Turn Back the Clock, extended at MSI Chicago

By Janice Sinclaire, May 23, 2018

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is delighted to announce that Turn Back the Clock has been extended at least through the end of 2018 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. This popular exhibit illustrates why the Doomsday Clock matters as much today as it ever has in its 70-year history.

Visitors will:

•    Interact with a digital representation of the Clock through time that offers a snapshot of the science, policy, and culture at seminal moments in the nuclear age.

•    Learn how the atomic age extended into pop culture and inspired everything from toys and comic books to music and movies.

•    Walk through a visual, historic timeline of fateful decisions andlandmark events.

•    Learn how the existential threat of climate change has influenced the Clock and become a more urgent concern as global leaders slide backward on necessary action.

Millions of people throughout the world await anxiously each January for the Bulletin to announce the time on the Doomsday Clock, which designer Michael Beirut has called “the most powerful piece of information design of the 20th century.” For the past seventy years, it has served as a clarion call to all of us—scientists, policy makers, artists and ordinary citizens—to get engaged and help build a safer and healthier planet.

Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to walk through this fascinating time travel through our scientific history, and future, while you still can.

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