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October 2016

Free

Beauty Lab: Inside and Out

Wed October 12, 2016 @ 19:0021:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
Picture of bath balls with embedded rose petals

Think about the science behind beauty products while creating your own, indulge in a massage, and pedal up a smoothie on our custom built bike!  

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£15

Crafting the Mine

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 10:0017:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

The sessions below have been cancelled.  Instead the Mining Museum will offer FREE activities.  To find out more follow this link.  FREE ACTIVITIES   The Lady Vic has been built in Minecraft and now YOU can explore the colliery and play our game! You’ll be playing in two’s so sign up along with a friend – or we can pair you up on the day!  You’ll be miners in the colliery and you’ll have to work hard to extract the…

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£15

Crafting the Mine

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 10:0017:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

The sessions below have been cancelled.  Instead the Mining Museum will offer FREE activities.  To find out more follow this link.  FREE ACTIVITIES   The Lady Vic has been built in Minecraft and now YOU can explore the colliery and play our game! You’ll be playing in two’s so sign up along with a friend – or we can pair you up on the day!  You’ll be miners in the colliery and you’ll have to work hard to extract the…

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Free

Mini Science Gala Day

Wed October 19, 2016 @ 12:0015:30
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
Children learning about physics

Featuring Physics and Maths and Neuroscience! - How do you build the tallest sandcastle?  How do survive sinking quicksand?  Why do particles expand when you compress them? Can you build a bridge without nails or glue?  Can you make a curved tower from straight sticks? Can you design a building that would melt a car? Is your brain like Facebook? Find out how neuroscience, maths and physics are key to all these questions and how they influence the world around…

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Free

Build a Biscuit City

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 14:0015:30
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
Castle cake

What facilities do people need to live in a town or city? Come and build an edible construction site!  Yum!

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October 2017

All Singing, All Dancing

Wed October 11, 2017 @ 18:3021:30
Scottish Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
Newtongrange, EH22 4QN United Kingdom
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A night of musical fun! The NYCoS Midlothian Choir gives a special performance, followed by a Science Ceilidh. Enjoy a selection of science themed compositions from your local youth choir and then get on your feet for some ceilidh dancing with a science twist - including 'dashing white blood cells' and 'strip the Helix' A night to celebrate science through dance, song and quite possibly glow sticks too!   PLEASE NOTE: book online to guarantee your place , but then…

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£2

Mining Museum Pub Quiz

Fri October 13, 2017 @ 19:3022:00
National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
Newtongrange, Test EH22 4QN United Kingdom

A fun and frightening pub quiz - with science and Halloween rounds along with a mystery object round with rarely seen objects from the depths of the mines! Max of 6 people per team. Free buffet. Book in advance by calling 0131 663 7519. £2 per person.

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Free

Rocket Blast Competition Build – Launch Newtongrange library

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 11:3014:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
rocket

Come along to Newtongrange library and build a bottle Rocket with us today from 11:30am - 12:30pm on Monday the 16th. Launch it the same day at the launch event at 1pm - 2pm. You can build a rocket at home using a fizzy drink bottle.  Instructions .

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Free

Science Gala Day: Lets Rocket to space

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
rockets & children

Blast off and explore outer space from the comfort of Newtongrange library, build and launch your own rocket, try your hand at infra-red photography, create a star map and test it out during a virtual planetarium show or plan an Astrobiology mission – to discover if there is life beyond Earth! It’s sure to be out of this world!

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October 2018

Free

Memories of Science

Thu October 11, 2018 @ 18:0020:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Take a trip down memory lane! Explore and discuss how things have changed over the years, from inventions and technology, to medication and health. Join us Thursday 11th from 6pm-8pm

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Free

Blast From the Past

Fri October 12, 2018 @ 13:0017:00
National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery
Newtongrange, Test EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Step back into Victorian times to explore how science has progressed over the last 200 years! Create your own photo using  old chemical processing techniques, delve into the world of a Victorian Surgeon with instruments and tools used during operations and venture into early science fiction too. Find out more about mining in Midlothian and the power and significance of steam engineering. With live demonstrations and a Victorian dress up booth. Drop-in on Friday 12th from 1pm-5pm.

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Free

Kitchen Sink Lithography – Newtongrange

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

A print making workshop with a difference, using household ingredients such as oil and water! Make a print, learn some science, and have some fun into the bargain. Join us Thursday 18th from 2pm-3pm.  

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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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£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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October 2019

Free

Super Hero Science

Sat October 12, 2019 @ 10:3012:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Superheroes have fascinated us since 1934, but are their super powers fact or fiction? Come join us for a morning of fun to find out for yourself!  

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Free

Blast From The Past!

Mon October 14, 2019 @ 11:0015:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Step back into Victorian times and learn about cutting edge scientific discoveries over the past 200 years! Play with plasma balls, steam ahead and learn about engineering, meddle with Victorian medicine and take a peek into the science behind science-fiction. With a fantastic free show, ‘The Amazing Science of Candles’, it's one not to be missed!

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Free

Amazing Science of Candles

Mon October 14, 2019 @ 11:0015:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Travel back in time for a live show celebrating the trailblazing work of Michael Faraday!  Fire and physics galore! Shows throughout the day at: 12:00pm 1:00pm 2:00pm  

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Free

Small Stories

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 10:3012:00
The Sidings Cafe, 23 Murderdean Rd
Newtongrange, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4PE United Kingdom

Stories for little ones and their grown-ups! We'll sing, make sounds and have fun together as we learn all about the wonderful world around us in a cosy story tent.

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Free

Light Lines Workshops

Fri October 18, 2019
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG 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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£6.50

Dr Bunhead’s Blast Off!

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 11:0012:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Pack your space pants and safety goggles!  And join Dr Bunhead for an explosive journey into space – it’s pure live science at its best! Join TV’s most extreme scientist, Dr Bunhead from Brainiac, for an explosive journey into space.  Volunteer ‘stunt scientists’ from the audience help Dr Bunhead deploy awesome experiments in his madcap mission to send the first humans to Mars. Stunt hamsters get bazooka-blasted, fingers are frozen solid and smashed, heads explosively decompress – it’s pure live…

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