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Non-ASE events in summer 2014

These are events without ASE involvement, but should be of interest to ASE members and others interested in astronomy. Please check independently about cancellation, admission fees, booking requirements etc.

Also check our links page that lists other organisations, many of which will offer their own full programme details on the web.

Mar 28th - Jul 6th
10:00 - 17:00, National Museum of Scotland
Power of ten: inventing logarithms
Four hundred years ago, John Napier’s pioneering work on logarithms enabled more calculations to be completed in an hour than had previously been managed in an entire day. From the introduction of the decimal point to the development of slide rules, explore how Napier’s revolutionary innovations advanced and influenced mathematics from the 17th century to the present day.
Free.
Apr 5th - Apr 20th
Edinburgh International Science Festival
with many events about astronomy, geology, etc.
Apr 5th - Apr 19th
10:00 - 16:30, National Museum of Scotland
Celebrating the Higgs boson
University of Edinburgh.
Free, Science Festival.
Apr 7th - Apr 12th
10:00 - 17:30, Summerhall (former Royal Dick Vet School)
Seeing the universe in all its light
Science and Technology Facilities Council (Royal Observatory Edinburgh).
Free, Science Festival.
Apr 8th
20:00 - 21:30, Summerhall (former Royal Dick Vet School)
Prof Chris Breward
The SCART connection
Edinburgh College of Art and The University of Edinburgh's School of Physics and Astronomy
£8/£6, students £4, Science Festival.
Apr 9th
20:00 - 21:30, Summerhall (former Royal Dick Vet School)
Prof Richard Wiseman, Dr Zita Martins
Richard Wiseman's beginners' guide to ... astrobiology
£8/£6, students £4, Science Festival.
Apr 9th
20:00 - 21:30, The Queen's Hall
Prof Peter Higgs, Prof Frank Close
A conversation with Peter Higgs: close up
£10/£8, students £5, Science Festival.
Apr 13th
15:00 - 16:30, National Museum of Scotland
Prof Malcolm Longair
Maxwell on light and colour
James Clerk Maxwell Foundation
£8/£6, students £4, Science Festival.
Apr 13th
20:00 - 21:30, National Museum of Scotland
Dr Catherine Heymans, Prof Andrew Liddle
Physics to blow your mind
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
£8/£6, students £4, Science Festival.
Apr 16th
20:00 - 21:30, National Museum of Scotland
Dr Audrey Cameron, Gary Quinn, Tania Johnston
Making sense of astronomy
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
£8/£6, students £4, Science Festival.
Apr 18th
17:30 - 19:00, National Museum of Scotland
Dr Clare Burrage, Prof James Hough
The dark side of the universe
Royal Society
£8/£6, students £4, Science Festival.
Apr 30th
17:30, Crawford Project, Teviot Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School
Prof Jim Bennett, Former Director of the Museum of History of Science Oxford, Fellow of Linacre College
The craft of early astronomy - Making books, globes and instruments in the sixteenth century
Annual Crawford Lecture. Free, booking required (online).
May 6th
19:00, Stardust, Strathclyde University, McCance Building, 16 Richmod St, Glasgow G1 1XQ
Dr Ettore Perozzi
Avoiding the fate of the dinosaurs - The asteroid hazard after Chelyabinsk: new solutions for an old problem
Free, RSVP by April 29th.
May 8th
19:00, Stardust, Strathclyde University, McCance Building, 16 Richmod St, Glasgow G1 1XQ
Dr Liz Williams
Looking towards the Galactic frontier
Free, RSVP by April 29th.
Jun 5th - 7th
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge St, EH1 2ED
Blue Raincoat Theatre Company
First Cosmonaut
"Based on the life of Yuri Gagarin, who took off for space on 12 April 1961, this tale is both funny, and moving - conveying the enormity of the event in a playful way."
£15.50 / £12.50 / £8.
Jun 16th
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
STFC Photowalk
Amateur and professional photographers are being given unique "behind the scenes" access to laboratories of the Sciene and Technology Facilies Council (STFC), but space is limited and early registration is required.
Jun 17th
17:30 - 18:30, Cineworld Cinemas, Glasgow Science Centre
Dr Jonathan Whitmore, Swinburne University of Technology,
Hidden Universe
Dr Swinburne introduces the IMAX 3D documentary "Hidden Universe" and takes questions afterwards. £5.50, book online.
Jun 18th
18:00 - 20:00, Cineworld Cinemas, Glasgow Science Centre
Dr Jonathan Whitmore, Swinburne University of Technology,
Hidden Universe
Dr Swinburne introduces the IMAX 3D documentary "Hidden Universe" and takes questions afterwards; the programme also includes a narrated tour of the night sky in the Science Centre planetarium. £9.90, book online.
Jun 18th
19:00 - 21:00, Cineworld Cinemas, Glasgow Science Centre
Dr Jonathan Whitmore, Swinburne University of Technology,
Hidden Universe
Dr Swinburne introduces the IMAX 3D documentary "Hidden Universe" and takes questions afterwards; the programme also includes a narrated tour of the night sky in the Science Centre planetarium. £9.90, book online.
Jul 4th
Royal Observatory Edinburgh
STFC Photowalk
Amateur and professional photographers are being given unique "behind the scenes" access to laboratories of the Sciene and Technology Facilies Council (STFC), but space is limited and early registration is required.
Jul 18th
21:00 - 22:30, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Andy Green, StarDome Astronomy & Astronautics
Seeking earthbound aurora
Lecture, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £12 / £9.
Jul 19th
21:00 - 22:30, Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, East Ayrshire
Andy Green, StarDome Astronomy & Astronautics
Impacts
Lecture, telescope tour and stargazing (weather permitting). £12 / £9.
Aug 18th
12:20, Assembly Rooms
Mark Thompson
The Secrets of the Universe... Exposed
Ever since our distant ancestors turned their gaze on the sky we have tried to unravel its mysteries. With fun live demonstrations, Mark brings the current view of the universe to life with a bang!
£10, Fringe Festival.