Reminder: Elements science fair this weekend

Darth Vader and Stormtroopers from Star Wars' 501st Legion will be among the visitors to an Elements science fair at Rothesay Pavilion on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
Darth Vader and Stormtroopers from Star Wars' 501st Legion will be among the visitors to an Elements science fair at Rothesay Pavilion on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Scary science, Star Wars and the awesome power of nature are on the menu in Rothesay this weekend as the team behind the Elements science fair makes a welcome return to Bute.

Almost two years since the first Elements event was held at the Pavilion, and after a tour of Scotland visiting more than 20 venues and reaching more than 17,000 ‘citizen scientists’, the same building will once again host a fascinating series of scientific - and science-fiction - attractions this Sunday, September 14.

Organised by the Bute Astronomical Club with funding from the Scottish Government’s ‘Talking Science’ initiative, this Sunday’s event will feature plenty of exciting science facts and hands-on fun for all ages.

Included in the long list of attractions are not one but two planetariums, Science of the Circus, a hair-raising experience from Elements’ own mad scientists, the scary life of eggs, interactive fun with the Sci-Fun team from Edinburgh University.

* The fair runs from 11am to 4pm, and entry is £3 per adult, £2 per child, and £1 for a child on presentation of a voucher. Vouchers can be downloaded from Bute Astronomical Club’s website.