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To celebrate the Baby computer’s 70th anniversary, volunteer Bob Geatrell has written a post on what it’s like to work with our replica of the machine that gave birth to modern computing.

Think of a scientist. What do you picture?  The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.

In this guest post, Andy Franzkowiak, Director of Shrinking Space, discusses our fascination with the end of the world and Project Doomsday, a live show coming to the museum in February.