Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum London

 

science uncovered ©Tim Jones

A few pictures from last night’s event at the Natural History Museum in London: Science Uncovered 2013, a once a year special as part of the Europe-wide European Researchers’ Night.

I think this format is fantastic.  Ideal for Londoners spilling out of work on a Friday evening, with food and drink available and the opportunity to meet and chat with NHM scientists about current research or anything else.  The place was packed out.  I’ve been to some of the Science Museum ‘Lates’, and they are incredibly popular, but I’ve never seen the NHM this busy:

Fossil Marine Reptiles ©Tim Jones
Fossil Marine Reptiles
Archaeopteryx fossil and hologram ©Tim Jones
Archaeopteryx fossil and hologram
Discovery and recovery of 'The Jurassic Tree' ©Tim Jones
Special Nature Live on the discovery and recovery of ‘The Jurassic Tree’ in the Attenborough Studio
Charles Darwin (statue at center) holds court over the proceedings ©Tim Jones
Charles Darwin holds court over the proceedings
Item's from the Library archive ©Tim Jones
Item’s from the Library archive. Archivist for the Wallace Correspondence Project Caroline Catchpole here with three documents from Cook’s voyages
Back to your roots with a spot of cave painting ©Tim Jones
Back to your roots with a spot of cave painting

 

Dollman documents ©Tim Jones
Librarian Hellen Sharman shared the tragic story and fine artistry of Hereward Chune Dollman (1888-1919), who died of the Sleeping Sickness he went to Africa to study.
A chance to handle specimens. Natural diamond crystal in Kimberlite
A chance to handle specimens. Natural diamond crystal in Kimberlite
Mike Rumsey ©Sven Klinge
Mike Rumsey of the Earth Sciences Dept. explains what inclusions can tell us about the origins of diamonds

 

All photos ©Tim Jones, except last one ©Sven Klinge.

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