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What's Happening Today?
16 Aug 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
All Day


Public Programme Seeing The Universe in All its Light! Telescopes Show - Show Theatre: 1100, 1230, 1400 & 1530* Learn about the different types of telescopes and what the future holds for them. This includes the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and Space telescopes which allow us to see across our universe! Science on the Spot [...]




STEM Club
06 Sep 2017 - 11 Oct 2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Members of our STEM Club are offered a fun and inspiring way to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on a weekly basis for six weekly sessions. Engaging with leading industry professionals, academic experts, and hands-on activities, each session is led by passionate communicators at Aberdeen Science Centre. Clubs are groups of up [...]




Little Explorer Days - Adventures in Space
16 Sep 2017 - 16 Oct 2017
All Day


Learn all about the solar system through an interactive show. Enjoy our space themed floor activities and story book sessions. Ideal for 3-5 years, Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities encouraging learning through play. These days are open to public and groups. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported [...]




STFC Seeing the Universe in All its Light
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Science & Technology Facilities Council’s Seeing the Universe in all its light roadshow supports the UK astronomy community, in partnership with the Royal Astronomical Society, showcasing the ‘big telescopes family’ - both ground and space based - focusing on the UK science expertise and economic benefits.   This exhibition, features models of a range of [...]




Engineering Club
16 Sep 2017 - 07 Oct 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


For children aged 9 - 12 years, this club offers a fun and inspiring way to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each session includes hands-on activities themed around a topic.   Sessions are facilitated by Aberdeen Science Centre staff. Academic and industry professionals periodically participate to share their knowledge and passion. Each session [...]




Stuff Worth Knowing: Chocolate, Health & Fascinating Food Facts
21 Sep 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Professor Alexandra Johnstone is a senior research fellow and UK registered nutritionist based at the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen.   She will discuss recent research to explore what we eat and why we eat, including some chocolate tasting to wet the appetite for knowledge about nutrition and health. STUFF WORTH KNOWING talks [...]




Scotlands Rock Story with Geobus
07 Oct 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join Geobus at Aberdeen Science Centre during October’s Geoheritage festival for Scotland’s Rock Story! Piece together Scotland’s diverse geological history by investigating the mountains formed when it collided with England, discovering the evidence for an explosive volcanic past and studying the fossils that tell secrets of a once tropical climate! Through a series of hands [...]




Stuff Worth Knowing: Avoiding Nemo: How Not to Catch Fish Using a Smartphone
19 Oct 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Fishing requires selectively avoiding the capture of species or sizes of fish so as to meet the objectives of sustainable management.   In the North Sea this goal is made more difficult by the mixed composition of the fish community.   This talk by Dr Tara Marshall of the University of Aberdeen will explore how [...]




Halloween Party
28 Oct 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Come along to our spooky Halloween Party! Help our mad scientist bring her assistant back from the dead, take part in a bubbling cauldron workshop and more activities throughout the evening. This party will cost £13 per child (including up to 2 accompanying adults) and is recommended for ages 5-12. Dressing up is encouraged, and [...]




Stuff Worth Knowing: Stem Cells & their Healing Potential
16 Nov 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Stem cells are a special type of cells that can form new tissues and organs. These cells are present in all of our bodies throughout our life, offering great opportunities for regenerating or replacing body parts.   Dr. Anke Roelofs of the University of Aberdeen will highlight some of the success stories and explore the [...]


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