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Outer Space I Inner Space


Wednesday Wonders

Summer Season at the Mills

Wed 11 July & Wed 9 August, 1-3pm
FREE. No need to book, just drop in.

Drop in and get involved with science experiments and discover the tools scientists use when they learn more about the wonders of the world! Meet scientists and find out about the amazing research work taking place at the University of Dundee.

Wednesday 11 July – The Sun

This first of two Wednesday Wonders this summer is all about our sun. There will be activities for all ages, from building your own sun dial, experiment with magnetic fields to finding out more on how sun cream protects our skin. Members of the Dundee Astronomical Society will be on the balcony with solar scopes for safe exploration of our sun. Meet the scientists from Dundee, Dr Alexander Russell, whose research is looking into the Sun and the Earth’s magnetosphere. More information on Alex’s research here:

Wednesday 8 August – The Planets

The Wednesday Wonders event is all about planets. Build your own planet in our hands-on activity or even place it in the right orbit around the sun using the interactive computer software on our giant planetarium screen. Meet the scientists from Dundee University, Dr Aurora Sicilia Aguilar, whose research is all about the formation of stars and planets. More information on Aurora’s research here:

Summer Programme for Leisure and Culture Dundee. Click here.

If you would like to book a group visit and meet with one of our scientists, please contact Schools Outreach Officer on or +44 (0)1382 386 460.


Outer Space-Inner Space

Outer Space | Inner Space at the Mills Observatory

Outer Space | Inner Space (OSIS) is a science communication venture created and led by the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression. OSIS is an adaptable immersive space at the iconic Mills Observatory, supported by an interactive, science outreach programme to promote cutting-edge research from the University of Dundee.

OSIS at the Mills

Sharing Science Archive

Sharing Science Archive

The Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression has always been at the forefront of engaging the public in scientific research. The centre continues to lead the way in providing new and innovative ways to deliver engagement and reach wider audiences.

Our public engagement projects aspire to create a culture of knowledge-sharing and communication by accessing the widest possible audience through a variety of technological and visual media, ensuring that the understanding of science is delivered in novel and stimulating ways.

To learn about our previous projects, please visit our Sharing Science Archive.