Afternoon events, Days out, Science

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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

Sun 26 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Mon 27 Oct

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

Meet outside.

Tue 28 Oct

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

Meet outside.

…and 184 more dates until 1 May 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

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

…and 2 more dates until 30 Oct

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

Combating kidney dialysis vascular access

More than 250,000 patients across Europe require kidney dialysis. Vascular access sites are used to remove and return blood to/from the patient during dialysis. These sites fail in at least half of patients within the first year, leading to increased infections, hospital stays and operations. Dr Shona Matthew at the…

Tower Building, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01382 383396

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Dundee Science Centre Family Fun Day

Visit Dundee Science Centre to experience a wide range of science activities – including exciting shows, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits. Find out more about the fascinating research conducted right on your very doorstep. Featuring: • Substance Misuse and the Community Perspective This event will engage the…

Dundee Science Centre

Sun 16 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Dundee Science Centre Free Family Fun Day

Visit Dundee Science Centre to experience a wide range of science activities – including exciting shows, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits. Find out more about the fascinating research conducted right on your very doorstep. Featuring: • Help Scientists Beat Cancer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to…

Dundee Science Centre

Sun 2 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science 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 2 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

Forensics Family Fun Day

Come along to discover the truth about C.S.I., bones, fingerprints and what forensic anthropologists really do!

Douglas Community & Library Centre, Dundee

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

From Flintlocks to Rifles

Scientist David Wharton has teamed up with The Black Watch Castle and Museum to bring you this fun, fascinating show. Working together they will explore the science behind the Museum collection and the history of this famous Regiment through a series of exciting experiments and demonstrations!

University of Abertay, Dundee

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01738 638152

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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 9 Nov

Included in admission / 01721 760254

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Hiding in Plain Sight

Living along the seashore can be dangerous, some creatures survive by hiding in the sand whilst others can blend in to the background or disguise themselves. Come along to see some of the creatures from the museum collection and learn how to hide in plain sight.

Broughty Castle, Dundee

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 01382 436916

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Hypotheses and Proofs: Science in the University Archives

Discover the wealth of material held by the University of Dundee Archives. Explore ground-breaking research into radar, diamonds, liquid crystal displays, x-rays, biochemistry, helium, magnetics and much more. Discover the medicinal properties of plants and find out how asylum patients were treated in the 19th century.

Tower Building, Dundee

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 01382 384095

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 01382 384095

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

October Half Term Activities

Keep kids learning over the October break with live science demonstrations and presenter-led planetarium shows throughout the day.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Van De Graff Generator: Experience how hair-raisingly electrifying the Van de Graaff Generator can be.

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Van De Graff Generator: Experience how hair-raisingly electrifying the Van de Graaff Generator can be.

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Van De Graff Generator: Experience how hair-raisingly electrifying the Van de Graaff Generator can be.

…and 5 more dates until 2 Nov

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

Recycling? Naturally!

Join the Countryside Rangers in Templeton Woods to find out how nature recycles everything in the woodland setting. Our games and trails will help you make some amazing discoveries.

Templeton Woods Visitor Centre, Dundee

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01382 431848

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Science in the Supermarket

Fun, vibrant, interactive. Drop in to see Dundee Science Centre’s Learning Team whilst doing your shopping and try out some of the fun interactive activities.

ASDA, Dundee

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Space Lecture

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

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 12 Nov

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00 Space Lecture Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 10 Dec

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00 Space Lecture Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00 Space Lecture Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
…and 2 more dates until 11 Mar 2015

Zombie Science: Genes of the Damned

Spoof lecture examining the science behind a potential zombie outbreak.

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 357 6200

Ages 13+.