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From the Stone Age to the Space Age, Cosmos and Culture revealed how people around the world have studied the night sky.

The exhibition explored how astronomy has changed the way we see our universe and ourselves, giving visitors the chance to discover how different instruments work, find out about the people who made them, and examine models, illustrations and photographs.

Find out more from curator Alison Boyle:

Explore astronomy and cosmology objects and stories from our collection

Explore objects from the exhbition

Supported by

Patrons of the Science Museum

Additional support from

Science and Technology Facilities Council