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October 2019

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Lost Limestone Quarries of Lothian

October 5 @ 10:0011:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join geologist Dr Mark Wilkinson from the University of Edinburgh to explore Midlothian's long lost tropical climate and industry of making lime for agriculture.      

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Free

Fun Science (Loanhead)

October 5 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

A day filled with all kinds of science and YOU! Alongside our scientists and researchers we are inviting YOU to also come along to share a skill or hobby. Anything goes! Musical instruments, sewing, model building, wood work –  bring it along and get involved. there will of course be a whole variety of science activities including exploring the world of vaccines , delving into marine conservation, catching mini sea beasties, deciphering super computers and a HUGE selection  of 'magic…

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Silent Disco

October 5 @ 19:0021:00
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

Back again for 2019 Dance like no one is watching or listening at our silent disco.  With lots of fun activities exploring music production, music technology and the science behind music too! We also need your help to create the playlist! What gets you on the dancefloor?  

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£3 – £6

Film Screening: First Man

October 5 @ 19:3021:30
Temple Village Hall, Temple Village Hall
Temple Village, near Gorebridge, EH23 4SQ United Kingdom

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for a screening of the film about the life of Neil Armstrong, followed by a Q&A about Scottish space exploration.

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Free

A Geo-Introduction to the Pentlands

October 6 @ 10:0013:00
Midlothian Snow Sports Centre, Car Park, Biggar Road
Hillend, Midlothian EH10 7DU United Kingdom

Join Dr Al McGowan for a hill walk in the Pentland’s and explore the fascinating geology, geomorphology and archaeology at various sites, with some superb views to be had too!  

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Family Den Building

October 6 @ 10:3012:00
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom

Up your den building skills with expert advice from Engineers at the University of Edinburgh. An adventure for all the family to design forage and build your own den.  

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Free

Dinos, Earth and Space

October 6 @ 11:0015:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

Calling all space and dinosaur fans! Start by blasting up to space exploring the wonders of our solar system, including whizzing meteorites, planets and stars! Take part in activities to search for life beyond Earth and learn about the planet we call home. Later dive back down to Earth and explore the exciting history of our planet from blasting volcanoes and earthquakes, to extinct dinosaurs from the Jurassic! It will be out of this world!

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Free

Light Lines Workshop

October 6 @ 11:0015:00
Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

Draw with light using UV torches, experiment with colour shadows and experience the world from a different viewpoint using upside-down goggles! Uncover the mysteries of light through a series of amazing experiments. Discover how to split white light to reveal the full colour spectrum using prisms. Use torches to mix colours together to make white light. Draw pictures and uncover hidden symbols using ultra violet light energy. Learn how to bend and reflect light using convex lenses and mirrors. Hear…

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Free

Making Radio Waves

October 6 @ 13:0015:00
Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Pl
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH224RT United Kingdom

A hand-on workshop exploring sound waves with Heriot-Watt researchers and how radio stations work, including a tour of Black Diamond FM's studio.  

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Free

Geocaching

October 6 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

The techno way to treasure hunt with GPS / phone in hand. There are over 2212 caches around Dalkeith alone and millions all over the world. Come along and see how it happen and get involved!

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£5

Painting With Light

October 6 @ 19:0021:30
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Prepare to have your mind blown and enter a world where sculptures are made entirely out of light with photographer David Gilliver. Using the wonder of long exposure photography, welcome to the magical world of Light Painting. We will be using devices such as glow sticks, light-sabers, LEDs (and much, much more!) to create some amazing imagery. Requirements: If you wish to bring along your own camera gear you will need: DSLR or mirrorless camera with Bulb Mode - Fully…

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Free

Crazy Reactions Show

October 7 @ 16:0017:00
One Dalkeith, 21 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AG United Kingdom

Get ready for a the craziest chemistry show yet! Who knows what amazing reactions the Fun Scientist will have up his sleeve???  

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Free

Chemical Energy: Glow Sticks

October 7 @ 16:0017:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Join Heriot-Watt's Chemistry Society to Learn about different types of chemical energy, how we can fast track reactions and make your very own glow stick too! This is a hand on workshop for 8yrs+  

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Free

Star Scouts

October 7 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Join us for tour of the night sky and some space themed fun! With activities from youngsters from Midlothian Scouts and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor activities will take place weather permitting. If there is bad weather then alternative indoor activities will take place in the Gatehouse classroom. In the case of prolonged/severe bad weather, the event may end early or need to be cancelled. In the unlikely event we need to cancel we will use the email…

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Free

Shake It Up

October 8 @ 16:0017:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Make a 'Galaxy in a bottle' in this hands on workshop exploring the science of density and solubility of liquids. Just add glitter!  

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Free

Punching Anatomy

October 8 @ 18:0021:00
Easthouses Miners Club, Easthouses Road
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4ED United Kingdom

Join Easthouses Boxing Club and Edinburgh University for a knockout night of body painting to investigate how our muscles work, grow and repair. In this hands-on workshop, you will be taught the basics of surface anatomy and your musculoskeletal system involved in boxing. You will get the opportunity to paint these structures onto yourselves or each other, learn what the most common boxing moves and injuries are, and the best ways of rehabilitating those. Don’t worry, techniques will be demonstrated…

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Free

A Brief History of Life

October 8 @ 18:3020:00
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom

Where did we come from?  Journey with us from the dawn of life to the modern day and see how all life connects.  

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Knit a Neuron

October 8 @ 18:3020:00
Newbattle Library, Newbattle Community Campus, 1 Newbattle Way, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Is your lack of knitting skill getting on your nerves? A woolly science project like no other - join Newbattle 'Knit and natter' group to knit a cute little neuron (nerve cell).  

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Free

Walkie Talkies

October 9 @ 15:0016:30
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom

You and your four-legged best friends are invited to take a stroll with researchers from The Roslin Institute exploring the science of dog behaviors and health.

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Free

Coding Music

October 9 @ 18:3021:30
Y2K, 2B Bogwood Road
Mayfield, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5DY United Kingdom

Want to learn how to create your own computer game theme tune? Join engineers from Xilinx and learn to code music with ‘Sonic Pi’ - The future of music!  

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