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Colour lithograph of Aurora Borealis, by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot, 1882

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, and have inspired countless artists, explorers, philosophers and scientists over the centuries, including Manchester’s own John Dalton.

A woman in a lab coat

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.

Cotton factories, Union Street, Manchester, around 1820

Ancoats in Manchester city centre was recently dubbed one of the hippest places in the world to live, but it hasn’t always been that way. Here, curator Katie Belshaw looks at the area’s industrial past; you know, before it was cool…

Label of Chattanooga Choo Choo vinyl recording
By Aleksandra Besevic and Zakiya Leeming

Sound Tracks at the Science and Industry Museum

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.

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