From Robots to Incredible Inks: Big Bang Fun Day

A family event packed with hands-on science activities and workshops relating to everything from robots and ink to ice-cold temperatures will take place at Dundee International Sports Centre (DISC) this weekend.

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The free event, which will run from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 8 November 2014, marks the second weekend of Dundee Science Festival, which continues until Sunday 16 November 2014. With a new ‘personality’, the festival will host a staggering 112 events this year, twice as many as last year.

A huge array of activities and demos will be on offer, with visitors being urged to explore how cold is really cold, as well as incredible inks and how to love your robot safely! There will also be the chance to build the biggest atom you can, make and take home colourful lava lamps and take part in a range of hands-on activities involving fruit juice indicators, everyday acids, fossils and feely bags!

The event will be held at DISC, Mains Loan, Dundee, DD4 7AA – booking is not required.

During Dundee Science Festival, audiences will have the chance to explore everything from the world of forensic science to the wonders of the night sky. Meanwhile, families can try their hand at making bat boxes in Dundee’s Baxter Park, building brush robots in the Wellgate Shopping Centre and getting fully immersed in science fun at free family days at Dundee Science Centre. The festival will also fuse science with food, music and art, with an opportunity to enjoy wine-tasting and dine out in a completely darkened restaurant, or enjoy some ‘Brainsex’, with an irreverent combination of comedy, video, songs, game shows and experiments.

An array of exhibitions have also been lined up, exploring everything from dinosaurs and animations to brains and beauty, available to view at venues across the city from Centrespace, Visual Research Centre and the University of Dundee to Roseangle Arts Café Gallery.

As well as taking place in over 20 different venues throughout Dundee, festival events will branch out well beyond the city centre, with the science behind the perfect brew being held in the stunning Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, with ‘Around the world in 80 teas’.

Dundee Science Festival is supported by the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council, University of Dundee, Homecoming Scotland and EventScotland.    Other supporters include Skills Development Scotland, The Gannochy Trust and Royal Society of Chemistry.

For more information on Dundee Science Festival, and to book events, visit www.dundeesciencefestival.org, email dundeesciencefestival@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk or telephone  01382 228800.

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