Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal Imaging

See this exhibit in the relocated and reinvented Launchpad - the Science Museum's most popular hands-on, brains-on gallery.

Thermal Imaging Camera is an extraordinary camera which picks up heat instead of light. Standing in front of it you’ll see yourself in a whole new way - from your cold blue nose to your hot white armpits.

Cameras like these are normally used by firefighters (to help them find people in smoke-filled buildings) and aircraft inspectors (to check for faults in plane wings and engines). In Launchpad you can experience this amazing technology for yourself.

Try licking your lips for an instant ‘lipstick’ effect, or see how quickly your hands warm up when you rub them together. Thermal imaging cameras show heat conduction, so why not explore how some materials conduct heat better than others?

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