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Upcoming Events

Rocks: A Record of a Swampy Past

October 7 @ 10:0012:00

Science Alive Gala Day

October 7 @ 11:0015:30

Dark Skies and Bright Stars

October 7 @ 19:0021:00

Walkie Talkies: Dog Walk

October 8 @ 10:3012:00

Wild Science

October 8 @ 11:0015:00

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Rocks: A Record of a Swampy Past

A scenic walk in Roslin Glen to see the record in the rocks of Scotland’s past as a warm and humid swamp, with Dr Mark Wilkinson of the University of Edinburgh.  

Science Alive Gala Day

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…

Dark Skies and Bright Stars

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…

Walkie Talkies: Dog Walk

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you and your canine companion can join a walk dedicated to exploring the science behind dog behaviour, health and welfare. Join scientists and behaviour experts from The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to find out about our work with…

Wild Science

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…

Geocaching: Worlds Largest Treasure Hunt

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Using a GPS enabled device (even your smartphone will do!) Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location. Discover the world of geocaching with help from our geocaching friends in Midlothian. Find…

Pub Quiz

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  

The Perfect Cream Tea

How does science affect how we make scones, cream and jam?  Can the perfect cream tea teach us about soft matter physics? Tickle your taste buds with the science behind the perfect cream tea in a physics meets afternoon tea event. Cream teas will be available for £5.  

History of Penicuick House

The famous Scot’s Physicist James Clerk-Maxwell inherited Penicuik House. Discover a little about the man and his scientific endeavours at this talk.  

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…

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26th of September 2017 07:45 PM

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Rosslyn Chapel (possibly the most stunning venue in all of Midlothian) are hosting three very interesting and very different talks during the festival,

Investigating Indigo on Wednesday 11 Oct at 6:30pm
Spices of the middle ages on Monday 16 Oct at 7pm
Burke and Hare - Medical Murderers on Friday 20 Oct at 7pm

Get hands on in making medieval dyes, learn about the fascinating history and uses of medieval spices and uncover many previously unknown facts about Burke and his serial killing spree of 1828!

http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/events/category/event-location/roslin/

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25th of September 2017 07:45 PM

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New for 2017 we are delighted to be working with Pentland Plants and these two events below are absolute beauts! Book now through these links.

Join us for 'The Perfect Cream Tea' on Monday 9 Oct at 3pm, where we will delve into the physics of scones, jam and cream .. Mmmm Mmmm .... there may even be talk of "crumb structure"

http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/the-perfect-cream-tea/
And come along to discover some of the hidden wonders your garden holds, at our 'Garden Laboratory' on Thursday 12 Oct at 5:30pm - exploring ancient exotic plants, how plants evolve and adapt, and how genetic research is helping us learn more about bees

http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/event/garden-laboratory/

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20th of September 2017 03:38 PM

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7th of September 2017 08:16 AM

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It's official - our Event Programme (Oct 7 - Oct 21 2017) is out! 💜💜🎉🎉

You can download it from our website.

http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/
And you can also pick up a copy from all Midlothian Council libraries, and many of our partners, including IKEA, Pentland Plants, The National Mining Museum, The Secret Herb Garden, and Dynamic Earth, and further afield too.

NOTE: online event booking opens next week - Wed 13 Sept,

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