These are two of the photographs from the exhibition that will be on show in the community libraries at Breadalbane, North Inch and Strathearn Community Campuses.



30 January to 3 February - Breadalbane Community Library
6 to 10 February - North Inch Community Library
13 to 26 February - Strathearn Community Library

​Admission - Free

Family Film Night  - Star Wars - The Force Awakens

The first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, Rogue One is set immediately before the events of A New Hope. The story follows Jyn Erso, daughter of the unwilling designer of the Galactic Empire's superweapon the Death Star, and her mission to retrieve the schematics so it can be destroyed.



Friday 17 February 2017 - 13:15 at The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

How can we use modern analytical techniques to unveil the nature of historical artefacts?
The University of Glasgow team will demonstrate how to authenticate a Burn’s manuscript; discuss the Turkey-Red dyeing process and give an insight into art crime and trafficking.


Tuesday 21st February  – 19:30 – 21:00 – Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN


Free Entry

Fake or Fortune? - Searching for the Truth

To Infinity and Beyond 

CRIEFF MOLECULE HUNT

Professor Martin Hendry, Professor of Astrophysics, The University of Glasgow. 

Since 1977 generations of moviegoers have marvelled at the Star Wars universe. But how much real science is up there on the big screen? Could we ever travel to other planets, crossing the vast distances between star systems using shortcuts through hyperspace? What kinds of alien worlds might exist in our Universe, and could they bear life forms that resemble the alien creatures found in Star Wars? Could a Jedi Knight really fight with a light sabre? Could the Death Star really blow up a planet? In this talk, University of Glasgow astrophysicist and life-long Star Wars fan Professor Martin Hendry explores the science of Star Wars. Come along and feel the force!


Friday 24th February  – 19:30 – 21:00 Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN

 Free Entry


Call Today: 01764670751

This is a display of the finalists for the Royal Society of Biology's "Photographer of the Year Competition 2016”
The theme for the competition was “Biology: from Big to Small”

A fun packed day organised by the staff at Strathearn Community Campus with ​Library Activities, Multisports with Live Active Leisure, Craft Session and Movie Time, with a screening of a Disney's "Flubber".


Entry Fee £5.00 per child (booking essential). Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult


Wednesday 15 February 2017  - 10:00 - 15:00 - Strathearn Community Campus Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN

Rogue One - A STAR WARS Story

​​​​​​​​ROYAL SOCIETY OF BIOLOGY - Exhibition of photographs

Let’s raise a glass or three to some Scottish scientists, engineers and innovators that should be better known. 

Join the team from J. L. Gill Ltd. in exploring some of the Country’s best and unique whiskies and learning about some of the unsung heroes of Scotland’s scientific heritage.


Saturday 25th February - 19:30 to late – Strathearn Artspace, Comrie Street, Crieff. PH7 4AP


Ticket Price £15.00. 

Tickets available from J. L. Gill, 26 West High Street, Crieff. 

Community Programme 

​Colour - the science behind the sense


"The Martian" -  screening and discussion 

You’ll never trust your eyes again after you’ve seen Dr Ben Craven use his favourite colour experiments to explore the world of colour vision. Find out how to make a black thing look white, how two lights can be the same but different at the same time…and why we are all colour blind.


Monday 20 February 2017 - 19:30 - 21:00 - Strathearn Community Campus,  Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN


Free Entry



The Blue Flax Tearoom has a range of maths and logic  puzzles for you solve while enjoying a cup of tea.

Drop in and test your skills


Fighting Bulls by Robert Sommer 

Pictured: Elk Bulls

 

“On a hike above the Bow River in the Banff National Park, I discovered two huge elk-bulls in the middle of the river. They then proceeded to fight in front of the Rocky Mountains – one of the most spectacular scenes I could imagine! The Elk Bulls are enormous and dangerous during heat, but they seem so small and fragile in their environment, especially in front of this fantastic mountain range.”

 

Taken: Bow River, Banff National Park, Canada


​This photograph was the competition winner

The Science of Star Wars

Image courtesy of Glasgow Polyomics

Donald Smith


We all have some feeling for what 'infinity' means and it is a word that is used in everyday language, but can it be defined?  Does it behave like a number?  Can you get more than infinity?  In this talk we shall explore some of the strange things that can happen with infinity, sympathise with a hard-pressed porter in an impressively big hotel, and meet infinity’s big brother!


Thursday 23rd February  – 19:30 – 21:00 Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN


​Free Entry

“Ah’ll drink tae that!” – Enjoy a dram with a “Twist of Scientific History”.

The first film in the Star Wars Anthology series, Rogue One is set immediately before the events of A New Hope. The story follows Jyn Erso, daughter of the unwilling designer of the Galactic Empire's superweapon the Death Star, and her mission to retrieve the schematics so it can be destroyed.



​Friday 24 February 2017 - 17:30 at The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

SCIENCE CAFE

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker.  Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. 


Wednesday  22nd February 2017  - 18:30pm  - Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN


Tickets are available in advance from reception and on the night (subject to availability) - ​Tickets are £2.50  (introductory price) 


All children must be accompanied by an adult. 



A science themed  Fun Day 

Rogue One - A STAR WARS Story

 Join the Crieff Film and Book Club for a screening of “The Martian” a 2015 American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel The Martian. Matt Damon stars as an astronaut who is mistakenly presumed dead and left behind on Mars. The film depicts his struggle to survive and others' efforts to rescue him.
The screening will be followed by a review of the film and book.


Tuesday 21 February 2017 - 19:00Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN

Astronomers using the infrared Herschel Space Observatory have discovered that this suspected ring of gas at the centre of our Milky Way is warped for reasons they cannot explain. It appears to be in the shape of the infinity symbol.
Image by courtesy of SPACE.com. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Join the teams from Glasgow Polyomics, the University of Glasgow and J.L.Gill to sample a selection of unique gins, learn about the science behind the flavours and what dictates your personal preference. Get an insight into the gin culture of past societies with links to present day research.

Wednesday 22nd February – 19:30 – 22:00 - Strathearn Community Campus, Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN

Ticket Price £15.00.               Tickets available from J. L. Gill, 26 West High Street, Crieff. 

The Autumn's Beauty by Amitava Chandra




 Pictured: The grass-cutters are collecting the dry-stalks which will earn for them some quick money along with some savings as alternate fuel. 


“This unique white grass, a gift from nature to enhance the beauty of autumn, is colloquially called kash. For a short period during autumn it erupts in abundance without any cultivation or help from man.” 

Taken: Kolaghat area in West-Bengal

“The Human GINome Project”



A number of local businesses have models of chemical structures on display in their windows.
These models relate to chemicals associated with their business. 
Your task is to locate and identify the molecules. 

The molecule hunt will run from 30 January to 26 February

Collect an entry form from one of the participating businesses. Hand the completed entry form in at J. L. Gill, 26 West High Street, Crieff or to Sandy Smith at the molecule building stand at the "Science Fun Factory".
There is a prize for the first correctly completed entry drawn in a prize draw at the "Science Fun Factory" on Sunday 26 February.