Doors Open Day
Doors Open Day will take place virtually this September.
Via the comfort of your home, you will be able to explore research spaces and undertake 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 Nobel Prize winner 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
escape from the physics labs and save the planet!
Using the link below, select ‘Enter the King’s Buildings Virtual Tour’ then make your way to the James Clerk Maxwell Building. You can also expand the heading links and explore the activities there.
At the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, you can:
attend a planetarium show
listen to astronomy talks
go on an online tour of the ROE site learn about inclusive astronomy
(events are free, but you will need to book a ticket for some activities)
If you are interested in learning about the other science and engineering activities which take place at the King’s Building campus, you will get the chance to check these out too via the King's Buildings link above!