Beautiful images will inspire imagination

Natalie Gumede arriving for the 2013 British Soap Awards at MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 18, 2013. Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Natalie Gumede arriving for the 2013 British Soap Awards at MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 18, 2013. Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire

A new exhibition coming to the Storey in Lancaster this month explores the beauty of science with 100 curious images to inspire the imagination.

Schools, businesses and individuals are invited to visit the exhibition to see for themselves the delicate exquisiteness of frost flowers, a captivating aurora seen through a fish eye lens and the fascinating flow of lava, among many other exhibits.

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The Beauty in Science exhibition lasts for three weeks in the Storey’s main Gallery and Music Room, and will also feature a free programme of engaging short talks by accomplished speakers covering everything from modelling a heartbeat to tracking down where the rain goes.

The exhibition is the brainchild of Dr Hannah Newton, a research associate at the Lancaster Environment Centre, who was inspired by a similar show at the Manchester Science Festival.

Dr Newton, who is heading up the exhibition team, said: “We just want to get people excited generally about science without pressing details on them. We want to bring science to life for people who might not consider themselves ‘sciencey’.”

The free show, funded by Lancaster University Research Committee, will feature a combination of photographs, digital displays, slide shows, time lapse sequences, sound bites and model animations.

A display cabinet will house an array of intricate equipment used in the process and appliance of science together with a wide-ranging selection of scientific samples including an installation showcasing soils from around the world. The Beauty in Science will open with a private viewing on Thursday, September 19 and will then open to the public on Friday September 20 until October 12.

To book a free visit, register at the Visitor Information Centre in The Storey.

To find out more contact Dr Hannah Newton on 01524 593993, h.newton@lancaster.ac.uk or go to http://www.lancs.ac.uk/gallery/the-beauty-in-science-exhibition.