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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.  

Bright Sparks Gala Day

Bold Bright and colourful science for pre-schoolers and all the family too. A morning of discovering and doing, including play-doh science, soft toy science, the science of your breakfast, exploring forces & making constellation viewers. And of course there will be slime making, singing and dancing!

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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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6th of September 2017 07:43 PM

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There is a really good chance of some strong aurora (northern lights) tonight or the next few nights if it is a clear sky. There has been a big solar flare and these often coincide with great aurora. You need really dark, clear skies and then just look north for something green glowing in the sky!

5th of September 2017 10:41 PM

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Our 2016 Annual General meeting is taking place on: Date: Thursday 28 September 2017 Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: 172 Braid Road, EH10 6HU All members are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/news/2016-agm-thursday-28-september-2017/

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