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Seven days in science - 26 February 2010

26 February 2010

Marking the fiftieth anniversary of Keeling's first publication of atmospheric CO2 measurements, the week started with a Discussion Meeting on greenhouse gases in the Earth system.

The new Royal Society anniversary stamps, which “commemorate some of the best-known fellows of the Royal Society and their extraordinary achievements” (Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society) were issued this week. An audio slideshow about the stamps, with narrative from the Royal Society's Executive Secretary Stephen Cox, is available on the BBC website.

The latest R.Science podcast is now available for download. The February edition of the podcast has all the latest news on the wide range of activities happening here at the Society.

An exhibition celebrating Renfrewshire scientists and their achievements is now underway at the Paisley Museum.  Running until 8 May, the free exhibit takes a look at several individuals from Renfrewshire who were elected Fellows of the Royal Society, giving a brief overview of their lives and scientific achievements. Artefacts relating to the Fellows and their sciences will be on display.

Next week:

A series of gallery talks titled See further with science begins at the British Museum next week as part of the Royal Society’s Capital Science programme. The first of the free talks See further with science: the gold coin of Croesus will be held next Tuesday (2 March).

An exhibition celebrating the legacy and achievements of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti FRS opens at Gallery Oldham next Saturday (6 March). Part of the Royal Society’s Local Heroes programme, the Fantastic Mr. Ferranti exhibition is free to enter and tells the life story of the prolific inventor and electrical engineer.