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October 2018

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Pedal Up a Smoothie

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Join the librarians to pedal up a smoothie and convert your energy into a tasty drink! And plan a family meal using felt food. drop in on Thursday 18th from 2pm-3pm.

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Free

Exciting Eruptions

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

UPDATE: BOOK ONLINE (not drop-in, limited places) Come see out giant volcano erupting and have some seismic fun making your own paper mache erupting volcano to take home using kitchen ingredients! Book your space online:  

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£2

What is ‘Deep Learning’?

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Penicuik Town Hall, High Street,
Penicuik , EH26 8HS

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is suddenly one of the hottest topics in computer science today. But what really is Machine Learning, and how does it work? Why is it suddenly such a big deal, and will it really bring about a fundamental change in the world we inhabit? How deep is a "deep neural network" anyway? And how long will it be before this talk can be given by a silicon-based presenter instead of a carbon-based one? Come and discover all…

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Free

Sense-sational Science

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 15:0016:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Get ready for some Sense-sational fun. Explore and challenge your senses with experiments, for children of all ages. Join us on Thursday 18th from 3pm-4pm.

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Free

Super Duper Computers

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 16:0019:00
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom

Explore the wonders and amazing capabilities of computers with the university of Edinburgh and Xilinx Co. Join Xilinx Co. and see if you can beat the machine at pictionary as they demonstrate image recognition, and super fast processing. Find out about the role and work of super computers and learn how we can use computers to understand more about the living body through bioinformatics. Come along Thursday 18th from 4pm-7pm.

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Free

Sustainable Midlothian

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 16:3018:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

What does sustainability mean? Can we achieve it through small changes in our own lives, or does it require big changes in our social and economic systems? What does this look like for people living and working in Midlothian? This interactive discussion will explore sustainability: its implications for our individual lifestyles and also its implications for wider environmental, social and economic factors. Drawing on local examples, academics Dr Elli-Maria Charalampidou (civil engineer, Heriot-Watt University) and Dr Nikolaos Papadogiannis (historian, Bangor…

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£5

The Physics of Gin

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
The Secret Herb Garden, 32A Old Pentland Road
Edinburgh, EH10 7EA United Kingdom

A fascinating evening exploring the art and science of gin. Take a tour of the Old Curiosity Distillery and Gin Garden and then learn the science behind how to create the best G&T! Adults only. Tickets £5, available online from The Secret Herb Garden's website now!

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Free

Pub Quiz With a Twist

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 20:0022:30
Dean Tavern, 18 Main Street
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH224NA United Kingdom
PUB QUIZ spelt out in scrabble letters

A pub quiz with a difference. Teams will also have to come up with question for everyone else to answer, with some undercover scientists in the room too! At the Dean Tavern - Scotland's only Gothenburg Pub.   Thursday 18th come along for an 8pm start.    

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Free

Lets Rocket to Space

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Attention to all crews! We are taking off to Outer Space! Be prepared to build and launch your own rocket. Use infra-red cameras to test how cold/warm the universe is and examine meteorites to see if there is any life out there. Find out more about designing satellites, probes and rovers for space exploration. And get your bearings using the stars in the night sky. Strap yourselves in tight and we will blast away! Drop-in on Friday 19th from 11am-3pm.

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£6.50

Dr Bunhead’s Deadly Food Fight

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 11:0012:00
National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
Newtongrange, Test EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Just how dangerous is a 200mph potato? Should custard powder come with a safety warning? Can you boil a kettle oa block of ice? Answers to all these and many more bizarre and spectacular food-related experiments from TV's master of educational science anarchy, Dr Bunhead! Book tickets via the National Mining Museum Scotland 

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Free

Build Your Future House

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Design and build future-proof home out of cardboard, paper, straws, and lego. Do we expand to the ocean or build up high into the sky? you decide! Come along Friday 19th from 2pm-3pm.

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Free

Let’s Explore Earth

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 16:0019:00
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom

Join Dynamic Earth and the National Museum of Scotland to explore the wonders of our planet. Investigate renewable energy with the National Museum, and get hands-on with building wind turbines and testing solar panels. And then take part in Dynamic Earth's 'Operation Earth' programme and help to solve some of the challenges facing the land, air and oceans of our precious planet. Come along Friday 19th from 4pm-7pm.

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Free

Silent Disco

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 18:0021:00
Mayfield Community Club, 1 Stone Pl, Mayfield
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PG United Kingdom

Turn it up to 11 at our first ever silent disco,  hosted in partnership with Y2K. Find out more about music technology, music production and the science behind music! Turn up on Friday 19th from 6pm-9pm.   This event is sponsored and supported by

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Free

What Keeps The World Spinning

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 10:0014:00
Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

What do Mars bars, the Sun and waterfalls have in common? Join Intersci to explore what energy is and how we use it. Let real life scientists take you on a journey of discovery through physics. drop-in on Saturday 20th from 10am-2pm.

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Free

Rocks: A Record of a Swampy Past

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 10:0012:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Midlothian was once a tropical swamp – and the evidence is in the rocks. A scenic walk in Roslin Glen with a geologist from Edinburgh University will reveal a record in the rocks of Scotland’s past. While  there we will also visit a former gunpowder works, and see the type of rocks that North Sea oil comes from. Come along Saturday 20th from 10am-12pm.  

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Free

Feel Good Science

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

A day dedicated to you... Your health, happiness and well-being. Discover how your body fights disease and repairs itself, try out our animated 3D anatomy t-shirts that take you right inside your body, and learn more about your diet and food groups too. Pedal yourself a scrummy smoothie, relax with some yoga or have a giggle with body bingo! And there will be various mini fitness tests on the day too, including reaction speed, flexibility and strength tests. Come along…

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Colour Run… or Walk

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 12:0014:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom
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Back by popular demand - get your heart pumping whilst getting blasted with vivid colours. Run or walk the course – just enjoy the day! Be sure to wear white! And sunglasses are recommended.   Tickets are: £4 (£3 under 16 yrs) or £10 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children)   Two races will take place on the day to allow more people to enjoy and take part in the run, safely. Children under 11 years must…

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Free

River Dipping

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 14:0016:00
Roslin Glen Country Park, Roslin , EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Join the Ranger Service and the Friends as we explore the waters of the North Esk with nets, trays and magnifiers and discover the fish, bugs and beasties that live there. Wear suitable footwear as you may get a little wet.  

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Free

Dark Skies Bright Stars – Penicuik

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom

Discover astronomical features visible to the naked eye with the help of  scientists and engineers from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. WRAP UP WARM. Book yourself in for Saturday 20th from 7pm-9pm.  

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Free

Mud Pies and Dough Faces

Sun October 21, 2018 @ 10:0011:30
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom

Join us in some mud pie making at the muddy kitchen to rustle up a 4 course brunch before we move onto play dough faces and the Green Man. to book call 01875 821 716.

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