Investigating the Weather from Aristotle to Ozone
Special Exhibition Gallery
20 November 2012 – 7 April 2013
Just like the weather itself, the history of meteorology has been both dramatic and dull. Intrepid balloonists risked their lives to reach higher in the atmosphere, while the selfless devotion of the daily observer was essential for the creation of reliable records.
This temporary exhibition presents a rich and surprising perspective on the weather, from medieval Oxford philosophers to modern investigations that are literally out of this world, as satellites and space probes research not just our weather but that of other planets too.