Explorathon in Aberdeen

EXPLORATHON will be back in Aberdeen on Friday 30 September. Check this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear about the new exciting programme of activities taking place to celebrate European Researchers’ Night.

Last year over 50 experts from archaeology to zoology were on hand, hosting talks, shows, comedy and hands-on fun. Most events were FREE.  

You can view last years programme by clicking the button below

Events for all the family

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EXPLORATHON at Union Square

Union Square Shopping Centre, AB11 5RG
10 am – 8 pm
DROP-IN FREE admission

Try your hand at real live science with our buskers throughout the day. From 2pm you’ll be able to meet and chat to researchers working at the forefront of discovery in our European Corner.

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EXPLORATHON at Satrosphere

Satrosphere Science Centre, Constitution Street
From 6.00 pm until 10.00 pm
Admission £1 per person, no booking required

Bring the whole family for a great line-up of exciting shows, hands on activities and stand up science!

 

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Events for Adults

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War and Peace in Anglo-Scottish relations

Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Shiprow, AB11 5BY
12.30pm – 13.30pm
Admission FREE, booking required
Ages 12+

Learn about the troubled history of relations between England and Scotland.

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PechaKucha Aberdeen

Belmont Filmhouse
Belmont Street, AB10 1JS
5.15pm – 6pm
Admission FREE, no booking required.
Ages 16+

Join us for a scintillating suite of fast paced, visual talks in PechaKucha style – using only 20 images each displayed for 20 seconds.

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EXPLORATHON at the Cromarty Lighthouse

Lighthouse Field Station
Cromarty, IV11 8YJ
6pm – 10pm
Admission FREE, no booking required
Suitable for all ages

Learn about the latest work on seals and dolphins and the sounds of our sescapes. Event jointly held with the National Trust for Scotland’s Hugh Miller’s Birth Place Cottage and Museum.

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Events for Adults

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Exploring the Emergence of Pictish Society in Northern Scotland

Satrosphere Science Centre
Constitution Street, AB24 5TU
6pm-7pm
Admission FREE, booking required
Ages 12+

The Northern Picts Project has made some fascinating discoveries over the last few years hear about the very latest and extreme archaeology in this up to the minute talk.

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What Makes Us Happy?

Aberdeen City Council Chamber
Townhouse, Broad Street, AB10 1FY
6pm-7pm
Admission FREE, booking required
Ages 12+

Join Professor Claire Wallace to explore the many factors that contribute to making us happy.

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Cafe Scientifique Special

Waterstones
Union Bridge, AB11 6BG
7.30pm-8.30pm
Admission FREE, no booking required
Ages 8+

Join Professor Dame Anne Glover to discover the crucial and sometimes underestimated role of Europe in space science. Its not just NASA, you know!

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Events for adults

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No Boundaries: What is Research?

Satrosphere Science Centre
Constitution Street, AB24 5TU
7.30pm-8.30pm
Admission FREE, booking required
Ages 12+

EXPLORATHON is all about research and researchers…but who decides what is research, what is in and what is out? Come and join the debate!

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Bright Club

Café Drummond
Belmont Street, AB10 1RJ
8.30pm-9.30pm
Admission £6/ £4 concession, booking required
Ages 18+

With a European twist Bright Club is back with a night of comedy!

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EXPLORATHON Ceilidh

Café Drummond
Belmont Street, AB10 1JR
10pm-late
Admission £4, booking required
Ages 18+

Finish off EXPLORATHON with this science ceilidh and a chance to compete against dancers in Glasgow and Edinburgh…which will be the most energetic city?

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