What's New

Now Open: Astronomy and Empire

Transit Instrument in box
Portable transit instrument in shipping crate, by Troughton & Simms, c. 1900. Image © the Whipple Museum (Wh.2145).

Running from 2nd October 2017 to September 28th 2018, Astronomy and Empire is now on in the Whipple Museum's newly refurbished Special Exhibition Gallery. Drawing on the museum's extensive collection and featuring objects from the University of Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Royal Astronomical Society in London, this exhibition explores the tangled history of science and the British Empire.

» Find out more on our exhibition page.

» Watch a short piece [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrVHkgzxWIw], as part of India Unboxed, about our very own Portable Transit Instrument, its movement, and role in the networks of Empire.

 
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