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Thursday, 04 January 2018 09:41

Special stargazing event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, and more at this free event, exploring navigation through space and time.

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Monday, 12 June 2017 12:12

Ticket sales for Bright Sparks science weekend go off with a bang at Gosport’s Explosion Museum

There will be plenty of flash, bang and wallop at Gosport’s Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower’s Bright Sparks Science Weekend on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August. The event runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm on both days.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:44

Isabel II Sails Again

On June 15th at 2pm the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth will launch its first fully restored boat, Isabell II.

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Friday, 09 June 2017 09:07

Nautical Research Support for HMS Victory Topped at £1million

‘We are remarkably fortunate in having such generous and constant support in our task of ensuring the survival of this famous ship.” These are the words of our Director General Professor Dominic Tweddle as he witnessed the handover of a cheque for £100,000 from the Society of Nautical Research this week towards the ongoing restoration of HMS Victory. 

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:55

What's on at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this Half-term?

One destination, 11 attractions and one amazing day out.

This May half term, families need look no further than Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for an amazing day out. With 11 attractions waiting to be explored, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard promises all ages a day of heroic encounters, experiencing the ins and outs of Britain’s 800 years of ground-breaking naval heritage. It’s the place #WhereAdventuresBegin.

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:19

Re-constructing the Crew of the Mary Rose

For the first time in 500 years, scientists are using microbiology to examine some of the human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose to determine if any come from the same person.

Research by Dr Garry Scarlett, a DNA expert at the University of Portsmouth, should enable museum staff to recreate the skeletons of some of the crew.

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