AGM for 2019 festival to be held on 1st July 2020
Jun18

AGM for 2019 festival to be held on 1st July 2020

We will be holding our AGM for the science festival on 1st July at 4pm. The event will be held on Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Please email ken@midlothiansciencefestival.com to register and we will send you instructions on the 1st.          

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2019 Key numbers
Feb24

2019 Key numbers

  Click here to see the infographic and for further info, check out our 2 page ‘Festival Overview’   2 page overview              ...

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SCIENCE ALIVE -SAT 19 OCT
Oct18

SCIENCE ALIVE -SAT 19 OCT

It may be the last day of the festival but Science Alive is definitely one of the highlights, so get your science on and come along to explore all things life sciences. You might event get to make some science art and some sweetie DNA!  NEW SHOW ALERT – We also have a newly added show “Who am I?” exploring how closely related  humans are to the rest of the animal kingdom, including bats and fruits flies! With lots of...

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KEEP CALM.. and go to IKEA
Oct15

KEEP CALM.. and go to IKEA

ON WEDNESDAY 16 OCT  – We will be taking over the IKEA showroom with a host of FREE activities for all the family exploring our brains, what stresses them out and how to keep them healthy! Singing is great for your mental health, and great fun! The Edinburgh Rock Choir will be performing at the front of the store at 11am and 12pm…. Complete the step count challenge (there’s a reward if you can!) Explore emotions with...

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Apple Pressing and Jam making
Oct12

Apple Pressing and Jam making

What better way to embrace Autumn than by celebrating some if it’s best offerings – namely apples and blackberries. Come along to Midlothian Community Hospital Garden to press your own apples into juice (we will have some applies, but are encouraging people to bring their own) We will also be showing you how to make jam too. Mmmm Mmmmm –  no need to book – just turn up On Tuesday 15 October between 1pm –...

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Blast from the Past – Science Gala Day
Oct10

Blast from the Past – Science Gala Day

A great family event for all ages from 3-99 years!  Come along the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange for our BLAST FROM THE PAST science gala day on MONDAY 14 OCT, 11am – 3pm. Plasma Balls, Steam Engines, Science Fiction, Medical Instruments and lots more to explore … This event is completely FREE to attend (you do not need to pay admission to the museum).   BLAST FROM THE...

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Colour Run – Entries closing soon
Oct08

Colour Run – Entries closing soon

Our Family 2K colour run is taking place this Sunday (13 Oct) at Dandrhall Miners AFC. There are still some places available –  online entry will close at The Colour run is part of our Feel Good Science event in Danderhall Miners Club  – with lots of activities and challenges from Glasgow Science Centre and Napier University’s Sport Science department. A great, colourful, active family day out!   COLOUR RUN INFO...

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AGM – Monday 21 Oct
Oct07

AGM – Monday 21 Oct

We have rescheduled our AGM to take place immediately after the festival. Date: Monday 21 Oct Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Location: Room 2901, JCMB, Kings Buildings, UoE JCMB map The AGM is open to all to attend. Hot drinks and croissants will be available from 9am. We will be wrapping up and agreeing the 2018 report and finances and electing new Directors.   If you would like to come along, please email: claire.jellema@ed.ac.uk...

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Midlothian Rocket Blast Competition Mayfield
Oct10
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Midlothian Rocket Blast – Launch Penicuik
Oct10
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Science Gala Day – Mayfield Library
Oct10
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Rosslyn Remains – Archeology at the Chapel
Oct10
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Sensational Sounds Workshop
Oct15
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Download 2016 Brochure Now
Sep05

Download 2016 Brochure Now

Well it’s what you have been waiting for and it’s now ready to DOWNLOAD so fingers on the button… GO!! You can Download it using the link at the top of the page or the button below or even just the word “Download” at the start of this sentence! Download Brochure (no. 2,184) Event Booking goes live on the 12th...

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Go Batty at the Penicuik Estate
Oct16

Go Batty at the Penicuik Estate

Join a Penicuik Estate Ranger as we hunt for these fascinating creatures during an evening stroll around the estate.

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Dino Dig in Dalkeith is done and dusted
Oct15

Dino Dig in Dalkeith is done and dusted

And what a feast for all the senses Dalkeith Dino Dig Day was!  Saltersgate Art Department did us proud designing and making all the elements involved, and all the prehistoric creatures were represented – from the humble trilobite to Big Al and ‘his’ eggs as seen in the pic. And after a manic day for both MSF staff, Volunteers, Midlothian Library staff and chief designer Amy Collop – Art teacher at Saltergate School,...

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Science of Stone
Oct09

Science of Stone

Learn how the chapel was built back in the 15th century, the art of building with stone and the painstaking preservation work carried out by master stonemason Nic Boyes and his team.

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Dancing Light Date Error
Oct07

Dancing Light Date Error

Please note that there was a printing error and the four Dancing Light Sessions are on Wed 14th Oct and not Tues 13th as stated in the brochure.  We wholeheartedly apologise for this error and hope that it has not inconvenienced you too much. Details of the event and all the booking info can be found here where you can also book the events via...

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Midlothian Science Festival opens with a POP!
Oct01

Midlothian Science Festival opens with a POP!

This is our Press Release issued today (1st Oct) in excited advance of our festival running from 2nd (tomorrow!!) until 17th Oct!  We’re very excited about bringing this to you – come out and see us as often as you can.     Midlothian Science Festival is delighted to have “POP!” the award-winning entertainer, open the festival this week with his fascinating bubble show. This innovative event will take place on...

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Robokids
Oct13

Robokids

Come and learn about Robot driving. A fun session with lots of Robots to try your driving skills on!

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