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Science and Industry Museum blog

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.

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.

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…