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October 2016

Free

Chemical Transformations

Fri October 21, 2016 @ 14:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Never scared to experiment, the adventurous and able Danderhall librarians will be encouraging you to watch orange juice turn into a slushy before your very eyes! Become a master of metals by turning steel into copper and become your Granny’s favourite by turning dulled silver shiny. It could be magic..... or is it? Drop in and find out!  

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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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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

Science Gala Day

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 10:0015:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
People in library looking through a microscope

The ever popular science gala day returns, inviting you to engage with the world of science through fun activities all day.  Meet the scientists!  Come and see the 3D Printer!   Play with molecules in our virtual reality room.    Is our brain like Facebook? The social life of the electric signals in your brain: Learn about how different parts of the brain use electricity to communicate and relate to each other in a network. (age: 8+) And of course…

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October 2017

Free

Sheep to Shoulder

Mon October 16, 2017 @ 12:0015:00
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PU United Kingdom

Spin wool from fleece and braid cords from wool. Get hands-on, in this drop-in activity, learning and using the medieval processes involved in making wool. Drop-in session are running all week Mon 16 - Fri 20 October, between 12pm - 3pm Drop-in activity is included in daily Chapel ticket.

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The Robots are Coming

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 14:0019:30
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom
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Come along and experience the robotic world of the future as part of Heriot-Watt University's year of robotics 2017. Interact with our super cute robots in their own petting zoo. Help us create a humanoid robot, from individual plastic pieces to the moving robot. You can also dive into an immersive world using the latest in virtual reality technology and experience some amazing sights and sounds!

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Free

All Things Glowing

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 14:0016:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

Have some fun with fluorescence and black lights! Come along to make your own glow in the dark nightlight and some mini glow bugs.  

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Free

Digging up the Past

Tue October 17, 2017 @ 15:0016:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

See how archaeologists work and get your hands on some genuine viking artefacts!

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Free

Plastic Fantastic 3D Printing

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 15:0017:00
IKEA Edinburgh, Straiton Road
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9PW United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE: LATER TIME (than shown in printed programme) How can we make toys out of old milk bottles using more than just imagination? With a 3D printer, of course! Join us for an afternoon of recycling at its most fun as we turn your old milk bottles into cool toys using science and state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, and learn how these amazing machines work, with researchers from Heriot-Watt University.

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Bridge Building Challenge: The Test

Thu October 19, 2017 @ 14:0016:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Put your bridge to the test with local super engineer Andrew Firth, who will put your bridge through some rigorous testing!

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October 2018

Free

Science Alive

Sat October 6, 2018 @ 11:0016:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

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.

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Film: Arrival

Sat October 6, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
Temple Village Hall, Temple Village Hall
Temple Village, near Gorebridge, EH23 4SQ United Kingdom

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.

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Free

Wild Outdoor Science Gala Day – CANCELLED

Sun October 7, 2018 @ 12:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED Due to 40-50mph winds forecast for this afternoon, we have made the very tough and sad decision to cancel today's Wild Outdoor Science event. It is too unsafe to put up and use tents with such strong winds. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment or inconvenience caused. We are already thinking about rescheduling in the spring as a one-off event!   Get close-up and hands-on with really wild scientists to discover more about the environment around us…

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Free

World of Plastic

Mon October 8, 2018 @ 10:0014:00
Edinburgh College, 46 Dalhousie Road
Dalkeith, EH22 3FR United Kingdom

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…

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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

Build Your Future Car

Fri October 12, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

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.

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Free

OMG Science

Mon October 15, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Penicuik Library, 39A Carlops Rd
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9EP United Kingdom

A day filled with all kinds of science, science and more science! Use your detective skills to decipher DNA and seek out mutated cells, test out the insulation properties of different materials using thermal imaging cameras and race against the clock to produce renewable energy. Have fun learning about the science of light and sound waves, optics and illusions... and help catch 'Fred' (the germ) and create your own immune cell too. Come along Monday 15th from 11am-3pm.

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Dinos and Rocks

Wed October 17, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Explore the fascinating world of a prehistoric time. Dig deep for fossils, create your own models of geological processes such as plate tectonics and erosion, and see a glacier in action! Learn about different rocks from around the world, from high Himalayan mountains to the volcanoes of Iceland. Create your own rock pet, plant your own Jurassic fern, make your own Dino feet, and discover where in the UK you can find Dino footprints and fossils! Come along Wednesday 17th…

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October 2019

Free

Fun Science (Loanhead)

Sat October 5, 2019 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

A day filled with all kinds of science and YOU! Alongside our scientists and researchers we are inviting YOU to also come along to share a skill or hobby. Anything goes! Musical instruments, sewing, model building, wood work –  bring it along and get involved. there will of course be a whole variety of science activities including exploring the world of vaccines , delving into marine conservation, catching mini sea beasties, deciphering super computers and a HUGE selection  of 'magic…

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Free

Art in the Park

Sun October 20, 2019 @ 13:3015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join The Rangers for some colourful fun, with paints, water, wood and dough, in an Autumn park full of colour too.

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