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Explore the science of life! What does a bumblebee look like up close? How does the body fight disease? Whats so amazing about the brain? Join us to find out. Use our microscopes to make your own discoveries, experience our science tattoos, identify infected cells, and try out many other hands on activities on a journey of inquiry, wonder and discovery! Come along Saturday 6th from 11am-4pm.
Join Moorflix Community Cinema for the film about a linguist who is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms, followed by a discussion led by experts in linguistics. arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. adults £6, children £3, family £15.
Get close-up and hands-on with really wild scientists to discover more about the environment around us that we share with so many other living things. Find out all about busy bees, build your own bug and bird houses, collect and analyse soil and water samples for evidence of life and explore the science all around you with guided nature and geology walks. For our favourite 4-legged friends, Midlothian Dog Training Club will also be running a host of activities and…
A walk from Vogrie Country Park with a geologist from Edinburgh University shows that Midlothian was once the scene of lime production. The old quarries tell a tale of warm tropical seas from millions of years ago, as well as much more recent human efforts to improve soils for agriculture. There will be two walks in the day as part of Wild Science - one starting at 12:30 and the second at 14:30.
Geocache is the techno way to treasure hunt with GPS or phone in hand. There are over 2212 caches around Dalkeith alone and millions around all over the world. Come along and see how it happens, find the cache of the day and head off into the sunset to find caches. Drop-in on Sunday 7th from 1pm-4pm.
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…
Can we giggle ourselves healthier, or is that just silly? Come to the library and have a giggle with us as we explore, discuss and try out the science of laughter! Book yourself in for Monday 8th from 6pm-7:30pm. Please note that this is an active session and therefore may not be suitable for people with long term health conditions. If you need more information, please contact Loanhead Library on 0131 4409032
Back by popular demand.. Join Janet Philp, the author of "Burke - Now and Then" to unearth the tale behind Edinburgh's most infamous serial killers. Book yourself in for Monday 8th from 7pm-9pm.
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) With Alzheimer Scotland https://www.alzscot.org/ Join us on Tuesday 9th from 12pm-2:30pm. This is event is sponsored and supported by
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 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
Can simple science improve everyday cooking? In this workshop you will discover and try techniques inspired from the lab, including fluid gels, foams and emulsions. Come along Wedneday 10th from 6pm-8pm.
Happiness in everyday life For Mental Health Awareness Day 2018 we invite three University of Edinburgh researchers to discuss happiness. What is happiness, what makes us happy, and does staying happy keep us healthy? Stella Chan is a Clinical Psychologist and lead researcher on Project Soothe which explores why some images elicit feelings of calmness and peacefulness. Catharine Ward Thompson is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art. She is Director of OPENspace research centre. Her work focuses on…
So what does your IKEA table have in common with the Queensferry Crossing? As part of the Institution of Civil Engineers 200th anniversary celebrations, engineer Cat will explain how design applies to all areas of our lives and show you that the design process that means your table safely holds up your plate of meatballs is just the same as the one that holds up your house (or that lovely new bridge). Come along Thursday 11th from 6:30pm-8pm.
Delve into a world of wizardry and science to practice spells and magical experiments, with a bottle of beer courtesy of Stewart Brewing.
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.
It is the year 2068, get creative with cardboard, paper, straws and Lego to design and build the next generation of transport. How will it move? how is it fueled,? how fast can it go? It's all up to you! Join us this Friday 12th from 2pm-3pm.
Join us for a screening of the film based on three African American women working for NASA in the 1960's followed by a discussion exploring the history of space exploration. Come along Friday 12th from 2pm-4pm.
Gain an insight to the creative process of developing new beer recipes and the colossal subject of brewing, & the physics of bubbles and foam stabiloty. With a beer or two of course! Tickets: £7.50 To book your space please go direct to the Stewart Brewing website.
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…
A hive of scientific research and discovery, right on your doorstep! A chance to see behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute, Veterinary Teaching Building, Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre and more... Meet our scientists and vets and get hands-on with fun activities for all ages. Enjoy our programme of accessible science talks from 11am, organised with the Royal Society of Biology. Dolly's cafe at The Roslin Institute will be open throughout the event for drinks, lunches and snacks.