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Upcoming Events

The Eagle Movie

The Eagle

October 20 @ 18:0021:00

Burke and Hare: Medical Murderers

October 20 @ 19:0021:00

Dinos and Rocks Gala day

October 21 @ 11:0015:00

The 5 Springfield Senses

October 21 @ 13:0015:00

Pond Dipping

October 22 @ 13:0016:00

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The Eagle

Go back to Roman times with the film screening of The Eagle  –  and follow the archaeological search along Hadrian’s Wall and the Highlands Afterwards there will be an expert or two on hand to discuss the the science of archaeological digs and remains and to answer any other similar themed questions you may have……

Burke and Hare: Medical Murderers

Join us to unearth the tale behind Edinburgh’s most infamous serial killers with Janet Philp, author of recently published, “Burke – Now and Then”. Her retelling of the Burke and Hare story is from the viewpoint of Burke’s skeleton as it hangs in the anatomical museum at the University of Edinburgh.  

Eyes in the Sky

See our planet like you’ve never seen it before. Come to see the exhibition of posters describing the Sentinel Satellites – a group of advanced Earth observation instruments – one of the worlds largest observation programmes! This exhibition will showcase the various aspects of the program with an array of different types of satellite images…

Nature and Science Trail

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie to discover some super nature facts under a canopy of autumn colour. Pick up a trail pack from Vogrie House, and then go explore!

Dinos and Rocks Gala day

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure at Loanhead Library. Dig for dinosaur bones, plant and take home your very own Jurassic Fern, make life sized dinosaur footprints and also meet Mr Fossil and his vast collecting on real fossils. Create your own mini demonstrations of global processes such as plate tectonics and erosion and discover…

The 5 Springfield Senses

Join the ranger service to experience the sights, smells, tastes, feelings and sounds of the Mill. We’ll have 5 activities to tickle your senses so come along on a little adventure where each stop along the way will stimulate your senses.

Pond Dipping

We have all the equipment you need to explore the best spot at Vogrie to view nature at work in the underwater world. Bring your wellies along and get ready to splash in the water to find some slimy creatures and maybe even a frog or two!

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Midlothian Science Festival
October 20th, 2017 at 2:33am
DINO AND ROCKS DAY ... Get ready for a prehistoric adventure at Loanhead Library this Saturday 21 Oct, 11am - 3pm. Dig for dinosaur bones Create a model earth Plant a Jurassic fern Create your own dinosaur footprints Make a chocolate rock Meet Mr Fossil and his amazing, well, fossils ...And lots more too The last event of the 2017 festival - and its going to be ROARSOME!
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Midlothian Science Festival
October 19th, 2017 at 4:34am
You’re invited to a world of science fun and wonder. drop-in Friday 20th from 1pm - 4pm to ask questions like how does your brain work? How do light and sound waves travel? What is a super computer? How does 3D printing work? How do we fight disease? All this and more will be explored and answered throughout the day. And sssshhhh... don't tell anyone, but we will also show you how to write secret messages using science! http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/mayfield-science-gala-day/
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Midlothian Science Festival
October 18th, 2017 at 1:07pm
Even more science....
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Midlothian Science Festival
October 18th, 2017 at 4:30am
Come along to Lasswade library on Thursday 19th from 6pm - 8:30pm to find out all about the Science of Zombies. Including zombie face and body painting, jelly brain dissections, a zombie parade and the film screening of "Warm Bodies" (12A) Dress code: Zombie! Film synopsis: After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world. http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/zombiology-night/
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Midlothian Science Festival
October 17th, 2017 at 5:34am
Gala Day at Dalkeith Library (FREE) - Wednesday 18 Oct, 11am - 3pm Join us for some mind-boggling and mind-blowing science! Explore how we see colour, discover how sound and light waves travel, and find out about super computers too... ...You can also get creative with lego to build a renewable city, or make you own wind turbines and write secret messages using science! pop in any time between 11am - 3pm http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/dalkeith-science-gala-day/
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Midlothian Science Festival
October 16th, 2017 at 4:37am
Come along on Tuesday 17th and experience the robotic world of the future as part of Heriot-Watt University's year of robotics 2017. From 4pm - 7:30pm you can interact with our super cute robots in their own petting zoo. Help us create a humanoid robot, from individual plastic pieces to the moving robot. You can also dive into an immersive world using the latest in virtual reality technology and experience some amazing sights and sounds! http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/the-robots-are-coming/
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Midlothian Science Festival
October 15th, 2017 at 2:48pm
Science comes alive! Are you in these photos?
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