Days out, Science

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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.

Robotics Workshop

Learn about the challenges of programming autonomous robots – robots that can do things for themselves - before experiencing this first hand by building and programming your own Lego robots to do simple tasks.

Chancellor's Court, Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

£4

Part of British Science Festival.

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Space out on a Saturday night, with this combination of live planetarium events and pre-recorded 360° fulldome film shows.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 13 Sep

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is the Autumn Night Sky.

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Sat 27 Sep

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is the Autumn Night Sky.

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£8–£15 / 01962 863791

The theme of this event is Mercury Venus and Mars

  • 17:30 – 21:30
…and 3 more dates until 22 Nov

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 20 Sep

Free / 01382 435967

Autumn Sky

  • 14:00 – 16:00

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 24 Sep

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

  • 09:30 – 11:30
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Science Meets Art

George Donald talks through his drawing of a life model.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 552 4267

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 2 Feb 2015

The Science of the Soft and Squidgy

We all secretly love playing with goo and messy things, but what is it that makes them such fun to play with? Explore the science behind these exciting materials and the fascinating world of soft matter. Find out what a polymer is, why tomato ketchup is so odd and how something can be both a solid AND a liquid.

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Times vary / Free

Part of British Science Festival.

The Security Impact of Drone Warfare

From counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, to Amazon delivery services, the use (and ownership) of drone technology has major implications for domestic and international security. But what are the legal and ethical implications of this technology, and can drones ever be fully autonomous? Join leading experts from…

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 0121 414 7333

Part of British Science Festival.

Seeing is Believing: Eye Imaging in the 21st Century

Look! You won't believe your eyes when you see this amazing opportunity to have your retinas scanned and photographed by Aston University eye care specialists and researchers. This imaging technology allows the detection of eye diseases well before they can be spotted using conventional examination techniques, and you can…

Vision Sciences Building, Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Sex, Maths and the Brain: Where Have all the Girl Scientists Gone?

This talk will look at how brain imaging techniques might help to explain the problem of gender differences in the world of mathematics. Measuring brain activity associated with psychological processes such as mental rotation and social processes such as stereotype threat could reveal some answers.

Arts Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Singles Event

Singles event held in the unique setting of Winchester Science Centre. Enjoy canapés, a free drink, planetarium shows, games and quizzes. Curry is available for £6.95.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Fri 19 Sep

£20 / 01962 863791

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Fri 17 Oct

£20 / 01962 863791

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Fri 21 Nov

£20 / 01962 863791

  • 19:00 – 22:30

Space Lecture

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

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 10 Sep

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00

Wed 12 Nov

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 11 Mar 2015

Special Tour of the Museum Collections Centre

The nine sites of Birmingham Museums are home to approx 800,000 objects, from steam engines to natural sciences, transport to public art, but only a very small proportion are on display at any one time. Don't miss this rare opportunity to peek behind the scenes and see many of the treasures that are generally out of sight.

Museum Collections Centre, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0121 348 8231

Part of British Science Festival.

Stefan Gates: Gastronaut

Join Stefan Gates, the star of CBBC's Incredible Edibles, Disaster Chefs and Gastronuts for a show packed full of wild food adventures and inspiring, explosive science. Warning: things could get messy! Expect custard powder flame throwing, biofuel rockets and flatulent cow gas!

Howarth Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Sun Over the Botanics

A guide to safe solar observing plus advice on setting up and using telescopes at home.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0141 276 1614

  • 13:00 – 16:00
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Supercomputing: From Dinosaurs to Particle Physics

Supercomputing is an exciting new scientific field. Come and use the UK National Supercomputer ARCHER capable of a million, billion operations per second and discover how supercomputers work, and what they are used for. Enjoy designing and racing a dinosaur in our virtual paleontology experiment, and work together to…

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Tattoos for Time Travellers

Imagine that we're about to send you back in time. You can't take anything with you (not even your clothes!), but we do have an amazing tattooist, and she'll write or draw anything you want on your body before you go. What information do you need to survive, to thrive, to change the future? Will you be hailed as a genius…

Chancellor's Court, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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 Sep

Free (ticketed)

Tue 7 Oct

Free (ticketed)

Tue 4 Nov

Free (ticketed)

Tue 2 Dec

Free (ticketed)

TechFest In September

In its 21st year, TechFest continues to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM, don't you know) 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 6 Sep

Times vary / day pass £5; weekend pass £7.50; group passes £18–£28; under 3s free / 01224 274348

Sun 7 Sep

Times vary / day pass £5; weekend pass £7.50; group passes £18–£28; under 3s free / 01224 274348

Mon 8 Sep

Times vary / day pass £5; weekend pass £7.50; group passes £18–£28; under 3s free / 01224 274348

…and 18 more dates until 26 Sep

Things That Go Pop

Enjoy an immersive evening of combustible vapours and fizzy drinks inspired by natural philosopher and theologian Joseph Priestley. As Joseph Priestley was in life, so we shall be in our party – challenging, free thinking, and unafraid to stand up for what we believe in. Find out more about this fascinating local hero…

Birmingham And Midland Institute

Sat 6 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

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Throwing Spanners at Nanobots

The cells of all living organisms are wonderfully complicated factories. Enzymes (or nanobots) are key to this. They work specifically to produce the products required for a cell to respire, respond and reproduce. Join Nate Adams and Jon Wood to explore the roles of nanobots and see how we can build a picture of how the…

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Tour of Soho House, the Home of Matthew Boulton

Come and visit Soho House, the home of industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton, a founding member of the famous Lunar Society. You will see the dining table where some of the greatest thinkers of their time used to eat under the light of the full moon.

Soho House, Handsworth, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

£4 (£3; Children free) / 0121 554 9122

Part of British Science Festival.

Sun 7 Sep

£4 (£3; Children free) / 0121 554 9122

Part of British Science Festival.

Mon 8 Sep

£4 (£3; Children free) / 0121 554 9122

Part of British Science Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 11 Sep

Turning Rubbish into energy

Have you ever thought about what happens to the contents of your rubbish bin? They don't have to end up on the rubbish tip, they can be used to create energy! Come on a journey of discovery to see how developments in bioenergy technologies are proving there is a reliable, sustainable alternative to traditional fossil…

Thinktank, Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Part of British Science Festival.

Sun 7 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Part of British Science Festival.

Mon 8 Sep

Prices to be confirmed

Part of British Science Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 11 Sep

Under Pressure: National Hyperbaric Centre Tour

Tour this facility where cutting-edge diving research is going on.

National Hyperbaric Centre, Aberdeen

Thu 25 Sep

£3.30 / 01224 698895

Part of TechFest.

  • 18:00
  • 19:15

Walking on Custard

Come and take on the challenge of walking on custard without sinking to the bottom. Can it be done?

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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