Events

Thursday, 31/07/14 13:30 - Thursday, 31/07/14 16:30
The Iron Genie - Demonstration
Art@MHS
A demonstration of Anita Chowdry's Iron Genie, a kinetic sculpture inspired by 19th-century drawing machine the harmonograph. Make your own unique pattern of curves to take home.
Saturday, 02/08/14 10:00 - Saturday, 02/08/14 12:00
What is an Astrolabe?
Family-Friendly Workshop
Discover the beauty of the astrolabe, make one and find out how it works. Suitable for children aged 9 upwards. Booking required - call 01865 277280.
Sunday, 03/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 03/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Tuesday, 05/08/14 12:30 - Tuesday, 05/08/14 16:30
The Iron Genie - Demonstration
Art@MHS
A demonstration of Anita Chowdry's Iron Genie, a kinetic sculpture inspired by 19th-century drawing machine the harmonograph. Make your own unique pattern of curves to take home.
Wednesday, 06/08/14 12:30 - Wednesday, 06/08/14 16:30
The Iron Genie - Demonstration
Art@MHS
A demonstration of Anita Chowdry's Iron Genie, a kinetic sculpture inspired by 19th-century drawing machine the harmonograph. Make your own unique pattern of curves to take home.
Thursday, 07/08/14 12:30 - Thursday, 07/08/14 16:30
The Iron Genie - Demonstration
Art@MHS
A demonstration of Anita Chowdry's Iron Genie, a kinetic sculpture inspired by 19th-century drawing machine the harmonograph. Make your own unique pattern of curves to take home.
Friday, 08/08/14 12:30 - Friday, 08/08/14 16:30
The Iron Genie - Demonstration
Art@MHS
A demonstration of Anita Chowdry's Iron Genie, a kinetic sculpture inspired by 19th-century drawing machine the harmonograph. Make your own unique pattern of curves to take home.
Sunday, 10/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 10/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 16/08/14 13:00 - Saturday, 16/08/14 16:00
Send a Message SOS
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover Morse code and use the Museum’s telegraphic apparatus to unravel the mystery message. Suitable for all aged 7 upwards.
Saturday, 16/08/14 14:00 - Saturday, 16/08/14 17:00
The Iron Genie
Art@MHS
Artist Anita Chowdry demonstrates her sculptural installation, The Iron Genie, currently on show in the Top Gallery. The Iron Genie is inspired by the harmonograph, a 19th-century drawing device that created beautiful curves by combining the motions of pendulums. At 3pm Anita will also give a 30-minute talk about the piece.

Find out more at www.anitachowdry.com.

Sunday, 17/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 17/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Tuesday, 19/08/14 19:00 -
Longitude Found
Lecture
In July 1714 parliament passed the Longitude Act, sparking a competition to solve the greatest maritime problem of the age - how to find position at sea. Fresh from curating the new exhibition "Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude" at the National Maritime Museum, Dr Richard Dunn (Royal Museums Greenwich) offers a new interpretation of this remarkable 18th-century story.
Saturday, 23/08/14 14:30 -
Mysteries of the Almanac
Table Talk
Almanacs were once crucial documents for predicting the calendar, holy days, and astronomical events. Using MHS examples, librarian Jennifer Dumbelton presents their history and significance.
Sunday, 24/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 24/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Thursday, 28/08/14 13:00 - Thursday, 28/08/14 16:00
Calling all Geeks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Check out geeky activities with our special exhibition, and enter the geek competition. Suitable for age 7 upwards.
Friday, 29/08/14 13:00 - Friday, 29/08/14 16:00
Calling all Geeks
Family-Friendly Drop In
Check out geeky activities with our special exhibition, and enter the geek competition. Suitable for age 7 upwards.
Saturday, 30/08/14 14:30 -
Crystal Sets and Radio Hams
Table Talk
Elizabeth Bruton talks about the enthusiastic early history of amateur radio.
Sunday, 31/08/14 14:30 - Sunday, 31/08/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 06/09/14 14:30 -
Chaucer and the Astrolabe
Table Talk
Stephen Johnston presents astronomy-loving Geoffrey Chaucer as the original English geek.
Sunday, 07/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 07/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 13/09/14 13:00 - Saturday, 13/09/14 16:00
Cabinet of Curiosities
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover unusual objects and put together your own cabinet of curiosities. Suitable for children aged 5-11.
Sunday, 14/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 14/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Sunday, 14/09/14 15:00 -
Geek is Good exhibition tour
Curator-led tour of the current special exhibition, from the Raspberry Pi to the astrolabe.
Saturday, 20/09/14 14:00 - Saturday, 20/09/14 17:00
The Iron Genie
Art@MHS
Artist Anita Chowdry demonstrates her sculptural installation, The Iron Genie, currently on show in the Top Gallery. The Iron Genie is inspired by the harmonograph, a 19th-century drawing device that created beautiful curves by combining the motions of pendulums. At 3pm Anita will also give a 30-minute talk about the piece.

Find out more at www.anitachowdry.com.

Sunday, 21/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 21/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.
Saturday, 27/09/14 12:00 - Saturday, 27/09/14 16:00
Eyeballs and Other Things
Family-Friendly Drop In
Dissection of eyeballs and some curious visual experiments will help you understand what it is to see. Suitable for age 9 upwards.
Saturday, 27/09/14 14:30 -
School of Hard Sums
Exhibition
Stephen Johnston demonstrates the giant slide rule in the Geek is Good exhibition.
Sunday, 28/09/14 14:30 - Sunday, 28/09/14 16:30
Let's Get Geeky
Family-Friendly Drop In
Get your hands on some geek gadget history as part of the programme for our Geek is Good exhibition. Volunteer-led handling sessions every Sunday.

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