Guildford Astronomical Society

NPL Open House 2016

Following the success of the open events in 2012 and 2014, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will be opening its doors on Tuesday 17 May 2016 for you to see for yourself the amazing research we do.

2 – 8 pm, 17 May 2016

NPL is one of the UK’s leading science and research facilities. It is a centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available. Our facilities in Teddington are among the world’s most extensive and sophisticated for measurement science.

On 17 May 2016, NPL Open House will give people the chance to explore much of the science that goes on at NPL and the facilities that are used to do it. The week is significant: Friday 20 May is World Metrology Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, which continues to provide the basis for a single, coherent system of measurements, traceable to the International System of Units (SI).

The occasion offers a chance to celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives, making it the perfect time to visit NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and discover what we do.

NPL Open House 2016 is a free event, although registration is essential