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Cosmos & Culture - Science Museum

1999 Eclipse Tea Towel

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Cosmos & Culture: how astronomy has shaped our world is on display at the Science Museum until December 30, 2010.

Explore how astronomy has changed the way we see our universe – and ourselves – through this object-rich exhibition. From ancient heritage to cutting edge technology, trace the history of people and the stars through different stories drawn from around the world.

Cosmos & Culture uses a new multimedia display environment that allows you to explore objects in depth and find out about key scientific concepts. See how different instruments work, discover the stories of the people who made and used them, and enjoy beautiful models, illustrations and photographs.

Objects on display include Thomas Harriot’s moon map, the joint European X-ray Telescope (JET-X), a 1999 eclipse tea towel, a European astrolabe and a scale model (1:30) of a single telescope from the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS).

To find out more about these and other objects on display, visit the Website

Admission to Cosmos & Culture is free.

Times: Daily from 10am to 6pm (except December 24 to December 26). Last entry at 5.15pm.

NB: From August 9 to August 22 (but not August 18) the Museum will stay open until 7pm.

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD