Days out, Science

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Nobel Structures: Celebrating Crystallography

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography, the science that examines the arrangement of atoms in solids. Who knew? Nobel Structures investigates the stories behind the ground-breaking discoveries that unravelled the structures of DNA, penicillin and insulin. Find out exactly how molecules fit together, from…

St Andrews Museum

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 01334 659380

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 01334 659380

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01334 659380

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 26 more dates until 18 May

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

Professor Robert Winston: The Desire to Take Medicine

The reproductive health expert and television presenter talks about the appeal of medicine in this first RCP Public Lecture. Booking is essential.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Wed 18 Jun

Free / 020 3075 2389

  • 18:30 – 20:00

The Saturday Science Experiment

This is a really explosive event – light the blue touchpaper and stand well back! Exciting and cutting edge science for all the family. Among the noise and excitement you can experience science at its spectacular best: bubbling chemicals, disappearing water and toilet paper explosions (no puppies will be harmed in this…

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 17 May

Times vary / donations welcome / 01786 471917

Part of Festival of Museums.

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 3 May

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Thu 19 Jun

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 20 Sep back to top

SciScreen: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 or Exploiting the Genome

Dr Doug Vernimmen, Chancellor's Fellow at the Roslin Institute, introduces a screening of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a short talk on the science behind genetically modified organisms and its depiction in science fiction. A Q&A follows the film screening.

Cineworld Fountainpark, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free with cinema ticket / 0871 200 2000

  • 18:30

Stargazing and the Universe

Astronomer Steve Owens (author of Stargazing for Dummies) shares more about the dark night sky, including what planets you can see from your back garden and what a dark sky park is.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Sat 17 May

£3 (includes wine and nibbles) / 0141 423 2299

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 19:00

Strange Psychologies

Four lectures explore the dark side of human behaviour: deviant sexuality, criminal profiling, Narcissism and British serial killers. Aimed at at the general public – aka no white beard or set of round specs necessary.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 22 May

£11 (or all four for £40) / 0141 276 5360

Today: British Serial Killers.

Themed Tour

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

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medical Interest at the Burrell.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Highlights of the Burrell Chinese Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Look behind the scenes and explore the Burrell's hidden stores.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Islamic Art at the Burrell.

  • 12:30 – 13:30