The Search for Dark Matter

This lecture is now fully booked. If you would like to be included on a reserve list in case of cancellation please email

On 15 February there will be a Public Lecture at 7pm in the Normanby Room of the Museum, presented by Professor Henrique Araujo, Professor of Physics at Imperial College,  entitled:

‘The Search for Dark Matter’

The talk ties into our new exhibition “Whitby and the Cosmos” which opens the following day. The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the ZEPLIN III dark matter detector which was used at Boulby Underground Laboratory until 2011 and has been kindly donated to us by Imperial College, London.

Professor Araujo is one of the world’s leading experts on dark matter. He leads the UK team developing the next generation of LUX-Zeplin experiments, as well as developing radiation detection instruments for spacecraft. Professor Araujo arranged for the donation of the magnificent ZEPLIN III to Whitby Museum.

Entry to the talk is free but tickets are limited and booking is essential. Book your place by clicking here to be directed to our Eventbrite booking page.

The exhibition will run from 16th February to 20th July, find our more by visiting our exhibitions page


Our 2019 programme of talks will be available soon.

Talks generally take place at 2.15 pm on the fourth Wednesday in the month in the Normanby Room. Whilst originally intended for members of the Lit. & Phil., non-members are now most welcome on payment of £2.00

Talks usually last just over 1 hour and are usually accompanied by visual presentations.