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Give your brain cells a workout - a straight up pub quiz with the odd serious, humorous and at times tenuous science questions thrown in for good measure
Join Matjaz Vidmar, Space innovation researcher, and Pippa Goldschmidt, an acclaimed science fiction author, to debate the future of human activity beyond the Earth An hour of literary drama, comedy and discussion with the audience, the pair will be exploring big questions such as: Who does outer space belong to? Are humans its only intelligent tenants/owner-occupiers? Will colonising space soon become our business-as-usual? and should we be doing it at all?
Roll Up, Roll Up and prepare for some mind-boggling and mind-blowing science! Explore how we see colour, discover how holograms work and make your very own blueprint using UV light. Also, help save the planet and build a renewable city, make a mini wind-turbine and see how right here in Midlothian we convert “trash to gas”.
Ever wondered how you can see so many colours? This demo-rich talk will introduce you to the science behind colour vision. Suitable for over 12yrs and adults. (not for young children)
Expect bangs, flames and foam in a classic show of exciting experiments and have fun with Scotland’s "Dangerous Duo"*! Come along and see Paul Murray and Robin Andrews as their vibrant show returns with a bang (or five). There might even be a song... (*note: only their singing is dangerous)
How do expanding towns and increasing traffic affect birds? What does a stressed bird look like? Join researchers from the University of Edinburgh to observe and track birds as they communicate with each other and hunt for food. Learn how to identify different types of bird and how to spot if a bird is stressed.