UnEarthed brings environmental science to life in Edinburgh
This November, over 7,000 members of the public were immersed into a world of thrilling environmental science presented by the Natural Environment Research Council at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. The free-to-attend event, UnEarthed, attracted large crowds and visitors praised the variety and quality of the interactive exhibits. The science showcase was open for four days between 17th and 20th November, with two days allocated to school groups and two for the general public. Over 30 science teams travelled from all over the country, bringing all kinds of inspiring and hands-on displays to exhibit. Visitors could come face-to-face with aquatic invasive species, take an infra-red selfie, and see how earthquakes are detected.
NCAS set up temporary weather station on Ben Nevis after 113 years without observations
A team from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science scaled the UK's highest mountain this week to install a weather station that will record conditions on the summit for the first time in 113 years.
The expedition is the latest stage of Operation Weather Rescue: Ben Nevis which launched in September 2017 and appealed to the public to help digitise two million 'lost' weather measurements taken by a group of Victorian volunteers known as the 'Weathermen of Ben Nevis' by hand, every hour on the hour, each day of the year, from 1883 to 1904. Since September, over 3,500 volunteers have digitised over 1.25 million weather observations.
Discover the world of environmental science at UnEarthed
Brought to Scotland by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UnEarthed is an interactive showcase offering people of all ages the chance to get closer to the environmental science that shapes their lives, from 17 - 19 November in Edinburgh. More than 100 scientists will be on hand at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, to share their research with the Scottish public, from the fascinating and fun – fossils and dinosaurs, killer shrimp and sea puffins – to the serious business of cleaning up our air, keeping the lights on, defending our homes from natural disasters and understanding the impact of climate change on our coasts, land and animals.