Inside the Collection

Ultimo Science festival 2011

Science Underground: mystery object

August 17, 2011

Debbie Rudder
This beautiful brass object is one of a nice selection of science and technology artefacts that visitors will see on our curator-led basement tours during Ultimo Science Festival. Can you identify it?

Science Underground: limelight burner

August 13, 2011

Debbie Rudder
Chemists have not seen much of their discourse become part of popular culture, but the symbol for water is a notable exception. In advertising speak, H2O has a high recognition factor. It has been adopted and adapted for a plethora of cool brand names, a few geeky jokes and a successful Australian TV show and spin-off movie.