Celebrating the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society, this exhibition brings together unique treasures associated with voyages of scientific discovery to the South Seas. See navigational instruments from the Endeavour and Resolution, and letters from James Cook and Matthew Flinders. Discover the key role the Royal Society has played in Australia’s history.

On show until 6 February 2011

Only at the National Museum of Australia

Free admission

Captain James Cook1795–96

by Nathaniel Dance, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

Orrery (mechanical planetarium) demonstrating the transit of Venus,about 1760, made by Benjamin Cole, London. The Royal Society.

November 11, 2010