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What’s On

What's Happening Today?
02 Jan 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
All Day

2018 Public Programme Rock Lab Why are rocks so important to our everyday life? Take on the role of a geologist and discover the rocks that make up the surface of the earth that we live on. In your geologist role use ‘sonar’ boxes to map out an ocean floor. Erupting Volcanoes Workshop Explore, build [...]

Geology Rocks!
30 Mar 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore the world underneath our feet. We will delve deep into the earth with exciting hands-on workshops, activities and storytelling. Make your own volcanoes, travel back in time with fossils and use microscopes to peer into the hidden world of minerals.

Engineering Club: The Goblin Car
21 Apr 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Become part of ASC’s Goblin Car team to design, build and race a single seat electric car. Young people will work as part of the team to build the Goblin Car and enter it into the annual race at Grampian Transport Museum. Please note: parents will be required to arrange children’s transport to and from [...]

The Science of History
05 May 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore how our ancestors used science in their everyday lives. Just how might we have moved huge stones and created stone circles over 6000 years ago? Take part in hands-on workshops, storytelling and shows as we discover the science of history.  

The End of an Era
17 May 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

With Prof Joanna Morgan (Professor of Geophysics, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London) In 1980 Luis Alvarez and co-workers published an article asserting that a large body hit Earth ~66 million years ago and caused the most recent mass extinction, which notably included the dinosaurs. The evidence for impact was the extraterrestrial [...]

Science After Dark
18 May 2018
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for a Friday night that will be out of this world! Leave your working week behind at the door as you rocket onto the silent disco floor with a drink in hand. For one night only in May, the centre will be open exclusively for adults only. Whether its exam stress or a [...]

Stuff Worth Knowing: On the Edge of Reality - My Month in South Georgia!
24 May 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join PhD Student Jacob Hargreaves from University of Aberdeen as he talks us through the incredible journey he took in in 2017 living in the British Antarctic Survey base at King Edward Point, South Georgia. As part of his research project studying fungi that call this far-reaching part of the planet ‘home’ he recounts meeting [...]

STEM Club: Magic at the Movies
27 May 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our STEM club is back with exciting activities as we head into Summer. This May, June and July join us to find out more about the science of special effects with Magic at the Movies! Sometimes what looks like magic is actually science. £39 per booking. To book please email:

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