For one weekend only (24th and 25th October), come and join local climate scientists at the Royal Botanic Garden to discover the science of climate change through drop-in activities and performances.
The event is an opportunity for the public to engage in a relaxed environment with researchers that work with state of the art equipment to measure the greenhouse gases which affect our climate. Learn about the basics of climate science or ask about the work carried out in the UK near you. Take part in indoor activities and exhibits (10:00 to 17:00) or experience the role of a ‘mission scientist’ in our twice daily, hour long educational performance acting out a research flight over the Arctic (13:30 and 15:00).
Expert climate scientists and PhD students from local institutions will answer any questions about climate change and the natural and man-made processes that generate them. See gases produced in real time using our portable infra-red laser analyser or bring the kids to learn about science the fun way from our children’s activities. This is also an opportunity for enthusiastic high school leaver’s interested in future careers in climate science to ask about degree courses before they take the plunge into higher education.
The free event accommodates drop in visitors with no booking required. The event will be held at the Real Life Science Studio at the John Hope Gateway in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. All ages are welcome, although the majority of the exhibit is aimed at a younger audience, ages 12 and above.
- Date:: Saturday and Sunday, 24th and 25th October 2015
- Drop-in activities: from 10am to 5pm
- Shows: 1:30pm and 3:00pm (ca 1 hour)
- Venue: John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Place (How to find the RGBE)
- Event details on the website of the Royal Botanic Garden
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The event is organised by members of the GAUGE project at the School of GeoScience, University of Edinburgh, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) Edinburgh; with support from the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), and the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (WACL), University of York.