NASA experts and maggot races in Science Uncovered at the Natural History Museum

By Culture24 Reporter | 16 August 2013
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A live link with NASA in which meteorite expert Dr Sara Russell will offer an update from the Mars Curiosity Rover team a year into their mission is just one of the treats on offer at this year’s after-hours party at the Natural History Museum.

A photo of people looking at cases of scientific artefacts at a public event with scientists
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More than 200 activities are taking place as part of Science Uncovered. As well as questioning NASA’s finest, audiences can confess their science knowledge shortfalls in private booths, race maggots, inspect a 3-D burial site, speak to British Olympics coaches and even ask Met Office meteorologists why the weather is so unpredictable.

Most of the fun takes place inside the museum’s vast central hall, although a set of six stamps are up for collection around the galleries, with pasties, wine and prizes along the way.

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