Out there

Focus-Science and Technology - - CONTENTS - SCI­ENCE MU­SEUM, LON­DON FROM 19 OC­TO­BER 2018 SCIENCEMUSEUM.ORG.UK

Books, ex­hi­bi­tions, days out and more.

Con­tains adult themes that may be un­suit­able for younger read­ers.

On 5 May 1930, avi­a­tor Amy John­son left Croy­don Air­port in a sec­ond­hand Gipsy Moth bi­plane named Ja­son, bound for Aus­tralia. She ar­rived suc­cess­fully, de­spite a sand­storm forc­ing her to land in the Iraqi desert, and a bumpy land­ing rip­ping a hole in the wing of her plane in Burma (mod­ern-day Myan­mar). She’s one of 20 well-known sci­en­tists, in­ven­tors and ex­plor­ers who have been drawn by iconic Bri­tish il­lus­tra­tor Quentin Blake.

The il­lus­tra­tions are on dis­play at Lon­don’s Sci­ence Mu­seum out­side Won­der­lab: The Equinor Gallery. This in­ter­ac­tive gallery fea­tures slides to teach vis­i­tors about fric­tion, and a chem­istry bar will of­fer up hands-on ex­per­i­ments – why not pop in for a play?

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