Afternoon events, Days out, Science

30 events

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Cambus O’May Cheese Creamery tour

Find out how Cambus O'May cheese is made.

Cambus O'May Cheese Co, Ballater

Tue 23 Sep

£4 / 01339 753113

Part of TechFest.

  • 12:00

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 24 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 25 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 217 more dates until 1 May 2015

Huff and Puff

Discover what air is, what we use it for and make your very own wind powered car. Ages 7 and under.

Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 23 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00

Wed 24 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00

Thu 25 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00
…and 5 more dates until 30 Sep

Albert's Band: To Infinity and Beyond

Music associated with space accompanies this intergalactic experience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 25 Oct

£8.14 (Children £5.08) / 020 7589 8212

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

James Lovelock and Crispin Tickell

Leading international authority on climate change and environmental issues Crispin Tickell talks to “the most profound scientific thinker of our time” (Literary Review) James Lovelock – whose new book A Rough Ride to the Future presents a radical vision of humanity’s future as the thinking brain of our Earth-system.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Tue 7 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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Malaria Science Showcase Talk

Dr Mhairi Stewart from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology talks about using art to engage both researchers and the public in science outreach.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

National Biology Week.

  • 13:00

Space Lecture

Talks on the vast subject of space, aimed at adults. Each month covers a different topic.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 8 Oct

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00

Wed 12 Nov

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00

Wed 10 Dec

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 11 Mar 2015

Stargazers

A show in the planetarium exploring the night sky. Learn how to find your way around the sky using the stars, spot seasonal constellations and identify other naked-eye objects. Best for under 7s.

Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 23 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00

Wed 24 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00

Thu 25 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 15:00
…and 13 more dates until 8 Oct

Ears Wide Open: A Sound Walk

Experience Cheltenham like never before with Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering and author of Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound. On this guided walk hear the everyday acoustic wonders we often miss and rediscover the skill of listening. Depart from Imperial Square – meeting in front of Cheltenham…

Various Venues: Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£15

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Explorathon

Join research scientists to discover the important work the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is doing to explore, explain and conserve the world's plants.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 28 Sep

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Horrible Science

Science isn't all boring stuff like lasers, computers, supermassive black holes and artificially intelligent nanobots; it's also squishy bits. Tony de Saulles invite you to discover the world of Horrible Science.

Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£6

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

India as an Article of Faith

The concept of ‘India’ is arguably as strong as a religion. Festival Guest Director Amit Chaudhuri, historian Faisal Devji, Patrick French (India: A Portrait) and Sam Miller (A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes) ask how this belief shapes India’s secular ideals, its arts and sciences, and how it is used…

Garden Theatre, Cheltenham

Fri 10 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Japan Matters: Environmental Radiation in Fukushima

Kimiaki Saito of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency discusses the situation in Fukushima Prefecture.

Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 0141 548 4144

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Meet the Experts

Meet scientists and have a go at some family-friendly activities at this series of talks around the city.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0300 123 6789

Kids can have a go at making objects levitate and try the Turing test whilst adults can join philosopher of science Michela Massimi and museum curator Peter Davidson in asking the big questions about the universe.

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 550 7800

Meet deep sea robots and deep ocean researchers and learn about the cameras that can take pictures of things moving as fast as light.

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Sep

Free / 0131 248 2909

Discover how a family of tropical trees is linked to gym shoes, dentistry and international communications in 'Taxonomy, Teeth and the Titanic', meet the good, the bad and the frankly bizarre fungi in 'Hidden Kingdom' and take part in a drawing workshop.

  • 13:00 – 17:00
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Mission to Mars

The Mars One Mission is a plan to land a human crew on Mars by 2025. They've already completed the initial astronaut selection, and two of the candidates, Ryan MacDonald and Hannah Earnshaw, are on hand to talk about the technology that – it's hoped – will get them there. They're joined by astronomer Gurbir Singh.

Friends Meeting House, Settle

Sat 11 Oct

£8 (under 16s £6; Family £20) / 01729 822313

Part of Settle Storytelling Festival.

  • 15:00

The Orchid Collection at the Botanics

This afternoon workshop will start with a tour of the orchid collection at RBGE followed by a talk on the cultivation of some of the most widely cultivated genera. Led by RGBE Horticulturist Bruce Robertson.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Board Room

£30 Booking required. Please phone the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £27) / 0131 248 2909

  • 13:00 – 16:00

The Sci-Fun Roadshow

Have fun with more than fifty hands-on science activities.

Dalkeith Library

Wed 15 Oct

Free / 0131 663 2083

Part of Midlothian Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Alice Roberts

Scientist and TV presenter Alice Roberts gives us a fresh and accessible look at our own bodies and our evolution, examining the strokes of genius alongside glitches and imperfections that make us who we are.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Wed 8 Oct

£8

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Canadian astronaut Hadfield is probably best known for singing Bowie's 'Space Oddity' in the International Space Station which made him a viral star. His new book is the best of photographs of the earth from space.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Sun 7 Dec

£15 / 020 7591 3000

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Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Visit the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus and meet scientists and vets, hear about their work and get hands-on with fun family activities. Bookable events include the Ugly Animals Show and a Superhero Genetics Show.

Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin

Sat 4 Oct

£0–£2.50 / 0131 651 7300

Part of Midlothian Science Festival .

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Emma Freud meets Robert Peston

In this very personal conversation, the fearless BBC Economics Editor shares his views on the state of the media, cancer treatment in Britain, how grief is so poorly understood today, why football matters, whether the economy is fixed, and more.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Sat 4 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

First Sunday Fun

Try a new activity in Dawyck Visitors Centre on the first Sunday of each month, from leaf rubbing and nest making to printing with materials from the garden.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sun 5 Oct

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Garden Guided Walk

Enjoy a walk around the garden and see what kind of flora are making their appearances this month. Booking is essential.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sun 12 Oct

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Wed 15 Oct

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Sun 9 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Mary Seacole: Forgotten Hero?

A talk on the impressive life of businesswoman and nurse Mary Seacole, who independently ran nursing quarters for those injured or unwell during the Crimean War, and who was during her lifetime honoured alongside Florence Nightingale.

Edinburgh Napier University

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 17:30
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