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Science Alive Gala Day

October 7 @ 11:0015:30
Lasswade Centre

A day exploring the totally amazing life sciences. Experience our science tattoos, try out our fully animated 3D anatomy t-shirts which will teleport you inside the body, build your own good bacteria from felt and polystyrene and discover how your remarkable body fights diseases and repairs itself, along with using some high tech microscopes to delve into a world unseen by the naked eye! There will be plenty of hand-on activities throughout the day, including X-ray body painting too.

Wild Science

October 8 @ 11:0015:00
Vogrie Country Park

A day of scientific adventures awaits at Vogrie Country Park. Connect with nature, explore the elements and release your wild side! Out in the park, complete our scavenger hunt, become a red squirrel detective, search for fossils or try your hand at pond dipping. Under canvas there will be lots of science demonstrations, crafts and activities, and maybe some slimy or furry friends to meet too! You can grab some tips about how to build a better relationship with your…

Hidden Figures

October 13 @ 19:0021:30
Temple Village Hall

Hidden Figures is a powerful, gripping drama about African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Learn about the crucial role these women played, overcoming difficulties presented by the attitudes of others to send the first American astronauts into space. Followed by a discussion on the history of space exploration. adults £6, children £3

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

October 14 @ 12:0016:00

Visit the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus and see behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Meet our scientists and vets, hear about their work, take a tour of our buildings and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for all ages. Both The Roslin Institute Building and the Veterinary Teaching Building will be open to visitors, so allow plenty of time to see and do everything! Dolly’s café at The Roslin…

Colour Run (2K)

October 15 @ 11:00
Newbattle High School

Walk, jog, skip or run through various colour blast stations whilst getting your heart pumping!

With help from Vogrie Parkrun and Lasswade Athletics Club.

What better way to start your Sunday!

Dark Skies and Bright Stars

October 15 @ 19:0021:00
The Secret Herb Garden

Get ready for an evening of stargazing, astro-photography and some actual space science. Apart from having a look through a telescope and getting a crash-course in spotting the brightest stars and constellations, we will also have other hands-on demos and activities. And if those naughty clouds try to stop us, we will use state of the art free software to re-create the night skies in-doors. Make sure you wrap up warm!  

Build a Biscuit City

October 16 @ 11:3012:30
Penicuik Library

Biscuiteering - the art of building using biscuits and jam as your bricks and mortar! Do the best dunkers make the best structures? Come along and get building...

Sheep to Shoulder

October 16 @ 12:0015:00
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Daily until Fri October 20, 2017
Rosslyn Chapel

Spin wool from fleece and braid cords from wool. Get hands-on, in this drop-in activity, learning and using the medieval processes involved in making wool. Drop-in session are running all week Mon 16 - Fri 20 October, between 12pm - 3pm Drop-in activity is included in daily Chapel ticket.

rockets & children

Science Gala Day: Lets Rocket to space

October 16 @ 13:0016:00
Newtongrange Library

Blast off and explore outer space from the comfort of Newtongrange library, build and launch your own rocket, try your hand at infra-red photography, create a star map and test it out during a virtual planetarium show or plan an Astrobiology mission – to discover if there is life beyond Earth! It’s sure to be out of this world!

Choc Full of Physics

October 16 @ 15:0016:30

Discover how physics affects the way chocolate looks, feels and tastes... ..And yes, there will be chocolate tasting too!  

Spices of the Middle Ages

October 16 @ 19:0021:00
Rosslyn Chapel

Join Dr Brian Moffat for a fascinating exploration of exotic plants from Ancient Edinburgh and be surprised by their old uses in food, drink and medicine.  

Science in the Saddle

October 17 @ 10:0016:00

Please note change of date from printed programme listing! Join researchers from The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies for a day of cycling and science, returning to Easter Bush Campus for teas and a guided campus tour. Please be aware that you must be able to cycle up some steep hills or be able to push your bike uphill. You will need to bring a bike that can be cycled on rough, unsurfaced farm tracks. Please…

Bird Stress in Your Backyard

October 17 @ 10:0011:30
straiton pond

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 local 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.  

Campfire Cooking

October 17 @ 13:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park

Join us in the woods and learn to turn sparks in to flames and fires into cups of tea. And we will be using our best bush craft skills to whistle up the Kelly kettle and toast marshmallows to perfection! Meet at the visitor car park.

All Things Glowing

October 17 @ 14:0016:00
Loanhead Library

Have some fun with fluorescence and black lights! Come along to make your own glow in the dark nightlight and some mini glow bugs.  

The Robots are Coming

October 17 @ 14:0019:30
IKEA Edinburgh

Come along and experience the robotic world of the future as part of Heriot-Watt University's year of robotics 2017. 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!

Digging up the Past

October 17 @ 15:0016:00
Gorebridge Library

See how archaeologists work and get your hands on some genuine viking artefacts!

Whats Brewing, Stewart?

October 17 @ 19:0020:30
Lasswade Library

In keeping with the science-orientated ethos of the festival, Stewart Brewing is hoping to tackle the monstrous subject of science by hosting an educative yet easy-going evening to enlighten you about the chemistry of brewing.

Dalkeith Science Gala Day

October 18 @ 11:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre

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”.

Meet the Cows

October 18 @ 11:0012:30
Langhill Farm

Ever wondered where the milk on your breakfast cereal comes from? Find out on a guided tour of Langhill dairy farm where you can meet our herd of Holstein Friesian cows and find out about the science of dairy farming in the 21st century. Part of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Langhill Farm is a working dairy farm with cows providing fresh milk every day as well as helping to train the vets of tomorrow.…

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