Lyell Centre

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We are delighted to be opening the doors to the Lyell Centre, as part of Edinburgh Doors Open Day. The Lyell Centre is the new home of the British Geological Survey, working together with Heriot-Watt University scientists and engineers in one of Europe's leading centres for research and expertise in the earth and marine sciences.

Come along and find out about the ground breaking research, exploring the world from the deep oceans to energy and earth resources. As part of the Heriot-Watt Year of Robotics, you can also see our underwater robots, and explore how robots from the Robotarium will be helping change society.

There will be activities for all ages, and a chance to find out about the research of both Heriot-Watt and the British Geological Survey (BGS). The BGS marine operations workshop is home to our sub-sea rock drills and the White Ribbon catamaran that is used to survey shallow water depths. To move these large equipment around, there are large yellow ceiling cranes that can move the width and breath of the warehouse.

From the enormous underwater vehicles that explore the deep oceans, to the tiny creatures we can only see with microscopes, come along to be inspired and amazed!

Confirmed activities so far include: 

  • Marine Touch Tanks
  • Smartphone Microscopes
  • Underwater Robots
  • The Assisted-Living Lab
  • Pop Science
  • Frying brains while eating sushi
  • How we clean oil spills
  • Hands-on Ocean Acidificiation
  • Hamilton the Hilltop Robot

and more.....

Entry is free, and there is free parking in car park A. 


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