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October 2016

Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast – Build Dalkeith

Mon October 10, 2016 @ 15:3017:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom
Library Rocket Launches

Come and build a bottle Rocket with us today, and then launch at Kingspark on the 10th October from 3.30pm - 5pm, or at one of our other launch dates. 11th Oct - Roslin Park 3.30pm - 5pm 15th Oct - Lasswade Centre - 1pm - 3pm 17th Oct - Danderhall Library 1pm - 3pm 22nd Oct  - Penicuik Library 11am - 12.30pm 22nd Oct - Mayfield Library 2pm - 3.30pm You can build a rocket at home using a…

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Free

Phantasmagoria – fantastic images!

Thu October 13, 2016 @ 19:0021:00
Dalkeith Corn Exchange, 200, High Street
Dalkeith, eh22 1az United Kingdom
Victorian camera

The development of photography during the nineteenth century enabled images to be captured permanently and displayed either as prints or as slides projected onto a screen using a 'magic lantern.' Scotland played a major part in this story through the work of scientists such as James Clerk Maxwell and David Brewster, while photographers such as Hill & Adamson and George Washington Wilson brought the images to a wider public. Tom & Winnie Stevenson will outline the history of photography and…

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Free

Coding Club Taster Session

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 11:0012:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Have you ever wanted to make your own games and animations? Come along to this free, fun taster for coding at Dalkeith Library and you'll be well on your way!  David, our friendly coding club volunteer, and star library assistant has been learning all kinds of secrets to share with you!

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Free

Science of Smoothies

Wed October 19, 2016 @ 10:3012:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom
Girl on the smoothie bike

Join library staff as they reflect on the science behind the smoothie!  We will think about how many areas of science are involved in what it takes to produce a lip smacking smoothie.  Energy and fresh ingredients will be in no short supply!

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Free

Early Birds SCI-FUN

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 10:0011:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom
Sci-Fun hover - Additional Support Needs

This session of the SCI-FUN interactive roadshow is open for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and their families. With many hands on activities and providing an immersive and interactive science experience, the team have considerable experience of helping those with ASD traits.

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Free

SCI FUN

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 11:0016:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom
Sci-Fun hover

The SCI-FUN Roadshow is a well-established scheme run by the University of Edinburgh that focuses on providing an immersive and interactive science experience for schools.

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October 2017

Free

Rocket Blast Competition Build Dalkeith Library

Fri October 6, 2017 @ 08:0017:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Come along to Lasswade library and build a bottle Rocket with us today from 3:30pm - 5:00pm on Monday the 2nd. Launch it the same location a week later on moday 9th 3:30pm - 5:00pm. You can build a rocket at home using a fizzy drink bottle.  Instructions .

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PUB QUIZ spelt out in scrabble letters

Pub Quiz

Sun October 8, 2017 @ 20:0022:30
The Justinlees, 1-5 Dalhousie Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3AT United Kingdom
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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  

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Free

Outer space – The Next Empire

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 18:3020:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Join Matjaz Vidmar, Space innovation researcher, and Pippa Goldschmidt, an acclaimed science fiction author, to debate the future of human activity beyond the Earth An hour of literary drama, comedy and  discussion with the audience, the pair will be exploring big questions such as: Who does outer space belong to?  Are humans its only intelligent tenants/owner-occupiers? Will colonising space soon become our business-as-usual? and should we be doing it at all?  

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Dalkeith Science Gala Day

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 11:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom
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Roll Up, Roll Up and prepare for some mind-boggling and mind-blowing science! Explore how we see colour, discover how holograms work and make your very own blueprint using UV light. Also, help save the planet and build a renewable city, make a mini wind-turbine and see how right here in Midlothian we convert “trash to gas”.

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Free

The Science Behind Colour

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 14:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Ever wondered how you can see so many colours? This demo-rich talk will introduce you to the science behind colour vision. Suitable for over 12yrs and adults. (not for young children)  

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Free

The Chemistry Brothers

Thu October 19, 2017 @ 10:3011:30
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Expect bangs, flames and foam in a classic show of exciting experiments and have fun with Scotland’s "Dangerous Duo"*! Come along and see Paul Murray and Robin Andrews as their vibrant show returns with a bang (or five). There might even be a song... (*note: only their singing is dangerous)  

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October 2018

Free

World of Plastic

Mon October 8, 2018 @ 10:0014:00
Edinburgh College, 46 Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith, EH22 3FR United Kingdom

Want to save the planet? Join real life scientists to discover the harmful effects that plastic has on everything around us and become a superhero in the war against plastic. Explore the ways you can replace and reuse plastic every day to protect our environment and let our scientists lead you through their fascinating ideas, research and experiments to help save our cities, oceans and animals. Come along Monday 8th from 10am-2pm to join in! Brought to you by InterSci…

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Free

Golden Oldies

Tue October 9, 2018 @ 12:0014:30
Dalkeith Baptist Church, 8 N Wynd
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1JE United Kingdom

Come along to the Dementia-cafe for an afternoon full of your favourite music from times gone by spanning every decade from the 1950's to today. All welcome. Lunch provided.   (suggested donation £4) Academics from the University of Edinburgh  and The Anne Rowling Clinic will be on hand to discuss their latest  research. With Alzheimer Scotland  https://www.alzscot.org/     Join us on Tuesday 9th from 12pm-2:30pm.     This is event is sponsored and supported by

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Free

Musical Memories

Wed October 10, 2018 @ 13:0015:00
High Bank Day Care, high bank care centre 9 Bonnyrigg Rd
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3EY United Kingdom

Music is a powerful tool for those who have memory problems.  Come and learn how to create a personal playlist with ‘Playlist for Life’.     Neuroscience researchers from the University of Edinburgh   and The Anne Rowling Clinic will be on hand to discuss their latest  research.   https://www.playlistforlife.org.uk/ Come along to this unique event on  Wednesday 10th from 1pm-3pm.     This event is sponsored and supported by  

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Free

Cognitive Science of Superstition

Thu October 11, 2018 @ 19:0020:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Why do so many people believe in superstitions?  Join Dr Stuart Wilson a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Sociology at Queen Margaret University to learn how these beliefs & behaviors can be explained by understanding how our minds naturally process information by coming along to this event. Thursday 11th from 7pm-8pm.  

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Free

Human Prion Disease in 2018

Fri October 12, 2018 @ 19:3021:00
St Davids Catholic Church, 41 Eskbank Rd
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3BH United Kingdom

Prions are misfolded proteins found in the brain and nerves of many species. They are normally harmless but, if they misfold, they cause a fatal and transmissible disease. This 45 minute talk will be the roller-coaster history of the BSE outbreak, the rise of the vCJD epidemic and how the outbreak of mad cow disease is still affecting people's lives 30 years later. Speaker Dr Neil McKenzie https://www.ed.ac.uk/profile/nmckenzie Join us with the Esk Valley Trust on Friday 12th from 7:30pm-9pm.  Booking…

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Free

Make it Glow – Dalkeith

Mon October 15, 2018 @ 15:0016:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Learn all about the nature of light. Mix your own "sunlight trap" out of a glowing solution, and explore the dazzling effects from shining light on it. Come along Monday 15th from 3pm-4pm.  

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Free

Dinos and Rocks

Wed October 17, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Explore the fascinating world of a prehistoric time. Dig deep for fossils, create your own models of geological processes such as plate tectonics and erosion, and see a glacier in action! Learn about different rocks from around the world, from high Himalayan mountains to the volcanoes of Iceland. Create your own rock pet, plant your own Jurassic fern, make your own Dino feet, and discover where in the UK you can find Dino footprints and fossils! Come along Wednesday 17th…

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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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