National History Museum

Temporary Exhibition

Light-based Technologies

A temporary exhibition demonstrating the nature of light and the use of different forms of light in  the natural sciences is now on display at the National Museum. 

Electric light forms an integral part of the functioning of microscopes.  A simple but very effective method for extracting soil organisms from soil samples is based on heat generated by electric light.  Natural sunlight is essential for the survival of practically all life on Earth, but how do lizards make use of it?  Did you know that scorpions fluoresce in ultraviolet light?  And what is bioluminescence?

Find the answers to these questions in the temporary exhibition at the National Museum, on display until 31 March 2016.