Days out, Science

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Ice Station Antarctica

Find out if you've got what it takes to hang out in freezing, blustery Antarctica at this hands-on exhibition.

Dundee Science Centre

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 30 Sep

International Conference on Drug Therapy in HIV

HIV Drug Therapy Glasgow meeting.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Mon 3 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Tue 4 Nov

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

…and 2 more dates until 6 Nov

International Urology Conference

The World Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU).

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 08:00 – 17:00

The James Watt Dinner

IESIS, Scotland's only multidisciplinary professional engineering body, host the James Watt Dinner which features the announcement of the 2014 inductees into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. Guests are welcome as a group of friends or family, as a corporate group or as individuals.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

£52 / 0141 248 3721

Ticket price includes a four-course meal, coffee and a glass of bubbly on arrival. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00

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.

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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.

Know your Onions, Botany from the Vegetable Patch

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Why can’t you plant a seed upside down? On this one-day workshop you will learn to distinguish your roots from your shoots and your axils from your apices on this hands-on introduction to botany using the plants we know best. Taught by Emily Wood.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Live Science Shows

Summer is the time for all things science this year, with the Winchester Science Centre offering up up a series of live shows covering everything from oceans to space. Each week has a different theme and plenty of opportunities for audience participation and hands on activities.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Fri 1 Aug

Free when a general admission ticket has been purchased / 01962 863791

The theme this week is Oceans and Water.

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free when a general admission ticket has been purchased / 01962 863791

The theme this week is Oceans and Water.

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free when a general admission ticket has been purchased / 01962 863791

The theme this week is Oceans and Water.

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 29 more dates until 1 Sep

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

  • 10:30 – 16:30
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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.

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of events for adults, children and families across Midlothian cover the science of the everyday (last year dove into the science of pudding) along with heftier topics, like the environment and genetics.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 6 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 19 Oct

Moss Identification for Beginners

Learn to identify some of the common species of mosses and liverworts through an introduction to identification using keys. The day includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned. Taught by David Chamberlain.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Teaching Lab

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

  • 10:00 – 16:00

NEoN Digital Arts Festival

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

Various venues: Dundee

Sun 2 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Mon 3 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Tue 4 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

…and 4 more dates until 8 Nov

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
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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

  • 13:00 – 16:00

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 4 Sep

Times & prices vary

Fri 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 6 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 10 Sep

Patrick Moore 3D Exhibition

Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition, which recreates Sir Patricks study at his home "Farthings".

Selsey Cricket Club, Chichester

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 01243 602148

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01243 602148

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 01243 602148

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 25 more dates until 29 Aug

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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Play, Language and Infants' Developing Minds

A look at the ways in which 'baby talk' – as well as play – is instrumental in developing young children's minds.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0131 560 1581

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Pollok H Walks

A stroll-based lucky dip – turn up and you'll be treated to either a Pollok Heritage Walk or a Pollok Healthy Walk through the park. Dog walkers welcome. Meet at the Riverside car park.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

A Question of Science Dinner

Theoretical physicist and author Professor Jim Al-Khalili takes up hosting duties at this three-course dinner and champagne reception, with an opportunity to discuss your love of all things scientific with academics, working scientists and other experts in the field. Price also includes entry into a general knowledge…

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 23 Oct

Times to be confirmed / table of ten £950 / 0141 420 5005

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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

Science in a Sports Kit

Satrosphere host a talk looking at how sporting materials help people achieve new heights of success. There's also a chance to see their programme of workshops for the summer holidays centered on the theme 'science in a sports kit'.

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen

Fri 1 Aug

£5.75 (Children £4.50) / 01224 640340

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£5.75 (Children £4.50) / 01224 640340

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

£5.75 (Children £4.50) / 01224 640340

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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