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


Build It! Medieval Construction - Show Theatre: 1100 & 1400* Discover how people built monumental structures with the aid of physics in this interactive show created by Historic Environment Scotland. Engineering Quiz - Show Theatre: 1300 & 1600* Explore some of the least known facts about Engineering and construction in our quiz. Supertall Building Challenge - Exhibition Floor: [...]




Stuff Worth Knowing: Building the Aberdeen Bypass (AWPR)
17 Aug 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project (AWPR/B-T) is the longest road building project currently underway in the UK, covering a distance of 58km.   Join us for a talk by Transport Scotland about the engineering and construction skills required to complete this massive project. STUFF WORTH KNOWING talks explore topics worth knowing about. [...]




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 [...]




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


STFC’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 telescopes including the European [...]




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


For children aged 8 - 14 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


Dr 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 [...]




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 [...]




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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