Roger Turner is an historian of science, technology, and the environment. He’s particularly fascinated by the unseen environmental surveillance that makes possible modern life, what he calls “infrastructural science.” His research on weather forecasting has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Meteorological Society, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. You can read the bits with neat pictures at

At the Science History Institute, Roger has worked on the film The Instrumental Chemist, developed the playful online experience Instruments of Change, and contributed to museum exhibits. Before coming to the Institute, he taught at colleges and worked as a public history consultant, advising on oral history preservation, collections development, and public communications.

Roger earned his PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. He lives along Conodoguinet Creek in central Pennsylvania, where he likes to watch toads with his family.