International Images for Science at Newcastle's Great North Museum: Hancock

By Culture24 Reporter | 20 August 2013

Exhibition preview: International Images for Science, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, August 31 – September 29 2013

A photo of a scientific blue and orange coral
Coffea : 2012. Eye of Science, Reutlingen, Germany© Nicole Ottawa
Part of this year’s British Science Festival, this display of works used by scientists in their research – distant galleries, subatomic particles and all – were made using ultraviolet, infrared, time lapse, high speed and microscopic techniques.

They’re often vitally revealing: in astronomy, to name one field, photography gives a closer glimpse of the nebulae, helping experts to understand outer space and stars. In oceanography, meanwhile, it strengthens our comprehension of sealife behaviour and geological formations.

“What is particularly exciting is that the images highlight the crucial role photography continues to play in modern science,” says organiser Afzal Ansary, calling the exhibition “stunning” and a “visual feast”.

“It illustrates the work of scientists and is an essential research tool.”

  • Open 10am-5pm (4pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday). Admission free. Follow the museum on Twitter @GNM_Hancock‎.
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