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October 2017

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Sat October 14, 2017 @ 12:0016:00

Visit the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus and see behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Meet our scientists and vets, hear about their work, take a tour of our buildings and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for all ages. Both The Roslin Institute Building and the Veterinary Teaching Building will be open to visitors, so allow plenty of time to see and do everything! Dolly’s café at The Roslin…

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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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Dalkeith Science Gala Day

Wed October 18, 2017 @ 11:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom
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Roll Up, Roll Up and prepare for some mind-boggling and mind-blowing science! Explore how we see colour, discover how holograms work and make your very own blueprint using UV light. Also, help save the planet and build a renewable city, make a mini wind-turbine and see how right here in Midlothian we convert “trash to gas”.

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Mayfield Science Gala Day

Fri October 20, 2017 @ 13:0016:00
Mayfield Library, Stone Avenue, Mayfield,
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5PB United Kingdom
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You’re invited to a world of science fun and wonder. How does your brain work? How do light and sound waves travel? What is a super computer? How does 3D printing work?  How do we fight disease? All this and more will be explored and answered throughout the day. And sssshhhh... don't tell anyone, but we will also show you how to write secret messages using science!

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Dinos and Rocks Gala day

Sat October 21, 2017 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom
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Get ready for a prehistoric adventure at Loanhead Library. Dig for dinosaur bones, plant and take home your very own Jurassic Fern, make life sized dinosaur footprints and also meet Mr Fossil and his vast collecting on real fossils. Create your own mini demonstrations of global processes such as plate tectonics and erosion and discover how the Earth has changed over 4.5 billion years. Build your own 3D landscape and of course, not forgetting everyone’s favourite create your very own…

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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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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

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Sat October 13, 2018 @ 11:0016:00
Easter Bush Campus, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush Campus
Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG United Kingdom

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.

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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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Free

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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Free

Tiny Tots Science – Experiments For Under 5’s

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 10:0014:00
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

A chance for your littlest scientists to play, explore, learn, and maybe get a little messy too! There will be a giant bubble making and lots to squash and squeeze in our sensory boxes. A chance to play with real science equipment in our water lab, and magnifying glasses to explore the even smaller world around us. Teddy Bear Hospital will also be coming to teach you how to keep your (and teddy's!) body strong and healthy. Drop-in Thursday 18th…

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Free

Lets Rocket to Space

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Attention to all crews! We are taking off to Outer Space! Be prepared to build and launch your own rocket. Use infra-red cameras to test how cold/warm the universe is and examine meteorites to see if there is any life out there. Find out more about designing satellites, probes and rovers for space exploration. And get your bearings using the stars in the night sky. Strap yourselves in tight and we will blast away! Drop-in on Friday 19th from 11am-3pm.

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Free

Feel Good Science

Sat October 20, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library, George Avenue
Loanhead, Midlothian EH20 9HD United Kingdom

A day dedicated to you... Your health, happiness and well-being. Discover how your body fights disease and repairs itself, try out our animated 3D anatomy t-shirts that take you right inside your body, and learn more about your diet and food groups too. Pedal yourself a scrummy smoothie, relax with some yoga or have a giggle with body bingo! And there will be various mini fitness tests on the day too, including reaction speed, flexibility and strength tests. Come along…

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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

Dinos, Earth and Space

Sun October 6, 2019 @ 11:0015:00
Lasswade Centre, 11 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

Calling all space and dinosaur fans! Start by blasting up to space exploring the wonders of our solar system, including whizzing meteorites, planets and stars! Take part in activities to search for life beyond Earth and learn about the planet we call home. Later dive back down to Earth and explore the exciting history of our planet from blasting volcanoes and earthquakes, to extinct dinosaurs from the Jurassic! It will be out of this world!

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Free

Blast From The Past!

Mon October 14, 2019 @ 11:0015:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

Step back into Victorian times and learn about cutting edge scientific discoveries over the past 200 years! Play with plasma balls, steam ahead and learn about engineering, meddle with Victorian medicine and take a peek into the science behind science-fiction. With a fantastic free show, ‘The Amazing Science of Candles’, it's one not to be missed!

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Free

Tiny Tots

Thu October 17, 2019 @ 10:0014:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre, 2 White Hart Street
Dalkeith, EH22 1AE United Kingdom

Bring your smallest scientists along to this event designed especially for the under-5s! There’s a whole host of experiments just waiting to be explored, so use your eyes, ears, hands and even your noses to explore! Activities will include colour-change painting, gigantic bubbles, and catching rainbows amongst others. Small Stories will also be visiting, bringing their cosy story tent along, so get ready to settle in with them to learn about the world around us. Its going to get messy…

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Free

Science Alive

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 11:0016:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

What does a burying beetle look like close up? How do cells grow and multiply? Join us on a journey exploration to find out what is so amazing about the science of life. Use our microscopes to make your own discoveries, find out how our body fights disease, make your own science art to take home, and try out many other hands on activities!

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