On Wednesday 29 May the Science Museum will be marking the redefinition of the Kilogram with a special Lates in partnership with the National Physics Laboratory (NPL). The redefinition of the Kilogram goes into effect on 20 May, World Metrology Day and sees us move away from using a physical object as a point of reference for scientific measurement, to make units of measurement more robust for use in today’s world.
The Measure of All Things Lates explores the role of measurement in trade, travel and time and the importance of a universal measuring system.
Discover the work of horologists over the ages in The Clockmakers’ Museum, learn about how to tune an atomic clock and find out what the redefinition of the Kilogram means for physicists.
Listen to comedy group Large Stand-Up Collider explore the humorous side of the Kilogram, meet metrologists and discover the story of the kibble balance and find out how new technology is changing the way we measure our world.
All this and much more, including the chance to go on a virtual journey that is out of this world in Space Descent VR with Tim Peake and get down at our famous intergalactic silent disco.
Wednesday 29th of May, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tube: South Kensington (6 min walk)
Train: West Brompton Station (28 min walk)