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02 June 2016 13:00 - 02 June 2016 16:00
Ahoy There!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover early voyages of exploration with maps, globes, and hands-on activities with navigational instruments.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7-13.
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03 June 2016 13:00 - 03 June 2016 16:00
Ahoy There!
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover early voyages of exploration with maps, globes, and hands-on activities with navigational instruments.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7-13.
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11 June 2016 14:00 - 11 June 2016 16:00
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Family-Friendly Drop In
Discover the art of medicine through objects, stories and activities.
Drop-in. Suitable for ages 9+
28 June 2016 19:00 - 28 June 2016 20:15
Observing the Observers
Lecture
Kew Observatory was originally built in 1769 to enable King George III to observe that year’s transit of Venus.  Yet it was its work during the nineteenth century that is of the greatest historical interest.  Its activities encompassed meteorology, geomagnetism, instrument testing and solar physics.  In this talk, Dr Lee Macdonald will explore how a group of astronomers and science devotees at Kew began the world’s first systematic programme of daily solar photography in tandem with observations of the Earth’s magnetic field – a precursor of today’s ground- and space-based programmes that monitor the Sun and ‘space weather’, the Sun’s interactions with the Earth and other planets.  The talk will also describe how Kew Observatory pioneered the testing of scientific instruments and became the originating institution of the present-day National Physical Laboratory.
Free booking available at www.bit.ly/mhs-events.
Doors open at 6.30pm.
30 June 2016 11:00 - 30 June 2016 12:00
Navigation and Exploration - Tour for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
Tour
Join us for a hands-on tour of the museum for visitors who are blind or partially sighted on the theme of Navigation and Exploration.  Part of our HLF-funded “Sensing Culture” partner project with the RNIB.
Spaces for this tour are limited, for more information or to book contact 01865 282456 or outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk
29 September 2016 11:00 - 29 September 2016 12:00
Objects of Science - Tour for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
Tour
Join us for a hands-on tour of the museum for visitors who are blind or partially sighted on the theme of Objects of Science. Part of our HLF-funded “Sensing Culture” partner project with the RNIB.
Spaces for this tour are limited, for more information or to book contact 01865 282456 or outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk
15 December 2016 11:00 - 15 December 2016 12:00
Medicine - Tour for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
Tour
Join us for a hands-on tour of the museum for visitors who are blind or partially sighted on the theme of Medicine. Part of our HLF-funded “Sensing Culture” partner project with the RNIB.
Spaces for this tour are limited, for more information or to book contact 01865 282456 or outreach@museums.ox.ac.uk

 

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