The Royal Photographic Society, in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, are launching an exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography at the Great North Museum on Saturday 31 August. The exhibition also forms part of the British Science Festival taking place in Newcastle from 7-12 September, before touring the UK from 1 October 2013. The images selected by the competition's expert panel of scientific photographers and scientists range from far-away galaxies to subatomic particles, using specialist imaging techniques such as ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR), time lapse and high speed, electron microscopy, thermography, macro and photomicrography, phase contrast microscopy and schlieren photography. The exhibition runs from Saturday 31 August until Sunday 30 Septmber at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle. Admission is free..