Days out, Science

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Gold

Why is gold so scarce? Because it's so heavy: most of the planet's gold sank to the core millions of years ago, with the stuff near the surface coming chiefly from meteorites. This look at the metal's amazing beauty, versatility and symbolism uses objects drawn from the Royal Collection, such as the Rillaton Cup, a Bronze…

Buckingham Palace, London SW1A

Sun 23 Nov

£9.75 (£8.95; Children £4.95 under 17s) / 020 7766 7300

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold Buckingham Palace, London

Mon 24 Nov

£9.75 (£8.95; Children £4.95 under 17s) / 020 7766 7300

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold Buckingham Palace, London

Tue 25 Nov

£9.75 (£8.95; Children £4.95 under 17s) / 020 7766 7300

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold Buckingham Palace, London
…and 87 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 119 more dates until 26 Jul 2015

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Sun 23 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Mon 24 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Tue 25 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
…and 87 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

How to get to 100 and Enjoy It

An interactive exhibition showing how the population is changing and examining the chances of living long enough to receive that telegram from the Queen.

Millenium Point, Birmingham

Tue 25 Nov

02380 592579

Wed 26 Nov

02380 592579

Thu 27 Nov

02380 592579

Fri 28 Nov

02380 592579

National Assembly For Wales, Cardiff

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Investigate the science behind snow and ice in this show exploring frozen things. (No, not that Frozen).

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Lichen Identification

An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens. This one-day workshop will include a lab based session introducing the lichens, their structure and function and identification techniques and then some practice out in the Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required. Please phone the Education Office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

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

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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

The Northern Isles and Wildlife There

A lecture on the Northern isles and the nature and wildlife to be found there, given by author and photographer Polly Pullar.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 10 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01738 632488

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

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 27 Nov

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0300 300 1210

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0300 300 1210

…and 13 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

Professor Vince Walsh: The Neuroscience of the Imagination

Professor Vincent Walsh discusses scientific explorations with regards to the human imagination.

The Swedenborg Society, London WC1A

Wed 10 Dec

£8 / 020 7405 7986

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A Salmon's Tale: A Helping Hand

The Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries hatchery sees a number of fish eggs fertilised and raised there each year. This is an opportunity to see them spawning naturally in the River Shin and examine the different stages of artificially rearing young fish.

Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg

Mon 24 Nov

£10 / 01863 766702

Saturday Drop-In Tours

Let the team at Stewart Brewing tell you all about the company has become one of Scotland's most award-garlanded craft breweries. Yes, you also get to try the beer.

Stewart Brewing, Loanhead

Sat 29 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 6 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 13 Dec

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

…and 53 more dates until 19 Dec 2015

Save Money and the Environment – Small Steps = Big Changes

Learn more about budgeting your household expenses. Presented in partnership with Dynamic Earth.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 477 7801

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 0131 477 7801

Scandinavia from North to South

A lecture by Mark Tulley.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 01738 632488

Space Lecture

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

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

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
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Space Mission for Santa

Live planetarium show with a Christmas twist. Ages 5–10.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 29 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sun 30 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sat 6 Dec

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

…and 10 more dates until 21 Dec

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

Tech Talk Show & Tell

Monthly meet-up for tech heads interesting in electronics, hacking and personal production. A chance to network and exchange knowledge, with a chance to speak on projects or prototypes you're working on.

Technology Will Save Us, London E2

Tue 2 Dec

Free (ticketed)

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 19 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Activity weekend.

Sun 20 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Activity weekend.

Mon 21 Sep 2015

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Activity weekend.

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

…and 11 more dates until 2 Oct 2015

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

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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

Winter Viewing Nights: Planetarium Show

View the wonders of the night sky without bad weather obscuring the view. The new digital planetarium projects 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.

Coats Observatory, Paisley

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0141 889 2013

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0141 889 2013

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0141 889 2013

…and 30 more dates until 26 Mar 2015