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October 2014

Experimental

Thu October 9, 2014 @ 16:0017:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

Fun hands on science activities.

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Go Potty for Archaeology

Thu October 9, 2014 @ 16:0017:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Learn about archaeology, handle genuine archaeological finds and make your own prehistoric-style pot to take home.

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£6.00

Stewart Brewing

Thu October 9, 2014 @ 19:3021:30
Stewart Brewing, 26a Dryden Road
Loanhead, EH20 9LZ United Kingdom

Tour, talk and tasting with Master Brewer Steve Stewart.

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Fun Science Activities

Fri October 10, 2014 @ 14:0015:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

See just how much fun everyday food can be!

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£2.00

DNA Extraction and Fluorescence

Fri October 10, 2014 @ 14:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Is the DNA for a strawberry the same colour as a kiwi fruit? Come and find out!

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£2

Be experimental

Fri October 10, 2014 @ 14:0015:30
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Science activities for children - make things that glow in the dark and look at fruit DNA.

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Camera Obscuras

Fri October 10, 2014 @ 15:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Have you ever seen the world upside down? Make a camera obscura with us and find out what it looks like!

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Chocolate Alchemy Workshop

Sat October 11, 2014 @ 13:0014:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

We will carry out experiments on chocolate to discover how physical changes affect its texture and taste!

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NeuroTheatre: ‘live’ neurosurgery

Sat October 11, 2014 @ 14:0015:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

A live spectacle of simulated brain surgery performed by Edinburgh neurosurgeons.

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£2.00

Science of Sound with Ailie Reid

Sat October 11, 2014 @ 18:3020:30
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Delve into sound by looking at the history and practice of Bel Canto singing and the use of acoustics of Rosslyn Chapel.

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£3.00

Explore the Energy Lab – Power to make things go!

Mon October 13, 2014 @ 11:3016:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Come along and be an energy engineer for the day!

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£4.00

Pinhole Photography

Mon October 13, 2014 @ 18:0020:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Build a pinhole camera, take and develop a negative then make a positive print!

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£2.00

Beauty Lab

Mon October 13, 2014 @ 19:0020:00
Newtongrange Library, St Davids
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4LG United Kingdom

Make a massage bar and learn massage technique.

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Fossil Fun

Wed October 15, 2014 @ 11:0012:15
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Learn about the most common animal and plant fossils found in the local area, get a close up view of them and even make your own plaster cast fossil.

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SCI-FUN: the Scottish Science and Technology Roadshow

Wed October 15, 2014 @ 12:0016:00
Dalkeith Library, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Try out over 50 activities at this hands-on science event from the University of Edinburgh, suitable for all ages.

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Saving the Men – The Glennie Lamp

Sat October 18, 2014 @ 14:0015:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

A free Davy Lamp Demo with an ex-miner guide.

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October 2015

Free

The Midlothian Lecture — Li-Fi

Mon October 5, 2015 @ 19:0021:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data?  Harald Haas demonstrates a device that can do exactly that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower — and do it in a way that's more efficient, secure and widespread. TIME Magazine featured his work as one of the “50 Best Inventions in 2011″ in their 28…

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Free

Turing Test – Man or Machine?

Wed October 7, 2015 @ 13:0014:00
Crystalmount Sheltered Housing Centre, Dalkeith, High Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1DQ United Kingdom
Turing Test

Can humans create a machine with the same intelligence as a human brain? In the 1940’s after contributing to the success of World War II, Alan Turing set out to do just this and developed a simple test of machine intelligence. Come and hear Dr. Mark Sprevak from Eidyn’s Research Centre talk about Alan Turing’s work and life and even try the famous Turing Test on some of the best machine intelligence. This event is open to everyone who would like to…

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October 2017

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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