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Snow Day in September in ASCUS Lab

The first Saturday in September was an early ‘snow day’ in ASCUS Lab, in true ASCUS style. In the first workshop of its kind, Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data, we aimed to shift the perspective on snow. We welcomed twelve artists and designers, snow scientists Prof Richard Essery and Dr. Cecile Menard from the University of Edinburgh and visual artist …

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BHF Work of Heart Fringe Workshop: Lub Dub: Sense the Beat

ASCUS Art & Science are teaming up with BHF Scotland for 1 day only at this years Edinburgh Fringe 2019. With BHF funded researchers and a visual artist, we are delighted to present ‘Lub Dub: Sense the Beat,  a FREE workshop as part of  BHF series, ‘Work of Heart.’ We’re packing up our art-science tools and making over BHF Scotland …

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Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data Artist/Designer Workshop

We present ‘Snow Shift: Reimagining Snow Data’, a creative look at the ‘science’ of snow. Join us for a different kind of ‘snow day’, one where you will spend time immersed in snow science with a visual artist and experts in the field. What does research into snow look like? What are the tools used? In what parts of the …

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Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 2019

Find – Grow – See Microbiology Beginners Course 6.30pm – 9.00pm, Wednesdays, 16th Oct – 13th Nov 2019 Did you know there is more life is in a drop of puddle water or a single gram of soil from your garden than there are people on the whole planet? Join us and get familiar with this universe of hidden creatures …

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Beyond the Naked Eye Microscopy Beginners Course 2019

Beyond the Naked Eye 2020 Microscopy Beginners Course  6.30pm – 9.00pm, Tuesdays, 10th Sept – 8th Oct 2019 Our world is full of things invisible to the human eye. Have you ever tried to see the micropatterns of everyday objects? Do you want to gain the skills and techniques necessary to see colours and details usually invisible to the naked …

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The heArt of Climbing Pop Up with Eden Rock

In June, we climbed, drew to the beat of our hearts, viewed its electricity and much more with thirteen incredible young climbers at ASCUS’s first climbing pop-up workshop held at Eden Rock‘s community climbing arena. In partnership with Eden Rock and funded by the British Heart Foundation Scotland’s Centre for Research Excellence, we had lots of fun sharing our art-science …

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Zoom In-Explore-Reveal: Summer School 2019

Zoom In-Explore-Reveal Microbiology and Microscopy Summer school Mon – Fri, 10am – 1pm & 2 to 6pm, 15th – 19th July 2019 Our world is full of things invisible to the human eye. Have you ever tried to see the micropatterns of everyday objects? Can you imagine how much life is in a drop of puddle water or a single …

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ASCUS + ScotCHEM ⇌ Catalysing Creativity | June 2019

Are you an artist or designer inspired by science imagery or concepts? Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of molecules, materials, and matter guided by Scotland’s next generation of chemistry innovators? Excitingly, ASCUS Art & Science and ScotCHEM, a ‘strategic collaboration of Scotland’s university chemistry departments’ are collaborating on a unique knowledge exchange/networking opportunity for artists and designers …

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Natural / Synthetic / Emergent: Crystallography Workshop

Wednesday 8th May, 10am to 12.30pm, ASCUS Lab In association with RAFT, a tech-art research network based in Edinburgh College of Art, ASCUS Art & Science are hosting a fascinating crystallography workshop in ASCUS Lab next week. Students from the University of Edinburgh will create microscopic crystalline compositions and gain insight into the natural and synthetic crystals that exist all …

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Metamorphosis | 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival Exhibition

Launch Special Event: Fri 5th April | 6.30 -8.30pm Exhibition Sat 6th April–Sun 19th May (Not Mon & Tues) | 11am–6pm Metamorphosis explores the Anthropocene connecting it to the fashion world, the environment and biotechnology. It explores what the status of us as humans is now after centuries of engineering the environment around us. Co curated by Summerhall Visual Arts …

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