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Science In The Society

Science in the Society

...how Science need not always equate to Scientific.

A couple of recent RPS events have for me served to illustrate the breadth reached in Photography, our educational remit and our connections to other communities. And how Science need not always equate to Scientific.

The first event was the RPS Science Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Science Museum in London. Although all the images by definition have some science base the topics featured are so diverse that there is something here to catch the eye of any viewer. There was one image in particular that I connected with, from a purely geographical perspective.

I live in the foothills of The Pennines and my nearest hill overlooks the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. The telescope recently achieved UNESCO world heritage status so an exhibition image from Marge Bradshaw "A Study of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank" was timely.

The second was at the 2019 RPS Awards ceremony where Robert Gendler received the Award for Scientific Imaging. In this case the images were not of the telescope but through telescopes, assembling multiple images from different sources to produce stunning and educational images. The images were featured in the December issue of The Journal. Inspiring.

Picture copyright: A Study of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank. Image courtesy Marge Bradshaw.