TONIGHT: Science Museum Lates

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TONIGHT: Science Museum Lates

This one can be summarised in four words: science, booze, no kids.

The Science Museum's monthly late opening rolls round again tonight. From 6.45pm till 10pm you can roam those magnificently decked halls learning about science and technology with a glass of Chardonnay in your hand. Entrance is free.

As always, there's a varied programme of events (PDF). The main highlight has to be the jovial Richard Wiseman exploring human fascination with the paranormal. But you can also sit on a Chair of Doom (!), take part in a science pub quiz, hurl Barbie dolls from catapults (just don't call them angry birds), try some speed dating, and generally mingle like a random particulate in an ideal gas.

Last Updated 30 March 2011

Jason B. Standing

My understanding of the construction of a Chair Of Doom - based on experimental research as a university student - was to mount an armchair on a shopping trolley wheelbase and push it down a steep driveway. The key to survival was not to find yourself piloting the chair.