Makin' light

  • Posted on: 7 August 2018
  • By: rosy

Whether it's for keeping giant predators at bay, lighting our streets, or sitting at home with a good book on a long winter evening, humans down the millenia have always wanted to light up the night. In this show we explore the technologies they've used, from fire to LEDs, and some of the science and engineering behing them.

Along the way, we find out about:

Colour science

  • Posted on: 7 February 2017
  • By: dave

From lightbulbs of all sorts to coloured inks and printers, from theatrical spotlights to the blacklight at the disco, the world as we see it is all about light and colour. 

A range of surprising demos helps us to explore how we make light, what we mean by colour, and how we can use a flame on one side of the room to light a fire on the other, looking at ideas including: