Afternoon events, Days out, Science

17 events

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Stargazing Live on the Roof Garden

In partnership with the BBC’s Stargazing Live project, join experts from Clydesdale Astronomical Society and volunteer stargazers on Scotland's largest roof garden for this examination of the night sky. If you have a telescope, bring it along. Booking is essential.

New Lanark World Heritage Village

Sat 21 Mar

£4 / 01555 661345

Coinciding with the next visible total solar eclipse.

Sun 22 Mar

£4 / 01555 661345

Coinciding with the next visible total solar eclipse.

Coffee with a Shot of Science

Every step of the coffee journey is steeped in tradition and ritual, from the growing of the bean to the pouring of a cup. There is also a good dose of science in every drop. Join us for an exploration of coffee science taking in aroma, taste, health and history with Ian Edwards of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Real Life Science Studio

£10, £8 conc Book via the Science Festival box office by clicking below or calling 0844 557 2686 / 0131 248 2909

Covent Garden Jam II meets CoderDojo

An afternoon of coding and making with Raspberry Pi, Scratch, HTML, Python and more.

Dragon Hall, London WC2B

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 020 7404 7274

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

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

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 24 Jul

£8.50 / 01903 206206

Sat 25 Jul

£8.50 / 01903 206206

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 10 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 17 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

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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

Sat 25 Apr

£5–£8 / 01952 728911

Sun 26 Apr

£5–£8 / 01952 728911

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

Harbours, Bridges and Canals: John Rennie, Scottish Engineer

Dr Donal Bateson gives a short talk on Scottish engineer John Rennie, designer of the original Waterloo Bridge as well as some spectacular works in Ireland, including the 90-mile Royal Canal and Dun Laoghaire's magnificent Harbour.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Lichen Walk and Air Survey

Learn how to monitor air quality by examining what lichens are growing on nearby tress.

Castlemilk Stables, Glasgow

Thu 10 Sep

Free / 0141 420 5010

Rescheduled from Thu 24 Sep.

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Nov

Free / 0141 420 5010

Meet at the World Buffet Carpark, just off Nitshill road.

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

Board Room

£30 Booking required. Please phone the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £27) / 0131 248 2909

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Scientific Sugar

Carry out experiments using sugar and follow in the footsteps of the famous St Andrews scientist and Principal Sir James Irvine. Build sugar density towers, create colourful crystals and make sugary drinks disappear. Booking is essential.

Museum of the University of St Andrews

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 3–6.

Free / 01334 461660

Ages 7–12.

Shipwrecked with Vincent Deary

Talk from cognitive behavioural psychotherapist about the power of habit and the difficulty of change.

Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Fri 13 Mar

Main House

£9 / 01768 774 411

Space Lecture

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

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Wed 11 Mar

£6–£10 / 01962 863791

  • 16:30 – 21:00 Space Lecture Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Street Food Science Busking

Food-based science experiments with the team from the University of St Andrews.

Church Square, St Andrews

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 01334 461663

Sun Over the Botanics

The Astronomical Society of Glasgow (if there's a scientific society with a cooler name, we've yet to hear of it) offers you a chance to safely view the surface of the sun.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 276 1614

Try Science: British Science Week

Take part in one of OPAL's environmental surveys and find out how to get involved in some citizen science.

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar


Watery Worlds and Soggy Citizens

Go pond dipping in an effort to find out of the Dams to Darnley ponds can support wildlife.

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sun 5 Apr


Meet at the World Buffet Car Park off Nitshill Road.