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Lawrence House Museum in Cornwall share the story of John Couch Adams, a local hero who co-discovered the existence of Neptune through calculations made whilst studying the moons around Uranus. 

This special printmaking workshop will uncover the astronomy of Couch Adams using traditional artistic techniques. Visit the Museum's displays to find inspiration and learn printmaking skills with local printmaker Sophie Fordham. 

Attending this event

  • Suitable for adults and children aged 4+
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Donation towards material costs
  • Entry to the museum is free
  • Please contact Lawrence House Museum for further information

Local Heroes

This event is held as part of the Local Heroes grant scheme, designed to engage audiences with the influence of science and scientists on local communities across the UK. From Orkney to Plymouth, 15 museums and galleries will reveal stories of scientific brilliance from across the ages. 

Read the full list of awarded projects.

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