Days out, Science

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Make Time for Moths

Moths aren't just those things that fly in through your window and bat about your curtains as you try and get to sleep, they're also an important part of nature. This event uses light traps to attract moths of all shapes, sizes and colours. Under 16s must be accompanied.

Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory

Sat 30 May

(Included in admission) / 0844 493 2161

Midlothian Science Festival

A calendar of science-themed events for adults, children and families across Midlothian.

Various venues: Midlothian

Sat 3 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 4 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 18 Oct

Mini Professors

Classes tailored for wee scientists ages 2–4, featuring songs, experiments, stories and more.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Mon 22 Jun

£6 / 01256 478670

Ministry Of Science Live

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

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 25 May

£14.50 (Children £12.50 under 16s) / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 31 May

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 21 May

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 854 2776

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Museum of Light

The spotlight is firmly on us in this International Year of Light! You'll be beaming in more ways than one when you step into our nocturnal celebration of space and light. There'll be a wide range of activities running throughout the evening - you'll be able to 'paint with light' in our photography workshop, have a go at…

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Sun 17 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 300 1210

Part of Festival of Museums.

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Nanotech and Lifesaving Selfies

Current research from the University of Glasgow explores the world of nanotechnology. Talks include 'The Shrinking Universe' from Scott Smith, and 'Life Saving Selfies' from Lewis Mackenzie.

DRAM!, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

£3 / 0141 332 1622

NEoN Digital Arts

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

Various venues: Dundee

Sun 8 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Mon 9 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

Tue 10 Nov

Times & prices vary / 01382 322852

…and 4 more dates until 14 Nov

OPAL day at Marford Quarry

 OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) Day at Marford Quarry. Science in action! Moth-trapping, searching for animals and insects, etc. Perfect for budding young scientists! Meet by seat at (SJ 3560 5599). Leader Iwan Edwards People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Marford Quarry

Sat 30 May

Free

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 3 Sep

Times & prices vary

Fri 4 Sep

Times & prices vary

Sat 5 Sep

Times & prices vary

…and 4 more dates until 9 Sep

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 28 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

Wed 29 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

Thu 30 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

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Parasite Pals?

Dr Tansy Hammarton talks about parasites.

The Butterfly and the Pig, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

£3 / 0141 221 7711

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

Particles to Planets

Dr Patrick Harkness presents 'Exploring Beneath the Surface of Mars' and Dr Adrian Buzatu discusses 'The Search for the Origin of Mass'.

DRAM!, Glasgow

Mon 18 May

£3 / 0141 332 1622

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

Past, Present and Future of Neuroscience

Case studies and talks on neuroscience. Dr John Paul Leach presents, 'neuroscience of the future – what would a failed comedian know?', and Dr Salwa El Tawil discusses 'tailored therapy: are we there yet?'.

Coopers, Glasgow

Mon 18 May

£3 / 0141 334 0884

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 19 May

£5.50 (Children £4) / 0191 243 8210

Profeng Lecture, Engineering Video Games and Beyond

Lectures designed to get young people interested in engineering – in this case, engineering video games. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Science Centre

Mon 15 Jun

Free / 0141 420 5000

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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

Rich Soils and Wriggling Worms: The Soil Survey

Take part in the survey to find out what's up with the soil, and learn to identify earthworms. Dress appropriately for outdoor work.

Castlemilk Stables, Glasgow

Thu 18 Jun

Free / 0141 634 2673

Richard Wiseman: The Magic of Sleep and Dreaming

Psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman explores the new science of sleep and dreaming. Find out how you can get the perfect night’s sleep, decode your dreams, and bring more magic into your life without moving a muscle.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Jun

Dissection Room / Over-10s only

£13 (£11; Children £8) / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh International Magic Festival.

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 2 May

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 9 May

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 16 May

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

…and 31 more dates until 19 Dec

The Science of Fireworks

Expect bangs, crashes and flames at this talk by pyrotechnician Matthew Tosh, as he explains fireworks.

Blackpool Sixth Form College

Wed 8 Jul

Free / 01253 724 472

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The Science of Sci-Fi

Lecture by Professor Martin Hendry.

Waxy O'Connor's, Glasgow

Wed 20 May

£3 / 0141 354 5154

Part of Pint of Science Festival.

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

Solar and planet gazing

An early evening with Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society Join Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society to look safely at the sun through solar scopes at Abberton Reservoir. As it starts to get darker other bright objects like planets will be visible. Booking is essential please…

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester

Sat 23 May

£3.00 donation per child £5.00 donation per adult

Speed Science

Like speed dating, without the dating. Join the brightest lights in Scottish physics for a fast-paced 'speed science' session where you, the audience, get to vote on the best of the bunch.

Waxy O'Connor's, Glasgow

Tue 19 May

£3 / 0141 354 5154

Sapphire Wanmer: 'Volcanoes; Death, Destruction and Life'
Colin MacLeod, Pete Gwynne & James Ward Taylor: 'Bright Club'
Sarah Simpson: 'Meteorite impacts: From Ashes to … Microbes?'
Rebacca Douglas: The Search for New Earths'. Part of Pint of Science Festival.

Stroke of Genius

Talks about the brain, featuring Professor Matthew Walters, who discusses life as a stroke doctor.

The Butterfly and the Pig, Glasgow

Mon 18 May

£3 / 0141 221 7711

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