University of Dundee

The Giant Worm Family Event at the Mills Observatory

Event Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event Location: 
The Mills Observatory, Dundee

A new winter season at Mills Observatory will begin with an interactive project demonstrating how the ‘C. elegans’, a minuscule worm that lives in your compost, helps world-leading research carried out at the University of Dundee.

The installation is the next project from Outer Space | Inner Space, an interdisciplinary collaboration using research technology to make scientific research accessible to everyone. It is a science communication venture funded by the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression (GRE) at the University by a Strategic Grant from the Wellcome Trust and hosted by Leisure & Culture Dundee at Mills Observatory.

A special launch event taking place on Sunday, 4th December from 2 – 4pm will allow visitors to see the ‘Giant Worm’ but also meet with scientists, take part in some Christmas science themed craft activities and see the actual worms. The Giant Worm will be available to view in the Observatory’s Planetarium during public opening hours from this Sunday until Friday, 31st March 2017, except when the space is in use for Planetarium Shows or Workshops.

Admission is free and there is no need to book in advance.