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October 2015

£3.00

Go Batty at the Penicuik Estate

Fri October 16, 2015 @ 18:3020:30
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom

Join a Penicuik Estate Ranger as we hunt for these fascinating creatures during an evening stroll around the estate. Following a route from the car park down to Old Penicuik House we will look and listen for bats using detectors which will help us to identify the different bat species that live here. We may even spot some of the other nocturnal residents of the estate. Please bring a torch and wear sturdy footwear and a waterproof jacket. Booking Essential…

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£14

Video Game Design with Kodu at Penicuik Library

Sat October 17, 2015 @ 10:3013:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

Love video games? Have a great idea for a video game, but you don't know where to begin? Come and learn how to create and design your very own video game using an Xbox controller. No experience necessary, come along and explore the world of video game designing. Suitable for 9 - 13 yrs, please book your place below.  

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October 2016

£15

Music Producer – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Sat October 8, 2016 @ 10:0012:30
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Picture of computer screen showing wavelengths of a sound

Hip Hop, Rock ‘n Roll, Ballads or Reggae ... write music and publish it online!  This workshop will have you creating music in a heartbeat. Whether you edit sounds, use instruments, add vocals or write music note-by-note the musical possibilities are endless! We apologise.  This event has been cancelled.    

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Free

Life through a lens

Sun October 9, 2016 @ 15:0016:00
Beeslack Community High School, Edinburgh Road
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0QF United Kingdom
Children using microscope - Additional Support Needs

Use a mixture of microscopes, join in on a journey of discovery. See what the pioneers of microscopy saw and find out how microscopes are helping scientists today. For families with members with Additional Support Needs. In association with Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology.

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£3 – £5

The Martian

Sun October 9, 2016 @ 19:0020:00
Penicuik Town Hall, High Street,
Penicuik , EH26 8HS
Astronaut sat on Mars

An astronaut is stranded on Mars must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Talk by expert on life in extreme environments, Charles Cockell from Edinburgh University. Adults £5, Students £4, under 13 - £3

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Free

Build it Scotland!

Sat October 15, 2016 @ 10:0012:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Build it Scotland logo

Build a virtual Scottish landmark. What will you build? Newbattle Abbey? The Viaduct? Or maybe The Scott Monument?  We will send your work to BBC  Build IT 3D map of Britain!

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Free

Scientists at Work Photographic Exhibition Event

Sun October 16, 2016 @ 13:0016:00
West Street Arts Centre Penicuik, 4 West St
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
Scientist looking at flowers in the field

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere, with four sites across the UK including CEH-Edinburgh, based on the Bush Estate, near Penicuik in Midlothian. The Gallery Café in Penicuik is hosting an exhibition of photographs showing CEH scientists at work in the lab, workshops and fieldsites across the UK and around the world. The exhibition can be viewed when the café is open,…

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Free

Build it Scotland!

Sun October 16, 2016 @ 13:0015:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Build it Scotland logo

Build a virtual Scottish landmark. What will you build? Newbattle Abbey? The Viaduct? Or maybe The Scott Monument?  We will send your work to BBC  Build IT 3D map of Britain!

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£14

Build a Biscuit City

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 13:0015:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
biscuit castle

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

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Free

Solve Puzzles. Invent Medicine.

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 15:0020:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Solve Puzzles Invent Medicine

A computer-based citizen science event, where you learn to create and fold RNA computer puzzles, and when you get good enough, your molecule will be created in a lab and could help provide a diagnostic tool for Tuberculosis.

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Free

Escape the cell

Tue October 18, 2016 @ 15:0020:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Three people working with a giant cell model

An escape room, where your small team must work together to crack codes in order to escape. Using real biological codes. Brilliant fun for adults and teenagers alike. This will work with families, but all must contribute!  

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Free – £2

How biology depends on models

Thu October 20, 2016 @ 14:0015:00
Penicuik Town Hall, High Street,
Penicuik , EH26 8HS
People listening to Science Talk

Model organisms have been immensely useful to understand basic biological questions. Despite being separated by several hundred millions years of evolution, the basic principles of life is remarkably similar on the cellular level. Find out how model organisms help us study chromosome inheritance to gain a deeper understanding of health and disease. Speaker is Dr. Patrick Heun from University of Edinburgh Hosted by U3A.  

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Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast – Build Penicuik

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 10:3012:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
Bottle ockets

Come and build a bottle Rocket with us today, and then launch on Saturday the 22nd, from 11am to 12.30pm here at Penicuik, or later today at  Mayfield Library 2pm - 3.30pm You can build a rocket at home using a fizzy drink bottle.  Instructions here.

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Free

Build a Lego Bridge

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 14:0015:30
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

Celebrate Scotland's  Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Design and construct your own version of the new Forth crossing from Lego blocks. Span the river – but make sure your bridge can take the traffic!

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Free

Go Batty at the Penicuik Estate

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 18:3020:30
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom
short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx)

Join a Penicuik Estate Ranger as we hunt for these fascinating creatures during an evening stroll around the estate. Following a route from the car park down to Old Penicuik House we will look and listen for bats using detectors which will help us to identify the different bat species that live here. We may even spot some of the other nocturnal residents of the estate. Please bring a torch and wear sturdy footwear and a waterproof jacket. Booking Essential.

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Free

Midlothian Rocket Blast – Launch Penicuik

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 11:0012:30
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom
picture of a bottle rocket in mid air, with a trail of water as it blasts off.

Build a Rocket at one of our build events.  There is on here, in Penicuik Library on the 21st Oct at 10am - 2pm. Then launch! You can build one at home using these  and then bring it along!

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October 2017

Free

Eyes in the Sky

Sat October 7, 2017 @ 23:0023:30
PCAA Gallery Cafe, 4 West Street
Penicuik, EH26 9DL United Kingdom

See our planet like you've never seen it before. Come to see the exhibition of posters describing the Sentinel Satellites – a group of advanced Earth observation instruments - one of the worlds largest observation programmes! This exhibition will showcase the various aspects of the program with an array of different types of satellite images and data products.

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Free

History of Penicuik House

Mon October 9, 2017 @ 19:0020:30
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

The famous Scot’s Physicist James Clerk-Maxwell inherited Penicuik House. Discover a little about the man and his scientific endeavours at this talk.  

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£3

Go Batty!

Fri October 13, 2017 @ 18:3020:30
Penicuik House, Carlops Road
Penicuik, EH26 9LA United Kingdom

Join Penicuik Estate Rangers as we hunt for these fascinating creatures during an evening stroll around the estate. Following a route from the car park down to Old Penicuik House we will look and listen for bats using detectors which will help us to identify the different bat species that live here. We may even spot some of the other nocturnal residents of the estate. (if we a re really lucky and really quiet) This event will go ahead whatever…

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Free

Field to Fork

Sun October 15, 2017 @ 19:0020:30
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

Community gardens, allotments and guerrilla gardening are increasingly popular signs that people want to eat local. Could we be starting to approach food production in a new way? Come along to discuss what our food future could be with Pete Richie from Whitmuir Farm, a champion of ethical and csustainable, local food production. In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  

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