Morning events, Days out, Science

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Incredible Power of Light

A replica of The Vulcan laser forms the centrepiece of this exhibition on light, along with interactive exhibits, talks from scientists and a series of family-friendly activities.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

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 25 Apr

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 2 May

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 9 May

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

…and 32 more dates until 19 Dec

Airbus Defence & Space

This event, hosted by Director of the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, Professor Massimiliano Vasile on behalf of the Strathclyde Space Institute, provides an opportunity for staff, students and alumni to hear from, and network with, one of the principal employers of engineers in the UK: Airbus Defence & Space…

The Technology Innovation Centre, Glasgow

Wed 6 May

Free / 0141 574 5168

Part of Engage with Strathclyde.

Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis. Learn how and when to sow seed, divide plants and learn how we grow Meconopsis at RBGE. Taught by Alan Elliott.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jun

Lecture Room 2

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

Bones and Birds

Learn more about the flora and fauna of the past with discoveries from Orkney's Neolithic Cathedral. Our summer exhibition 'Ness of Brodgar: Art & Artefact' features the latest information from site director Nick Card and, for this weekend only, two archaeologists are running animal and fish bone workshops right here…

Stromness Museum

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01856 850025

Part of Festival of Museums.

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Botany for Beginners

A chance to investigate the basic functions, evolution and ecology of familliar plant species throughout this intensive four-day course; exploreing plants in their garden habitat and under the microscope. Taught by Emily Wood. 4 day course - runs Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Mon 27 Jul

Teaching Lab

£120 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £108) / 0131 248 2909

Tue 28 Jul

Teaching Lab

£120 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £108) / 0131 248 2909

Wed 29 Jul

Teaching Lab

£120 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £108) / 0131 248 2909

…and 2 more dates until 31 Jul

Colour Decoding

An exploration of how colour works, with images, objects, stuffed animals and other objects from the university collection.

Tower Building, Dundee

Tue 21 Apr

Lamb Gallery

Free / 01382 384310

Wed 22 Apr

Lamb Gallery

Free / 01382 384310

Thu 23 Apr

Lamb Gallery

Free / 01382 384310

…and 26 more dates until 23 May

Dino Explorers

Get hands on in the prehistoric playground and explore a time before civilisation as we know it.

Dundee Science Centre

Tue 21 Apr

£7.25 (£5.25; Children £4–£5.25) / 01382 228800

Wed 22 Apr

£7.25 (£5.25; Children £4–£5.25) / 01382 228800

Thu 23 Apr

£7.25 (£5.25; Children £4–£5.25) / 01382 228800

…and 45 more dates until 7 Jun

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

Hair-raising science experiments (okay, demonstrations) from TV's Dr Bunhead.

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Sat 25 Jul

£8.50 / 01903 206206

Eat the Sun for Lunch

How does the energy from the sun get inside plants and end up in our bodies? Learn about the amazing science beneath the leaves. Demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids and big kids. Children must have adult supervision. Event supported by International Year of Light – Celebratory Events in Caithness.

Seadrift Visitor Centre, Thurso

Tue 4 Aug

Free / 01847 821531

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Expanding The Universe In 45 Minutes

Take poetry to a whole new dimension at this event that mixes images from the Hubble telescope with poetry. Lie on the floor and let the sensations surround you.

The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock

Sun 26 Apr

Sold out / 01952 728911

Experiment Zone

Carry out practical experiments and meet real life working scientists. Because hey, you really suit that lab coat.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 21 Apr

£9.95 (£7.95; Children £6.95) / 0191 243 8210

Wed 22 Apr

£9.95 (£7.95; Children £6.95) / 0191 243 8210

Thu 23 Apr

£9.95 (£7.95; Children £6.95) / 0191 243 8210

…and 709 more dates until 3 Apr 2017

Fairfield Heritage. Different Perspectives

Guided tour of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co building.

Fairfield Heritage, Glasgow

Fri 15 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sat 16 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

Sun 17 May

Free

Part of Festival of Museums.

St George's, University of London, SW17

Sat 22 Aug

£299

Sat 29 Aug

GCU Research Day

Talks, meet the expert events and interactive displays for GCU Research Day.

The Arc, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 331 8633

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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…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Apr

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 94 more dates until 26 Jul

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Tue 21 Apr

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

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

Wed 22 Apr

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

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

Thu 23 Apr

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

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
…and 64 more dates until 26 Jun

International Congress of Phonetic Sciences

The latest International Congress of Phonetic Sciences is here, and it covers everything from speech production to forensic phonetics.

SECC, Glasgow

Mon 10 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01786 611030

Sat 15 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01786 611030

Ministry Of Science Live

Interactive science show exploring the inventors and engineers who have shaped the modern world we live in.

Grand Opera House, York

Mon 23 Nov

£15.50

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 18 Jun

£15 (Children £12.50; £50) / 01792 475715

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 18 Nov

£15.50 / 0844 871 7648

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Our Brilliant Brain

A show looking at what makes us who we are. Explore the wonders of sensory perception with the literal-sounding Science Explainers. Recommended ages 7+.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 21 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

Wed 22 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

Thu 23 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

…and 52 more dates until 14 Jun

Pre-School Day

Sessions for little ones who love to play – exploring everything from bugs and beasties to music workshops.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 21 Apr

£5.50 / 0191 243 8210

Tue 19 May

£5.50 (Children £4) / 0191 243 8210

RBGE Certificate in Field Botany

This intensive course introduces a wide range of practical field botany skills, including survey techniques, collection, identification, preservation and curation of botanical specimens.  An ideal course for amateurs and professionals alike. Course fee includes 8 Units and course materials. The 8-day course is spread over…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Jun

Lecture Room 1

£500 Booking required via application form. Download the applicants' handbook from www.rbge.org.uk/cerpfb / 0131 248 2909

Sat 20 Jun

Lecture Room 1

£500 Booking required via application form. Download the applicants' handbook from www.rbge.org.uk/cerpfb / 0131 248 2909

Sun 21 Jun

Lecture Room 1

£500 Booking required via application form. Download the applicants' handbook from www.rbge.org.uk/cerpfb / 0131 248 2909

…and 8 more dates until 29 Jun

Scottish Biomedical Post-Doctoral Researcher Conference

A symposium designed as a networking platform for post-docs working in biomedical sciences.

Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow

Fri 24 Apr

Free

Smart Social Media

A conference exploring the way the internet helps businesses and other institutions interact with people.

Senate House, London WC1E

Wed 3 Jun

£299 (Streaming Ticket £149) / 020 7664 4859

Thu 4 Jun

£299 (Streaming Ticket £149) / 020 7664 4859

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

Dawyck

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