Days out, Science

44 events

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Lichen Walk and Air Survey

Learn how to monitor air quality by examining what lichens are growing on nearby tress.

Castlemilk Stables, Glasgow

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Free / 0141 420 5010

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Nov 2015

Free / 0141 420 5010

Meet at the World Buffet Carpark, just off Nitshill road.

Make your own Herbarium Specimen

The Herbarium is a reference library of dried plant specimens. This hands-on workshop demonstrates the skills required to produce these important and attractive plant records. The day will include collecting plant material, pressing and drying techniques, and the preparation and mounting of some herbarium specimens to…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Lecture Room 1

£60 Booking required. Please phone the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £54) / 0131 248 2909

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of science-themed events for adults, children and families across Midlothian.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 3 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

Mon 5 Oct 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 18 Oct 2015

NEoN Digital Arts

Scotland's only international digital arts festival, it features moving image, performance, music and technology-driven arts across Dundee.

Various venues: Dundee

Sun 8 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Mon 9 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Tue 10 Nov 2015

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

…and 4 more dates until 14 Nov 2015

Neuroscience Academy for Professionals

Everything from the brain and behaviour to neuroanatomy and neurobiology is covered in this workshop, which is designed to equip participants with useful information for the business world.

Soroptimist Residential Club, London W2

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£247–£297 Early bird and last minute pricing applies / 07967 271274

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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

Orkney International Science Festival

A series of innovative talks and inspiring events with guest speakers covering all aspects of science. The festival includes social events in the evenings for continuation of the discussions.

Various venues: Orkney

Thu 3 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Fri 4 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

Sat 5 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 9 Sep 2015

Pre-viewing Planetarium Show

The new digital planterarium can project thousands of stars in an accurate representation of the night sky, highlighting constellations and zooming in on objects too faint to be seen except through a powerful telescope. Come along to the planetarium shows and transport yourself to a faraway galaxy!

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 0300 300 1210

…and 9 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

Raspberry Pi Day

A day dedicated to coding on the Raspberry Pi. Featuring talks, a laboratory area and the chance for people of all abilities to get hands-on.

John Anderson Building, Glasgow

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£2.50 (Children free) / 0141 548 3444

Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 2 Feb 2015

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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Space Lecture

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

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

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

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

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

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

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

Stargazing for Beginners Weekend

Experience the night skies of Exmoor National Park with expert Steve Owens. The residential package includes transport to the stargazing site and astronomy talks.

Yarn Market Hotel, Minehead

Fri 20 Feb 2015

Times to be confirmed / £220 (inclusive DBB and stargazing) / 06143 821425

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Times to be confirmed / £220 (inclusive DBB and stargazing) / 06143 821425

Stars Over the Botanics

A star-gazing session with the Astronomical Society of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. Spaces limited to the first 40 people.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 24 Feb 2015

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Tue 17 Mar 2015

£4 (Children £2) / 0141 334 2422

Super Cells

Explore the amazing science behind stem cells in this brand new exhibition.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00 Super Cells Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 1 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00 Super Cells Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 2 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

  • 10:00 – 18:00 Super Cells Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne
…and 48 more dates until 19 Apr 2015

TechFest In September

In its 22nd year, TechFest continues to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics fun and accessible to children and young people of all ages. A highlight of the public programme is the Activity Weekend, offering over 35 workshops, presentations and shows.

Various venues: Aberdeen

Sat 12 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Sun 13 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Sat 19 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Activity weekend.

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Try Science: British Science Week

Take part in one of OPAL's environmental surveys and find out how to get involved in some citizen science.

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar 2015

Free

Watery Worlds and Soggy Citizens

Go pond dipping in an effort to find out of the Dams to Darnley ponds can support wildlife.

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Free

Meet at the World Buffet Car Park off Nitshill Road.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live

Been inspired by the BBC TV show to learn more about your family history? Come along and get started on your family tree with the aid of a wealth of expert advice.

NEC, Birmingham

Thu 16 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Fri 17 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Sat 18 Apr 2015

Hall 2

Times to be confirmed / £16–£33 / 0121 780 4141

Wildflower Identification at Dawyck

Join Phil Lusby at the stunning Dawyck Botanic Garden for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. This one day workshop includes a hands-on session to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sat 27 Jun 2015

Dawyck

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 01721 760254