Discovery Day!

Discovery Day!

Ever wondered what your granny’s got in common with an astronaut, or if your skeleton really is bone-idle?

Find out the answers to these and other questions at Discovery Day – an action-packed event taking place at the city’s Satrosphere Science Centre tomorrow (March 17) as part of National Science and Engineering Week.

Postdoctoral researchers and PhD students from the University of Aberdeen’s Bone and Musculoskeletal Programme are among those who will staging shows and displays between 10am and 4pm.

There will also be the chance to get to grips with an innovative new toy called Tangleproteins, invented by University Professor in Chemistry, Marcel Jaspars, as a unique way to teach youngsters how proteins function in the human body.

Animal antics with Mr Bug will also be on offer as well as family-friendly activities from Robert Gordon University, The Gordon Highlander’s Museum, TechFest-SetPoint, SCARF and Aberdeen City Council’s Waste Aware Team.

Birds of Prey, volcano science and croquet playing robots also feature in this scintillating day of science. Discovery Day is open o all and there is an entry fee of only £1. 

Events continue on Sunday 18 at the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens when new curator Mark Paterson will be taking visitors of a guided tour of the wonderful grounds and examining the fascinating structures to be found in nature, and how we can learn from them. This walking tour is free, with assembly at 2pm outside the Tillydrone Avenue entrance to the University’s Zoology Building.

National Science and Engineering Week in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is sponsored by BP, the University of Aberdeen and the Scottish Government.

Full details of the programme can be found at www.abdn.ac.uk/science/public/nsew

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