objects…

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Are We Destined to Live in Space

13 November, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£15

The cultural roots of the Russian space programme were in cosmological and mystical thinking, and in the belief that humanity's destiny was to colonise the cosmos. In our own era, the motivations of nations and private companies to initiate and maintain space projects are just as varied and complex. Geopolitical positioning and colonisation, the search for extra-terrestrial life, the pursuit of materials for mining, the desire for scientific knowledge and the simple, primal urge to satisfy human desire are all incentives to travel beyond…

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Surviving in Space

19 November, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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We are of Earth. Our bodies have evolved to work on this planet – not on the Moon, not on Mars and certainly not in conditions of weightlessness. So it is remarkable that over only a few decades of spaceflight we have learned how to combat the problems of survival in space. We use special equipment, stick to rigorous exercise routines and prepare especially for the shock to the body of returning to Earth’s gravity at the end of each mission.…

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The Future of Flight

23 November, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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As the Science Museum prepares for their next major exhibition, focusing on the unique mechanical designs of Leonardo Da Vinci – one of history’s greatest curious minds – this event asks what the future of flight could look like. This one-off panel event takes Leonardo’s innovative and skilled approach to the design of flying machines, based on his observations of the natural world, as a starting point, before looking at where today’s designers are finding their inspiration and how new technological developments might change how humankind flies…

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Interstellar: The IMAX Experience

25 November, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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November's Science Museum Lates is maths themed and includes a one-off screening of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar in IMAX 70mm (as he intended it to be seen), preceded by a discussion between the Science Museum's Director of External Affairs Roger Highfield, Science Museum Fellow of Modern Science Harry Cliff and Interstellar's Oscar-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Paul Franklin. Roger is a noted science writer and the co-author of the acclaimed biography The Private Lives of Albert Einstein. Harry is a particle physicist at Cambridge and…

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December 2015

Art and Culture: Imaging Space Travel

3 December, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The cosmos has fascinated the creative mind for centuries. In the early 20th century the artistic and the creative, the spiritual and the philosophical paved the way for engineers and scientists in their quest to achieve space travel. Cosmist Nikolay Fedorov’s ‘Philosophy of the Common Task’ inspired generations of scientists and artists alike. From the drawings of space visionary Konstantin Tsiolkovsky to early sci-fi films like ‘Cosmic Voyage’ and the propaganda posters of the space age, depictions of space have gone far beyond…

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January 2016

Dogs in Space

7 January, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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The Cosmonauts exhibition features the first canine space travellers. Visitors can see the type of Sputnik cabin Laika the dog lived in during her brief spaceflight in 1957. It also celebrates the flight of Belka and Strelka, whose safe return to Earth in 1960 paved the way for Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering human flight one year later. But from the late 1940s through to the present day all manner of plants, seeds, microbes, creatures and animals have been launched into space.…

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Finding Unique Objects for Cosmonauts

14 January, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Free

One of the biggest challenges for the Cosmonauts curators was to find exceptional objects to tell the story of pioneering missions of space exploration. How do you find the original spacesuit worn by Gagarin during his historic flight among several identical-looking orange garments with CCCP on the helmet? And just what do you need to do in order to borrow a Soviet Moon lander? In this talk from Cosmonauts curator, Dr Natalia Sidlina, we answer these unusual questions and also discuss the objects…

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Human spaceflight: Is it worth the money and risk?

15 January, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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£5

As the Science Museum celebrates the birth of the Space Age with its landmark Cosmonauts exhibition, Roger Highfield hosts a discussion with the UK's first astronaut Helen Sharman, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, space scientist Monica Grady and The Sky at Night's Chris Lintott. Does the low cost and practicality of robotic probes now outweigh the inspirational value of seeing human beings voyage across the solar system, or does the future of our species lie in space, as Russia’s Cosmists believed more…

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February 2016

Aiming for the Moon

4 February, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Free

In 1989 Soviet authorities admitted publicly for the first time the existence of a formerly secret programme to land a cosmonaut on the Moon. The space race between the USA and USSR, so well established in the lexicon of the 1960s, had indeed been real. Even as the Americans were preparing for their final Apollo Moon landing in 1972 the Soviets were still working towards their own first mission. One of the star exhibits in the Science Museum’s Cosmonauts exhibition is the LK lander…

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March 2016

Dogs in Space

3 March, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2DD United Kingdom
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Free

The Cosmonauts exhibition features the first canine space travellers. Visitors can see the type of Sputnik cabin Laika the dog lived in during her brief spaceflight in 1957. It also celebrates the flight of Belka and Strelka, whose safe return to Earth in 1960 paved the way for Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering human flight one year later. But from the late 1940s through to the present day all manner of plants, seeds, microbes, creatures and animals have been launched into space.…

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