London Science Uncovered

London Science Uncovered

Have a closer look at the capital with our Science Uncovered smartphone trail.

Calling all Londoners! Do you know which one of the city’s famous landmarks was originally built to double up as a telescope? Or which tube station was once home to an underground particle detector? If not then take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the big smoke and have a closer look at the capital with our Science Uncovered trail, developed in collaboration with the Museum of London.

Use your smartphone to uncover the city’s secrets, complete fun challenges and  earn points which you can exchange for a goody bag. It’s free to take part – all you need is an iPhone or Android phone with an internet connection.

Before you start, you will need to download the free SCVNGR app. Once it’s installed on your phone, click on ‘Treks’ in the main menu and search for ‘Science Uncovered’ to find our trail.

The Science Uncovered trail is available from 23 May 2011 and can be done at any time of day or night. You have as much time as you like to complete the trail, so you can whip around in a couple of hours or take it at a leisurely place over several days.

To collect your prize you’ll need to head to the front desk at the Museum of London, which is open every day between 10am and 6pm (here’s how to get there)

Have fun and let us know how you did at editor@physics.org!

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