Doors Open Day

General event

Doors Open Day

  • Event time: Starts on 26th September 2020. Runs until 27th September 2020
  • Event dates: 26th September 2020 to 27th September 2020

Event details

Doors Open Day will take place virtually this September instead of the usual on campus event.

You will be able to explore some of our research spaces and undertake some fun activities at the two locations which are the home of physics and astronomy: the James Clerk Maxwell Building and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. 

At the James Clerk Maxwell Building, you can:

  • create a passport for an alien, and learn about our search for life on other planets
  • find out what links physics to the food we eat
  • learn about the work and life of Peter Higgs
  • find out what microbial cities are, and their uses
  • read the interviews from local primary school pupils who met our staff and students

JCMB can be explored via the King's Buildings virtual tour.

At the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, you can:

  • attend a planetarium show
  • listen to astronomy talks
  • learn about inclusive astronomy

You need to book the Royal Observatory Edinburgh events in advance.  Explore the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.

If you are interested in learning about the other science and engineering activities which take place at the King’s Building campus, you can check these out on the virtual tour and the College of Science and Engineering webpage.

About General events

Our General events include one-off events and lectures that are hosted by, or are of relevance to, the School of Physics and Astronomy..

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