The Science and Industry Museum goes ADULT ONLY

Winter evenings are about to get brighter with the museum's special 'The Sun' events.

The Sun: Late

The sun will shine bright on crisp evenings as the Science and Industry Museum’s popular, adult only special events return during November and December, this time inspired by the Museum’s current, blockbuster exhibition, The Sun.

Late on Wednesday 27th November, the museum will burst with solar science, poetry, music, crafts, talks, an inflatable planetarium, while visitors have the opportunity to grab a drink from the bar and revel in the social atmosphere.

Talks and demonstrations include journalist, Linda Geddes explaining how sunlight is crucial to health and happiness, with other opportunities to get up close with exotic sun dwelling animals, make a sundial plus find out about the promise and perils of geoengineering and its potential impact on climate change.

Members of the student-led social enterprise from Manchester Metropolitan University, MetMUnch, bring expert nutrition advice to help visitors find a path to a proper, daily dose of Vitamin D, while Mirror Divas Glimmer and Glamour light up the night with their super-shiny, stilt walking act.

The Sun exhibition will open throughout the evening with tickets becoming half price at just £4 as part of the late event.

TV presenter Rick Edwards and editor of The New Scientist journal, Dr Michael Brooks, visit on Tuesday 10th December to present a live edition of the Science(ish) Podcast, an increasingly popular look at the science lurking within the scripts of famous films. The duo will take to the Science and Industry Museum stage to discuss Danny Boyle’s 2007 sci-fi adventure, Sunshine.

Science(ish) Podcast: Live

A FREE encounter with two playful science-fiction fans, it is unmissable for anyone interested in a lively and humorous take on science and cinema. The Sun exhibition opens to coincide with Edwards and Brooks’ visit from 6pm with tickets half price when booked with a podcast event ticket.

The late night events, alongside continuing daytime talks, activities and exhibitions, take place around multi-million-pound renovation works which are allowing vital restoration and conservation work across the seven-acre museum site to establish the Science and Industry Museum as a beacon for contemporary science and a major cultural destination which explores ideas that change the world.

Gina Cooke, Contemporary Science Programme Producer at the Science and Industry Museum says: “These adult after hour events give us the unique opportunity to explore the science of our Sun in a really exciting and interesting way. We love that our visitors can enjoy a social night at the museum and be surprised by what they see, do and hear.”

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The Sun: Late @ Science and Industry Museum
Wednesday 27th November, 19:00-22:00
Free entry (booking required)

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Science(ish) Podcast: Live
Tuesday 10th December, 19:30-21:00
Free entry (booking required)

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