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October 2015

Free

SCI FUN

Sun October 11, 2015 @ 10:0015:30
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Have you ever wondered how fast your reactions are? Do you know why the 20p is shaped the way it is? Can you tell the difference between blue and yellow? Find the answers to these and many more questions at the mobile hands-on science centre from the University of Edinburgh. It features more than fifty incredible activities involving ideas from across the sciences. You can control lightning, see a hole in your hand, solve a crime, become part of a…

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£4

Explore the Energy Lab: Power to make Things GO (12th – 16th Oct)

Mon October 12, 2015 @ 11:3012:30
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Almost everything in our homes today needs electricity to work, but what really is energy and how do we use it? And what does a duck, a snake and a wave have to do with it? Visit the Energy Lab at National Mining Museum Scotland to discover how coal becomes electric light, how we generate electrical energy and how we can ensure there will be enough energy to meet our needs in the future. Please book your place on 0131…

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£14

Advanced Minecraft – Newtongrange Library

Mon October 12, 2015 @ 14:0016:30
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Are you tired of having to mine the “boring” stuff? Did you know you can create and program Minecraft ROBOTS to do mining for you? Learn how to code using the Minecraft ComputerCraft Mod and put those robots to work. Soon you will be able to have the robots building the world YOU want! This event is for 9 - 13 years and is £14 to participate.   Please buy your ticket on the link below or at the venue.…

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Free

Mini Gala Day – Newtongrange Library

Wed October 14, 2015 @ 12:0015:30
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Featuring Archeo Science and Chemistry activities. Archaeologists study the remains of the past through what people left behind – usually their rubbish – but sometimes things that were deliberately buried. See what secrets can be discovered from graves, including Ötzi the Iceman. You can handle archaeological artefacts! This afternoon of science will also include a little light chemistry - come along, do science and have fun! Its great for families, its free, just drop in. 

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Free

Beauty Lab – Inside and Out

Wed October 14, 2015 @ 19:0021:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Create your own beauty products, enjoy a relaxing massage, and think about the science of muscles! You can have a go at making a smoothie using a smoothie bike with RUTS (Rural and Urban Training Scheme). This event is for ladies only and can be booked online below, or at Newtongrange Library. The library has wheelchair access.  

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October 2016

Free

Reading into Forensic Science

Tue October 11, 2016 @ 19:0021:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom
Study in scarlet 2 by Conan Doyle

A classic by a genius Scottish Writer.  What light does it show forensic science in now, over 120 years later?  Does it depict the  'science of detection?'. Newtongrange library is a friendly place where you are welcome. Enjoy a cup of tea with us, as we exchange our ideas and insights on this seminal book, in which we meet Sherlock Homes for the first time.  

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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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