31 October 2016, The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 6pm
This lecture will explore the remarkable science and technology behind the discovery of gravitational waves - widely hailed as one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the century - and highlight the enormous future potential of the emerging new field of gravitational-wave astronomy.
14 November 2016, 7pm, Dumfries High School, Bane Loaning, Marchmount, Dumfries, DG1 1PX
Professor Iain Stewart MBE will deliver the RSE Senior Public Engagement Prize Lecture as part of the RSE @ The Holywood Trust Outreach Programme in Dumfries & Galloway.More Info
17 November 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
This is a joint annual lecture with the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Speaker: Professor Simon Blackburn, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina.
28 November 2016, Royal Society of Edinburgh
Bringing together astronomers from throughout Scotland.
This full-day meeting (09:30-17:15) is particularly relevant to research students and staff working in Scottish universitiesand gives the opportunity for them to meet, discuss research and hear about new developments in the field. Coffee and lunch are included.
28 November 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. But how do these exo-planets form, and why are they so different from those in our own solar system?More Info
30 November 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO, will explore the topic of cultural cleansing - the imperative of protecting cultural heritage and diversity.More Info
12 December 2016, 6pm, The Royal Society of Edinburgh
Speaker - Dr Cairong Jiang, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews is the winner of the RSE/BP Hutton Prize in Energy Innovation 2015.