Physics and Astronomy at the 2018 Doors Open Day

Doors Open Day is an annual opportunity for the public to visit buildings and institutions across Scotland.

Take a guided tour of the School of Physics and Astronomy and go behind the scenes of physics research on Saturday 29 September at the James Clerk Maxwell Building on the King’s Building campus. You will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of hands-on activities alongside staff and students, including having the chance to make and take away your own slime!  Tours include a visit to the anechoid chamber (part of the acoustics group), a bio-physics lab (studying the life, death and motion of bacterias) and a rheo-imaging lab (looking at unusually behaving mixtures). There is also the opportunity to visit activities delivered by other Schools based on the King's Building campus.

On Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September, you will have the chance to talk to astronomers from the Institute for Astronomy about their work on galaxy evolution, planet formation and computer simulations of the Universe. There will be talks, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Relax on the sofa in the astronomers’ corner while discussing the big questions of the Universe and get an insight into the working life of an observatory. These events take place at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.