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Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the discovery of gravitational waves

Join us on 22 September to explore the world of gravitational waves. In September last year two giant lasers (and the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built!) known as LIGO, detected gravitational waves. Join Professor Martin Hendry as he recounts the inside story of this remarkable discovery – hailed by many as the scientific breakthrough [...]

22 Sep 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Little Explorer Day: Sound

What makes sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day on the 21 September we'll explore how vibrations work to make sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play. Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up good vibrations. Little [...]

21 Sep 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adult Takeover Evening : The Science of Food & Drink

Tickets available online now! Ever wanted to explore and play in Aberdeen Science Centre without fear of disrupting visiting children's fun? This is your chance. Re-discover your sense of wonder and discovery at our Science of Food and Drink Adult Takeover night 16 September at 7pm. You'll be able to explore the science behind chocolate, wine, your kitchen cupboard [...]

16 Sep 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

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

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