Events

Whatever the Weather Day
Saturday, 06/04/13 10:00 – 17:00
A celebration of the final weekend of the ‘Atmospheres’ exhibition: a day of activities, storytelling, talks and tours for weather-watchers of all ages! Click here to see the PDF programme for this event.

Clouds over the Museum, November 2012.

Climate and Weather: Science as Public Culture
Monday, 07/01/13 10:00 – Wednesday, 09/01/13 17:00
An international academic conference coinciding with the Atmospheres exhibition. Full details and registration on the website of the Maison Française d’Oxford.

Stormy Weather: Exploring Atmospheres in the Outer Solar System
Tuesday, 26/02/13 19:00

Public Lecture by Dr Leigh Fletcher (Royal Society Research Fellow in Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics, University of Oxford)

A chance to hear about current research on the weather of other planets. Leigh Fletcher studies the gas giants of our solar system and his most recent work uses instruments on NASA’s Cassini orbiter that also appear in the Atmospheres exhibition.

Xmas Light Night: Snowflake
Friday, 23/11/12

Seasonal songs in the MHS basement stairwell, 23rd November 2012.

This special event invited visitors to: Learn fascinating facts and enjoy icy activities for all the family on
the theme of ‘snowflake’. Create your own symmetrical snowflakes, enjoy
music, hear about the science and history of snow, and watch films with
snowy themes:

Talks
In the Basement Gallery:

  • 6.30 Dr J.V. Field (Birkbeck College, London), “When Stars of Snow Fell on Kepler’s Coat

  • 7.00 Dr Amber Thompson (Chemistry, University of Oxford), “Why Is Snow So Beautiful?

Activities
Throughout the evening in the Top Gallery:

  • Mirror Snowflakes
    Create an infinite variety of symmetrical snowflakes with the help of a pair of mirrors.

  • Paper Crystals
    Make your own snowflake decorations for Christmas.

Music
Seasonal Songs with “Joined-up Singing”
Basement stairwell
7.30

Films
Some short films on a wintry theme, from 8.15 in the Basement Gallery

Tours
A curator’s introduction to the current special exhibition “Atmospheres”

8.15 and 9.00

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