You'll be pleased to know that Lates
returns next week for the first event of 2010!
London's premier free evening returns with the same mixture of intelligent debate, fascinating one-off events, fun and games and more. This month the Science Museum celebrates the role of Muslim science and culture, inspired by the launch of our new exhibition 1001 Inventions
Join Dr Rim Turkmani to discover how Arab science and astronomy influenced the scientific revolution in England in the latest of our renowned Centenary Talks
. Find out about Silat, an early martial art from Indonesia, watch traditional Tanoura dancing, step inside the tranquil beauty of the StarDome inflatable planetarium, create your own giant star map and find out more about the importance of astronomy in the Muslim world. Plus start a new hobby during 2010 and create your own hand-woven fabric to take away.
Sadly I'll probably not be there to join in the fun, however of course everyone can still come along and enjoy the event; if you'd like to meet with your fellow Meetupers, Flo's idea on the Lates event page comments
to meet at around 7.30pm in the ground floor cafe is an inspired one - come along and see her, and hopefully you can enjoy Lates as a group!
If you want updated details as I get them, keep watching the Twitter channel
, and if you?ve got any ideas for Science Museum Meetups during 2010 get in touch. I hope you enjoy the evening, and see you all in February!
Peer Lawther on behalf of the Science Museum