Days out, Science

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Emporium of Dangerous Ideas

A unique education festival developed and promoted by the sector agency College Development Network, aimed at challenging, provoking and generating ideas about how education could be.

Various venues: Scotland

Tue 9 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

Wed 10 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

Thu 11 Jun

Times & prices vary / 01786 892000

…and 8 more dates until 19 Jun

Energise!

*Energise! *is packed full of high energy, interactive activities to keep you fighting fit. Journey through a giant digestive system as we explain basic human biology and what impact the food you eat has on your body. Find out what you can do to stay healthy in this energising exploration of how the body works. Ages 5+

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Energy Futures: the public debate

We live in a world that is driven by the advances and solutions offered by science and technology. Unprecedented changes in the natural and human world require us to find methods of adaptation and mitigation. Energy resources, their use and abuse now and in the future, are at the very centre stage of this global debate.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Engineering our energy future: to frack or not to frack?

We all agree we need to find new sources of energy, but we disagree on how to do it. One controversial new source is shale gas obtained by fracking. At a time when the Scottish Parliament has announced a moratorium on planning consents for all unconventional gas development, including fracking, we ask is shale gas a…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Engineering the New Enlightenment

Taking inspiration from the UN International Year of Light 2015, we will be exploring how light engineering is opening up unknown and far-reaching possibilities. Scientists, engineers and technicians are performing cutting-edge research with light, using it to revolutionise communications, cure diseases and solve crimes.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Enlightenment: molecules, brains, light and art

Discover the recent, largely untold, revolution that has taken place in the world of biological microscopy. In 2014, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three researchers who created new techniques that allow scientists to see inside living cells with higher resolution than they could have imagined even 5 years…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Ensemble BPM – Three Tales

Ensemble BPM present Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s Three Tales.

Science Museum IMAX, South Kensington

Wed 22 Apr

£22 (£12) / 020 7942 4000

Fri 24 Apr

£22 (£12) / 020 7942 4000

Enter the Ming Rodulator

Enter the dome of noise, junk, booming bass, raw analogue circuitry and audio anarchy. Leave your harmonic preconceptions at the door and take hold of a screwdriver to experience our bizarre handmade interactive instruments. You'll try the world-renowned Nose Test, see some weird non-Newtonian nonsense in the Goop Test…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 18 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 19 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

ER

Emergency, emergency, there’s been an accident! This is your chance to scrub up and save lives. Meet your ‘patient’, identify what’s wrong and let a 'surgeon' help you operate using endoscopes supplied by Karl Storz. Learn the medical names for parts of the body and discover the tools a surgeon needs to do their job.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

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

Sold out / 01952 728911

Sun 26 Apr

£5–£8 / 01952 728911

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Expedition Botanics

Join Expedition Botanics in the search for traditional knowledge about Colombian rainforest plants. Learn how to survive using the resources of the forest and help to discover how the people of the Amazon use plants in daily life. Collect stamps in your passport as you complete activities.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 4 more dates until 15 Apr

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

Fri 3 Apr

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

Sat 4 Apr

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

Sun 5 Apr

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

…and 727 more dates until 3 Apr 2017

Explore The Energy Lab: power to make things go

Almost everything in our homes today needs electricity to work, but what really is energy and how do we use it? And what does a duck, a snake and a wave have to do with it? Visit the Energy Lab at the National Mining Museum Scotland to discover how coal becomes electric light, how we generate electrical energy and how we…

National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange

Mon 13 Apr

£4 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 14 Apr

£4 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 15 Apr

£4 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 17 Apr

Extreme

From Icarus to Evel Knievel, humanity has always been fascinated by those who live on the edge. But are some of us wired to seek danger and risk? Join behavioural scientist  Dr Paul Martin, psychologist and author  Emma Barrett and world explorer Tim Jarvis  for tales of cave-dwelling scientists, polar perils, starvation…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Extreme Soldering: Surface Mount Components

Some hackers say surface mount soldering is hard because of the tiny components, but we'll show you it's really not that scary. Including your very own kit to build and take home, this session will show you the tricks and techniques that will help you solder on. Ages 14+

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 13 Apr

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Farmyard Animals: Friends and Foes

A hands-on, family-friendly session with activities, storytelling and interactive displays about the lives of farm animals. Moredun scientists show and tell how they help control pests and diseases, which leads to healthier and happier sheep, cows, pigs and chickens, and is better for the environment. Ages 5+

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fates, Fats and Facts: what really drives food choice

With the global obesity ‘pandemic’ costing societies dearly, questions of how and why we choose our food are firmly in the spotlight. Are we culpable for what is on our plates, or are we subject to forces beyond our control? Join prominent academics for discussion, experimentation and investigation into who is in the…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fear and Resilience

Learn how the brain, the most complex of organs, copes in a crisis and helps motivate us and push us to the limits of our mental and physical abilities. Militants in Lebanon held special envoy Terry Waite hostage in solitary confinement for almost five years. He had no contact with the outside world and was denied access…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Forecasting Tomorrow's Weather

The weather affects us all and we’ve all moaned if a forecast is wrong, but have you ever wondered how weather forecasts are made? In this event Helen Roberts from the Met Office teams up with *Mark Higgins *from EUMETSAT (operator of Europe’s weather satellites) to explain how data from satellites and other sources is…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Forensic Fiction Meets Forensic Fact

Lin Anderson ’s fictional forensic expert Dr Rhona MacLeod has a great team behind her, and what’s more, they are real forensic specialists. Join Lin in conversation with Laura Fairley and Bruce Duncan, of crime scene capture specialists Return to Scene, as we learn the forensic truth behind the fiction. Expect forensic…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Forever Young: can we cure ageing?

News articles about anti-ageing wonder-pills are becoming more frequent. Only last November rapamycin hit the headlines trials of its life-extending properties began in dogs. Discuss the facts around these elixirs of life with a panel of experts: Richard Barrett-Jolley from the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Diseases at…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Full Spectrum

We invite you to join us as we collaborate with Astrojazz and Adventures in Light to create a very special audio-visual experience at Full Spectrum, the Science Festival’s first ever club night. Expect experiments with light, sound and structure on a large scale as we bring you a visual spectacular with projection…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Future's Bright

Join us to make a simple wind turbine and test it in the wind tunnel to see how fast it turns. Jump on the bike to see how much energy it takes to walk, cycle or drive to school and try out a range of fun activities that show how easy it is to have a cleaner, greener lifestyle. All Ages

The Centre, Livingston

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

Gadget Factory

Investigate and explore how everyday gadgets work and build your own in our mini  Gadget Factory. Once you've learned the secrets of soldering there's no end to the stuff you can make! After you've grasped the basics of creating an electrical circuit, pick your kit from the wide range of gadgets on offer and use your…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 12 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 13 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 19 Apr

Game Masters

Featuring over 100 playable games, including the likes of Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Minecraft and SingStar,  Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.  The exhibition explores the development of videogames through interviews with game designers, rare original game artwork and interactives…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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