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Weird Weather: Centre Themes

Earlier this year Scotland managed to supply 106% of its energy from renewable sources. Why? Because it was so windy(!). Weather means a lot to us here -- from a source of energy to the reason we stay inside sometimes -- and over the month of September we'll explore the science of weird weather in the [...]

01 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
All Day

Weathering the Weather

Speaker: Jenny Pirret from the Aberdeen Met Office This event is free to attend and is recommend for an adult audience (16+). What is a weather front? What is the jet stream? Come along to a talk exploring weather forecasting and answer some of your burning questions. Explore the causes of the flooding in Aberdeen and [...]

25 Aug 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Special Photo Opp: Robots Exhibition

To celebrate the end of our robots exhibition, in which you can meet dozens of robot models, cyborgs and androids from TV shows and films from the past 60 years, come along to Aberdeen Science Centre on Saturday the 20 August from 10am-4pm for a last chance to grab a picture with the bots. We'll get out [...]

20 Aug 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On-line Recommenders: Artificial Intelligence & Big Data

Speaker: Professor Susan Craw, Robert Gordon University. This event is free to attend and is recommend for an adult audience (16+). ------ Millions of people use online services every day. With so many options, recommender systems are becoming increasingly important to help us make choices: which camera, computer, washing machine meets our needs; which clothing, [...]

04 Aug 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

IET Engineering Open House Day

Join us for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Open House day at Aberdeen Science Centre, on Saturday 30th July, in partnership with Shell and IET. In addition to the usual interactive exhibits there will be lots to inspire you to the wonders of Engineering. Meet local Engineers, attend exciting presentations, try out hands-on [...]

30 Jul 2016
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Challenging the Deep Sea - Underwater Robots

Speaker: Graeme Dunbar, Electronic and Electrical Engineering programme, Robert Gordon University. This event is free to attend. -------- In this talk the basics of ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) design suitable for home construction will be introduced and there will be an opportunity for hands-on experience with ROVs ranging from simple “bath tub” ROVs for a [...]

07 Jul 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Robot Exhibition

Meet dozens of robot models, cyborgs and androids – full size models, heads and toys – from TV shows and films from the past 60 years! Science-fiction fans, movie aficionados and families will soon have the chance to meet some of the most iconic movie characters at Aberdeen Science Centre. The display, one of Europe’s [...]

02 Jul 2016 - 28 Aug 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

How to save the Bumblebees

Speaker: Annie Robinson This talk is aimed at an adult audience of 16+. Discover the simple measures we can all do in our gardens to help bumblebees and how you can get involved in the BeeWatch citizen science scheme. Also find out about the non-native New Zealand Flatworm, its impact on native earthworm populations and how [...]

23 Jun 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Explorer Days - Senses

Test your senses and discover how they work with our fun, interactive activities! ----------- Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the [...]

22 Jun 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Motor Neurone Disease - Awareness Day

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a neurological condition that causes degeneration of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord.  MND damages and destroys the neurons that carry messages from the brain to the muscles and once these motor neurons have been damaged, messages cannot reach the muscles.  This leads to muscle weakness resulting [...]

18 Jun 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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