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AN ANCIENT type of projector is to be the showcase of National Science Week activities at a museum in Southsea.

Portsmouth Natural History Museum will transform one of its rooms into a camera obscura, a device for projecting images used by the Greeks and Chinese up to 2,400 years ago.

Camera obscuras are darkened rooms with single pinholes pierced into one wall.

Freelance photographer Janet Myers will run interactive workshops with the device for school pupils from March 18 to March 21, for £3 per child. Call (023) 9283 4744 to arrange a school visit.

The workshops will include activities with photography and optical illusions.

There will also be a free event for families to see the camera obscura on Sunday, March 23.

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