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Take Flight with Samsung at The Science Museum’s ‘Lates’
Wed 22 March 2017, 18:30 – 22:00 GMT
Come and visit the Science Museum’s iconic 'Lates' on the evening of the 22nd February where you will be able to try out a unique prototype virtual reality (VR) experience at the recently opened Mathematics: The Winton Gallery. Viewed through the Samsung Gear VR, the technology will be used to demonstrate the mathematical principles behind a plane’s design and the aerodynamics of flight, in keeping with the mathematics theme of this month’s ‘Lates'. Taking inspiration from the historic 1929 Handley Page ‘Gugnunc’ aircraft, which forms the iconic centrepiece of the new gallery, you will be able to reach new heights of understanding via the Samsung Gear VR, as you are virtually transported into the plane’s cockpit, learning about the maths behind keeping an aircraft in flight.