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Summer Season at the Mills

For the Summer Season at the Mills Observatory, Outer Space I Inner Space will be hosting the Giant Worm and Wednesday Wonders.

The Giant Worm

Don’t worry if you missed the Giant Worm over the Winter Season. It is back for select Wednesdays in May (17th & 31st) and June (14th & 28th).

Wednesday Wonders

Drop-in and meet scientists and find out about the amazing research work taking place at the University. Get involved with science experiments and discover the tools scientists use to help them learn more about the wonders of the world!

These will take place from 1pm – 3pm on:

13th July: Discover the Biomedical Research in Dundee (in collaboration with the School of Medicine)
The Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences will show you some of the work that they do in Dundee.

26th July: Microscope Marvels
Our microscope experts will show you how to use microscopes to uncover the marvels of the miniature world. Not only will you get to use a microscope yourself but you can also help build one out of Lego!

9th August: The Wonders Above Us (led by the School of Science and Engineering)
Join scientists based in the School of Science and Engineering to learn about the sun and watch previous shows by the OSIS team.

FREE. No need to book, just drop in!

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 in Life Sciences, Computing, Physics, Mathematics, Medicine and Astronomy.

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.