Afternoon events, Days out, Science

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D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Summer Openings

A chance for kids to spend the summer hols learning a bit about natural history with the museum's vast collection of birds and beasts from across the globe.

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee

Fri 25 Jul

01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 8 Aug

01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 4 more dates until 5 Sep

The Power of Smell

Hosted by Guerilla Science Mice can undergo smell-induced abortions. Horses can tell how related they are to other horses by sniffing them. What about humans? Encounter the sensational power of smell with scientist Ed Bracey as he explores how our marvellous brains interpret scent, how we compare with other animals and…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A Forensic Investigation

Hosted by 5x15 Join forensic expert Professor Sue Black OBE as she discusses her fascination with the astounding inner workings of the human body and her illustrious career in forensic science. From identifying human bodies in Kosovo to uncovering evidence for the UN’s War Crimes Tribunal, listen in awe as she recounts…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Building a Legacy: The Athletes' Village

A showcase for one of the most lasting legacies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games: the Athletes' Village, built in the East End of the city and featuring 700 sustainable eco-homes and a 120-bed care home.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 14 Sep

Cambridge Hands-on Science Summer Roadshow

Students from Cambridge University bring their summer roadshow to family events across the country to show children that science is fun as well as messy. Take part in hands-on experiments including extracting DNA from a kiwi fruit, building bridges and making mini explosions using lemon juice and baking soda. You might…

Catalyst: Science Discovery Centre, Widnes

Thu 24 Jul

Free (venue entry charge may apply) / 0151 420 1121

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Heckington Show, Sleaford

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01529 461 823

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 01529 461 823

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Carnival of Curious Animals

Hosted by 5x15 Discover the bizarre stories and examine specimens of some of the world’s most celebrated and strangest animals, from Lonesome George the bachelor tortoise, Chi-Chi the pre-eminent panda to Ham the astrochimp. Join scientific journalist Henry Nicholls and Paolo Viscardi of the Horniman Museum to discover…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Consciousness

Hosted by Guerilla Science Are you awake? Are you dreaming? How much of our world is a construction of our brain, a mere figment of our imagination? Join neuroscientist Anil Seth as he reveals what science can and cannot tell us about the mysteries of consciousness. Tickets include one delightful cocktail.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fear and Loathing

Hosted by Canongate Why do we marvel in the macabre and delight in the deathly? Why do our eyes deceive us and see things which aren’t really there? And why do our brains make up stories which expose our deepest fears? Renowned screenwriter Jeremy Dyson and psychologist and author Richard Wiseman examine the dark and…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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 3 Aug

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 7 Sep

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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 10 Aug

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Sun 14 Sep

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Sun 12 Oct

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15
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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 27 Jul

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 19 Oct

Guided Walk: In The Footsteps of Giant Thinkers

Family-friendly guided tours of Arthur's seat using storytelling, activities and observation skills to unravel the geographical history of the area. Please bring good walking shoes as the paths are a little rocky in some places.

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

£2.95; free with a ticket to Dynamic Earth on the same day / 0131 550 7800

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 29 Jul

£2.95; free with a ticket to Dynamic Earth on the same day / 0131 550 7800

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 5 Aug

£2.95; free with a ticket to Dynamic Earth on the same day / 0131 550 7800

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 14 Aug

Highlights Tours at Glasgow Museums

Get a closer look at some of the best specimens Glasgow Museums has in its collections. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Human History Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Transport and Technology Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Natural History Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today: Highlights of the Art Collection. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:30 – 15:30

Jelly Brain Dissections

Hosted by Guerilla Science How can a three pound mass of jelly that you can hold in the palm of your hand imagine angels, contemplate the meaning of infinity, and even question its own place in the cosmos? Join us for a delectable dissection of the baffling brain and discover which parts of the brain are responsible…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Parlour Bar

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Jim Al-Khalili: Quantum – Still Crazy After All These Years

Lakin McCarthy / The Assembly Rooms A whirlwind tour of the quantum world, highlighting just why it is so strange and how physicists have come to terms with what it all means. All seating is unreserved. Late comers may not be admitted. Age category: PG

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

The Music Hall

£10 / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Memory Clinic Installation

Hosted by Guerilla Science ‘Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, paints pictures of the past and of the day.’ Voyage into the wondrous world of recollection at the Memory Clinic Installation – a curious construction of memory filled test tubes that reflect the intricacies of the brain and the…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

MA'AM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

One for the Road!

Taking a tour of London and learn about the highs and lows of drinking – from alcohol-fuelled hijinks to the consequences of addition. Run in conjunction with the This Bewitching Poison exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 4 Sep

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

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

Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn about constellations, asteroids and galaxies and more. Booking is essential.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Wed 6 Aug

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Wed 3 Sep

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Wed 17 Sep

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Planning for Progression: a Cluster Model for Transformation of Learning and Teaching in Sciences

Complementary seminars and workshops about Perth and Kinross council's new model for teaching science.

Dundee Science Centre

Wed 3 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff members share tasks for the progression of learning in the Curriculum of Excellence’s science sections ‘Materials: Earth’s Materials and Properties and Uses of Substances’ and ‘Planet Earth: Processes of the Planet’/ Delegates can also choose to attend one of the available workshops: ‘Inquiry-based Science’ in the context of processes of the planet for early level or ‘Scotland’s Rocky Journey’ for first and second level.

  • 16:15 – 18:30
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Saturday Stars!

Creative activities for children and adults to meet the Creative Learning Team, make new friends and learn more about astronomy!

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 01382 435967

Marbley Moons

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01382 435967

Autumn Sky

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Seaside Science: Environmental Arts Workshop

Make your own gannet, puffin or tern using recycled materials, and make a natural mosaic using sand and crushed shells.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Wed 23 Jul

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Fri 25 Jul

Included in admission / 01620 890202

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sir Joseph Bazalgette and the Great Stink: A History of the London Sewers

HIstorian Stephen Halliday regales us with a story of Victorian engineering that rescued London from water (not to mention olfactory) pollution, thanks to Sir Joseph Bazalgette.

Cambridge Museum Of Technology

Tue 29 Jul

£3.50 (£2; Children £1.50) / 01223 500652

  • 15:00

The Power of Smell

Hosted by Guerilla Science Mice can undergo smell-induced abortions. Horses can tell how related they are to other horses by sniffing them. What about humans? Encounter the sensational power of smell with scientist Ed Bracey as he explores how our marvellous brains interpret scent, how we compare with other animals and…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Themed Tour

Themed tours of the collections, on a different subject each time.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Tricky Tudors.

  • 12:30

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Ancient Egypt: A River Runs Through It.

  • 12:30

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Old Masters at the Burrell.

  • 12:30
…and 5 more dates until 28 Aug