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Midlothian Science Festival

October 2019

Silent Disco

October 5 @ 19:0021:00
Glencorse Centre, 4 Firth Road
Auchendinny, EH26 0QZ United Kingdom

Back again for 2019 Dance like no one is watching or listening at our silent disco.  With lots of fun activities exploring music production, music technology and the science behind music too! We also need your help to create the playlist! What gets you on the dancefloor?  

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£3 – £6

Film Screening: First Man

October 5 @ 19:3021:30
Temple Village Hall, Temple Village Hall
Temple Village, near Gorebridge, EH23 4SQ United Kingdom

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for a screening of the film about the life of Neil Armstrong, followed by a Q&A about Scottish space exploration.

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Free

Dinos, Earth and Space

October 6 @ 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

Light Lines Workshop

October 6 @ 11:0015:00
Lasswade Library, 19 Eskdale Drive
Bonnyrigg, Midlothian EH19 2LA United Kingdom

Draw with light using UV torches, experiment with colour shadows and experience the world from a different viewpoint using upside-down goggles! Uncover the mysteries of light through a series of amazing experiments. Discover how to split white light to reveal the full colour spectrum using prisms. Use torches to mix colours together to make white light. Draw pictures and uncover hidden symbols using ultra violet light energy. Learn how to bend and reflect light using convex lenses and mirrors. Hear…

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Free

Geocaching

October 6 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

The techno way to treasure hunt with GPS / phone in hand. There are over 2212 caches around Dalkeith alone and millions all over the world. Come along and see how it happen and get involved!

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Free

Crazy Reactions Show

October 7 @ 16:0017:00
One Dalkeith, 21 Eskdaill Court
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 1AG United Kingdom

Get ready for a the craziest chemistry show yet! Who knows what amazing reactions the Fun Scientist will have up his sleeve???  

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Free

Chemical Energy: Glow Sticks

October 7 @ 16:0017:00
Danderhall Library, 1a Campview
Danderhall , Midlothian EH22 1QD United Kingdom

Join Heriot-Watt's Chemistry Society to Learn about different types of chemical energy, how we can fast track reactions and make your very own glow stick too!  

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Free

Star Scouts

October 7 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Join us for tour of the night sky and some space themed fun! With activities from youngsters from Midlothian Scouts and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor activities will take place weather permitting. If there is bad weather then alternative indoor activities will take place in the Gatehouse classroom. In the case of prolonged/severe bad weather, the event may end early or need to be cancelled. In the unlikely event we need to cancel we will use the email…

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Free

Shake It Up

October 8 @ 16:0017:00
Gorebridge Library, 98 Hunterfield Road
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4TT United Kingdom

Make a 'Galaxy in a bottle' in this hands on workshop exploring the science of density and solubility of liquids. Just add glitter!  

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Free

Blast From The Past!

October 14 @ 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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