To mark the start of Manchester Science Festival’s programme on climate and ideas for a better world, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham reflects on how Greater Manchester’s vision of becoming carbon-neutral by 2038 will also mean the city is primed to influence future progress and lead the next Industrial Revolution, through a zero-carbon economy.
In this section, you’ll find posts on newsworthy events and stories related to the museum, from festival headliner announcements to progress reports on our new gallery.
The Science Museum Group and Science and Industry Museum have been announced as one of the 30 creative teams selected to take part on the Festival UK* 2022 R&D (Research and Development) Project, working with an extraordinary group of collaborators from different disciplines and artforms.
At our museum we’re incredibly lucky. Not only are we the caretakers of some amazing objects but of several unique buildings too.
We were honoured to host the Bank of England for the reveal of the scientific character who would appear on the new £50 note.
We now know the next £50 note will be adorned by the mathematician, computer scientist, and cryptanalyst Alan Turing but there were many leading contenders for the honour, such as Stephen Hawking, Srinivasa Ramanujan and Dorothy Hodgkin.
An unexpected link between the complexity of storms on the Sun and solar activity has been revealed by a citizen science experiment which could help improve forecasting of potentially devastating space weather on Earth.
For the last fifty years, the Science and Industry Museum has told the stories of how Manchester’s innovators and entrepreneurs have changed the world.
There’s heritage transport, and then there’s Stephenson’s Rocket, built to run on the world’s first inter-city passenger railway.
This year’s British Science Week theme is all about journeys, so we spoke to some of our amazing female STEM Ambassadors about their journey to their careers, and asked for some sage advice for anyone who wants to follow in their footsteps.
How do you transform history into music? How about engineering into notes or a train whistle into quavers and chords? A creative PhD project in collaboration with the museum is taking a look at how the story of our historic railway can be transformed into rhythm, melody and sound.