Finding science @ London

There is so much to see and do in London. Its been six months here and yet there is lot to explore. The city of London is the power hours of modern science with its many universities, learned societies and science/tech startups. A world-leading research centre, the institute is big on outreach, bringing science and medical advances to the masses through a programme of public events.

London is blessed with richness of museums, events and festivals dedicated to science. In this article we round up some of the most fascinating science experiences and days out in London.

Let us start with

Royal Observatory Greenwich

understanding and learning time and space at the Peter Harrison Planetarium and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time, all set in beautiful Greenwich Park. 

You can also have a look at Flamsteed House, which is the Royal Observatory building, as well as John Harrison’s iconic maritime timekeepers, London’s moving panorama ‘Camera Obscura’, the free interactive Weller Astronomy Galleries and the Altazimuth Pavilion, which houses an exhibition about the Sun and many historic instruments for you to explore. 

Also do visit the Great Equatorial Telescope and perhaps even book for a night sky observation between November to March.

The Science Museum, Kensington

When it comes to learning about science has to be the London Science Museum in South Kensington. With seven floors of educational and entertaining exhibits, you could easily spend an entire day exploring topics such as flight, medicine, clocks and robotics.It also also feature the massive telescope that was flown on British space missions and a full-scale models of the Beagle 2 Mars Lander.

The Natural History Museum, Kensington

The Natural History Museum in London is a museum exhibiting a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three large museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.You can also discover more about museum research on the Moon, Sun, Mars, comets and asteroids.

The Astrology Shop, Covent Garden

The Astrology Shop offers not only more than 1500 unique astrology books, but also a wide range of crystals and gemstones, tarot cards, Feng-Shui accessories, incense, dream catchers and personal horoscopes. Get ready to be amazed!

Science Festivals, Events and Lectures in London

London has many opportunities for you to indulge your curiosity in a wide range of events and lectures throughout the year.  ‘New Scientist LIVE’ is a yearly festival of ideas and touches on all areas of human life, ‘Pint of Science London’ is an annual science festival that brings researchers to your local pub and the ‘Imperial Festival’ features a line up of interactive science, research demonstrations, technology demos and creative performances. There are many events for all ages organised by The British Library, Royal Society, London’s Global University and the Wellcome Collection, that are often free of charge.

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