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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* Discover how telescopes were invented, how they work, what they allow us to discover and the recent advances in technology. Science on the Spot - Exhibition Floor: 1030 & 1330* Join us on the exhibition floor [...]




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 [...]




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 [...]




Adult Takeover: Science of the Stars
27 Oct 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Ever wanted to explore Aberdeen Science Centre after hours? This is your chance! Re-discover your sense of wonder and discovery at our Science of the Stars night 27th October at 7 pm. Join us and Aberdeen Astronomical Society for a look at the stars above us. We'll take a look through our telescopes at Neptune and [...]




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


Come along to our spooky Halloween Party! Help our 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 with best [...]




Teacher’s Session on Get Energised: Renewable Energy Resource
30 Oct 2017
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm


Secondary schools will be able to borrow a free resource on renewable energy from Aberdeen Science Centre from October 2017. This session introduces teachers to the resource, which focuses on wind energy, and allows them to take part in hands-on learning activities provided by the kit. Stuart Farmer from the Institute of Physics,  Sarah Cowie [...]




Meet the Scientist
11 Nov 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


On Saturday 11th November 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm, come to Aberdeen Science Centre and discover the cure for that dullest of diseases – boredom! In honour of National Pathology Week, Healthcare Scientists from the laboratories at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary will be hosting a hands-on workshop! You’ll be able to discover what happens [...]




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 [...]




Little Explorer Days - Marvelous Mini Beasts
18 Nov 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Come along and meet our minibeasts! We have some with six legs, some with hundreds of legs and some with no legs! Learn all about how to look after them! These Little Explorer Days are open to public and groups. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity [...]




Christmas Party
23 Dec 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Add a little fizzy and festive fun into the season with Aberdeen Science Centre's Christmas Party! Come along to join in with our Christmas-themed science activities. Our Christmas elves have prepared presents and wintry snacks so come along and enjoy the fun! We even expect the visit of a surprise guest (ho, ho, ho... ). [...]


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