EDINBURGH SCIENCE FESTIVAL
I Open House at the British Geological Survey British Geological Survey (venue l). loam-4.30pm. Free. See Sat8. I Tours of the Royal Botanic Garden Royal Botanic Garden (venue 43). Tours departs from the Plant House Reception and last one hour. They‘re all free but bookingis advisable as places are limited. Through the Bamboo Curtain-11.3me Enter the rhododendron groves and experience the sheer beauty of SW. China plant life. lna Monastery Garden-12.30pm View the sacred trees which still survive in the villages of China. symbols ofgreat religions of the East. On the Spice Trail-1.30pm Take a journey from Malaya to the Moluccas in search of the truly exotic. bizarre and beautiful. The Highlands of New Guinea—2.30pm Home of exquisite orchids. unusual rhododendrons and Stone Age tribes living in balance with their forest home. Going WalkaboulAcross Australia-3.30pm Explore the land ofBlue Gums. Black-boys and Golden Wattles. The Greatest Forest on Earth—4.30pm The Amazon basin contains one fifth ofthe world‘s ﬂora ranging from the bizarre to the beautiful. Douglas oi the Trees-5.30pm Follow David Douglas‘ trail through the forests of the Pacific North-West. where he found trees even mightier than those from the Amazon basin. I The Science Festival Service St Giles‘ Cathedral (venue 26). 11.30am. I Royal Institute Lecture. Science and the Sound oi Music Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). Noon. Free. How do musical instruments work? How do the sounds affect the human body? Professor Charles Taylor answers these questions and more in his exploration of the world ofmusic. through arts. science and craftmanship. I Science, Technology and Communications. Image Processing and Pattern Recognition University of Edinburgh. Kings Buildings (James Clerk Maxwell Building. Lecture Theatre A). 2-5pm. Free. Session ofshort talks. exhibitions and demonstrations. including an opportunity to try out computer enhancement of pictures from satellites. Also displays on speed-of—light optical processing, techniques for modifying optical images as rapidly as the light can travel. I Bats Underground Royal Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre (venue 43). 3pm. Admission to lecture £1 (50p). I Bat Workshop Royal Botanic Garden. Plant Exhibition Hall (venue 43). 4pm. I Scotland's Landscape Royal Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre (venue 43). 7.30pm. Lecture given by well-known photographer and publisher Colin Baxter. Admission to lecture £1 (50p). I British Association Lectures. Human Emotions: Communications with Ourselves and with Others Royal Museum ofScotland (venue 23). 7.30—9.30pm. Free. Psychologist Keith Oatley asks whether intelligent beings — human. alien or robot — need ‘emotions‘ to communicate effectively. I Festival Club Bristo Square (venue 8). 8pm—1 1.30pm. Cabaret and Magic with the Alternative Entertainments Company. £2 (or £10 for ten-day Festival Club Pass).
I Science Book Fair: Applications of Genetic Engineering Heriot-Watt University. Albert Thomas Hall (venue 1 1). Noon—7pm. See Bookfair panel.
I Discovery Dome (British Telecom) Royal Botanic Garden (venue 43). Until 12 Apr. 9.30am—6.30pm. £1 .50; Child £1; Family £4. See Fri 7.
I Edinburgh Science Walits From Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). Daily until 12 Apr. Walks start out at 1pm and 2.30pm and last approx 11/: hours. £2. See Fri 7.
I Design ior Success Perth Room. Carlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. Edinburgh. 9am—4pm. Free. This one day
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Energy, in the term oi visible light, arrives irom the sun and passes through the atmosphere to the Earth's suriace. The Earth, warmed by the sunlight, gives oii energy not as light but as heat which is radiated back towards the atmosphere. Much oi this heat passes right through the atmosphere and into space to be lost for ever. Some oi the heat, however, is absorbed by the gases in the atmosphere which become warm.
In recent years the composition oi the
atmosphere has changed as a result oi human activity and there is now, amongst a number oi other gases, more carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides and chloroilurocarbons (CFCs). These gases are particularly good at absorbing the heat radiation as it trys to leave the Earth. By doing so they reduce the amount oi heat escaping trom the Earth’s surface, through the atmosphere and into space. The overall result is that the World warms up. The effect on our weather and on sea levels ls uncertain but the predictions are worrying.
public conference is organised by the Design Council. For details contact the Design Council on ()41 221 6121.
I Open Day Demonstrations Scottish Human Computer Interface (llCl ) Centre (venue 28). 9am—6pm. Free. Use computers. specifically designed to be easy for absolutely anybody. regardless of experience. to take a tour ofGlasgow, stopping on the way to find out more about the sights. Qr test your writing skills against a spelling. grammar and sexist language corrector. Also displays ofthe latest computer graphics.
I Meeting oi Organic Residues Research Group (ORHG) University ofEdinburgh (Dept of Archaeology) (venue 42). Two-day event. see also Tue 1 1. 9.30am for 10am. £3 per day; £5 for both days. ORRG is a national group of archeological scientists who make use of organic remains in archeology. For more information contact Dr B. Moffat on ()31 228 4756.
I lniormation Technology and Disability Queen Margaret College (venue 21). Until 12 Apr. 10am—8pm. Free. See Exhibitions listing for details.
I Chinese Calligrapher and Artist atWorit Netherbow Centre. Royal Mile. 10.30am onwards. Both are from Edinburgh's Chinese twin city Xi'an.
I British Assocation Lecture. Nursing: The Exclusion oi Women lrom Science Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). 10.30am. Free. Dr Eva Garmarnikow tackles the thorny issue of the long history of discrimination against women in science by looking at the exclusion ofwomen nurses front the profession ofanaesthesia‘.‘ I Science Education — Hands On orHands 0" Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). l2.30—4.45pm. Free. With the shortfall in the number of young people taking an interest in science and engineering reaching crisis level. this one day meeting looks at the role education has to play in encouraging people back to science. Program: Chairman '5 Welcome
12.30. Education and Industry 12.45pm. ()pen Science 1 pm. Packaging Interactive Science and Technology: How to Take Experience Back to the Classroom
1 .30pm. Sciencefrom the Skies 2pm. Hands-on Experience of Toys 3pm.
X periment.’ . . . Novel Developments in a Manchester Warehouse 3.30pm. Discovering Science Through Participatory Exhibits 4pm. For details contact the Science Festival on 031 228 4756.
I Pollen- Friend or Foe? Royal Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre (venue 43). 3.30pm. Admission to lecture £1 (50p).
I Human Computer Interaction and the Community Scottish HCl Centre (venue 28). 6pm. Free. Public forum to discuss computers and the part they play in our community.
I Deerand Land Use in Scotlanthoyal Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre (venue 43). 7pm. Admission to 1ecture£1 (50p). I Technology in Communication: A Help ora Hindrance? Royal College of Physicians (venue 22). 7.30—9.30am. Free. Organised by Edinburgh Women's Science Forum. Three women. active in the field of artificial intelligence. present their views on some of the issues arrising when technology is applied to human communication.
I The Acoustic Armoury oi the Classically Trained Singer Queen Margret College (venue 21). 7.30pm. Tickets free from Colin Watson. Dept of Speech Therapy. Queen Margret College. 031 33981 1 1. A showing of the classic ‘The Vibrating Larynx'. followed by a talk on the latest acoustical techniques employed by the classical singer, with demonstrations from bass baritone Lewis Allan.
I Festival Club Bristo Square (venue 8). 8pm-midnight. Jazz Night with the Criterion Jazz Band. £2 (or£10forten-day Festival Club Pass).
I Science Book Fair: Education Heriot-Watt University. Albert Thomas Hall (venue 11). Noon—9pm. See Bookfair panel
I Discovery Dome (British Telecom) Royal Botanic Garden (venue 43). Until 12 Apr. 9.30am—6.30pm. £1 .50: Child £1; Family £4. See Fri 7.
I Meeting of Organic Residues Research Group University of Edinburgh (Dept of Archaeology) (venue 42). Second day of two day event. see Mon 10. 9.30am for 10am. £3.
I Edinburgh Science Wallis From Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). Daily until 12 Apr. Walks start out at 1pm and 2.30pm and last approx 1V2 hours. £2. See Fri 7.
I lniormation Technology and DisabilityQueen Margaret College (venue 21). 10am—8pm. Free. Exhibition covering many aspects of technology in health care and disability. See Exhibition listings.
I Compugraphex Exhibition University of Edinburgh. Appleton Tower (venue
37). 10am—5pm.Free.See Exhibitions listings.
I From the Mountain to the Garden Royal Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre (venue 43). 7.30pm. Admission to lecture£1 (50p).
I From Call to Seli— Communication oi Choice Queen Margaret College (Lecture Theatre B) (venue 21). 2pm. Admission by programme available from Edinburgh Brook Advisory Centre. 2 Lower Gilmore Place. Edinburgh EH3 9NY.031229 3596. Numerous speakers talk about a range of problems presented to the Edinburgh Brook Advisory Centre including. Patient Communication. Clinical Genetic Problems and Male Infertility.
I Greening the CityRoyai Botanic Garden. Lecture Theatre (venue 43). 3pm. £1 (50p).
I The Public Impact oi Hew Broadcasting Technology University of Edinburgh, New Senate Hall (venue 40). 6pm. Free. An open forum examining the potential effects of new broadcasting techniques. such as cable and satellite. on our everyday lives. Contributions from Sir Alan Peacock. author of the ‘Peacock Report‘ on the future ofbroadcasting.
I Science, Technology and Communications. Computers, Communication and Parallel Supercomputing University of Edinburgh. Kings Buildings (James Clerk Maxwell Building. Lecture Theatre A) (venue 40). 6.30-9.30pm. Free. Edinburgh is home
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