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Principal Funders:

5th - 20th October 2013

Major Partners: AOC Archaeology Edinburgh College Midlothian Ranger Service Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre The Roslin Institute Partners: Artemis Intelligent Power EAE Distribution EDF Energy GMP Print Solutions IKEA Lab in a Lorry MacTaggart Scott

/MidlothianScienceFestival

Midlothian Tourism Forum Moredun Research Institute Onsite Generation Rosslyn Chapel Sci窶色UN Stewart Brewing Wind Prospect

@MidlothSciFest

Cover image: Ana Carvalho, Dividing Cell - Earnshaw Lab, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Midlothian Science Festival is a Registered Charity No. SC044130 Ltd. Company No. SC446006

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com


Fri 4th Oct

Crafty Science

Tue 15th Oct Mayfield

Sat 5th Oct

Plant A Tree Science Gala Day

Bonnyrigg Mayfield

Sun 6th Oct

Science In The Glen

Roslin

Mon 7th Oct Biscuit City

Dalkeith

Tue 8th Oct

Supercomputing And You DNA Origami Beauty Lab Radical Reads Smuts, Rusts And Plant Diseases

Dalkeith Danderhall Danderhall Newtongrange Vogrie

Thur 10th Oct

Discover Archaeology! Stewart Brewing

Loanhead Loanhead

Fri 11th Oct

Hand Print Tree Cooking Up Science Bouncy Ball Capers Be Experimental Dr Bunhead’s Very Dangerous Coal Show Cooking Up Science Café Invention

Dalkeith Danderhall Loanhead Newtongrange National Mining Museum Penicuik Roslin

Sat 12th Oct

Yarn Bombers BIG BANG Energy Gala day Video Star Workshop Knitting Natural Forms Pond Dipping

Newtongrange National Mining Museum Penicuik Roslin Vogrie

Sun 13th Oct

Science Alive Gala Day Cosmic Rays (Walk/Demo) Feathered Friends Feeding Time

Bonnyrigg Flotterstone Vogrie

BONNYRIGG & LASSWADE

Science Alive Gala Day Come along for fun at this busy gala day. Excavate mysterious remains, discover beastly brains, see the KIC dance show and the Chemistry Brother’s show, use our microscopes to see your cells. Lasswade Community Hub Sun 13th Oct 10:00-16:00

Wed 16th Oct

Science In The Saddle (Cycle Ride)

Roslin

Thurs 17th Oct

The Big Squeeze Solar Meadows Electric Future: Cars and Engineering Sweet Perfection Science Of Pudding Ye Olde Teatime (workshop) The Secret Life Of Herbs Ash Dieback - The Truth

Bonnyrigg Dalkeith Dalkeith Danderhall

Loanhead Newbattle Penicuik

Fri 18th Oct

Science Gala Day Danderhall Stellar Bath Bombs Loanhead (Workshop) Woodland Explorers Newbattle The Future Of Our Woodlands Newbattle Heavens Above (Stargazing) Roslin Behind The Scenes At Roslin Roslin Biocentre Meet The Cows Roslin Langhill Farm Tour

Sat 19th Oct

Genes, Brains And iPads Mini Worlds Wild Food Ramble Lego Robotics Paper Capers Science Of Stone Buildings Art In The Park

Dalkeith Gorebridge Walk Gorebridge Penicuik Roslin Vogrie

Plant A Tree

Tree planting & campfire with Marshmallows Springfield Mill All Ages FREE Sat 5th Oct 12:00-16:00

Dalkeith Danderhall Vogrie

Ticks, Viruses And Nobel Prizes (Walk) Gerry And The Breadmakers

Sponsored by

Family FREE

The Big Squeeze

Extreme science demonstration + talk Lasswade Community Hub Thu 17th Oct 15:00

12 yrs + FREE

DALKEITH Molecule Madness Hunt

Hunt the molecules in Dalkeith Town Centre Dalkeith town centre Tue 1st - Sat 20th Oct

Story Telling All Ages FREE

Biscuit City

Make a city out of biscuits, edible fun (drop in) Dalkeith Library 5 yrs + FREE Mon 7th Oct 15:30-16:30

Supercomputing And You

Hands-on activities Dalkeith Library Children and Families FREE Tues 8th Oct 13:00-18:30

Make A Hand Print Tree

Creative art activity (drop in) Dalkeith Library Fri 11th Oct 14:00-15:00

5 yrs + FREE

Sun 20th Oct

Mon 14th Oct

Storytelling Native Trees & Diseases GeoSciences Day

Solar Meadows (Tour) Dalkeith Electric Future: Dalkeith Cars And Engineering Beauty Lab Danderhall Ancient Mysteries Uncovered Loanhead Biscuit City Penicuik Rock And Roll Ramblings Vogrie (Guided Walk)

Bagatelle will entertain you with their stories Dalkeith Library Mon 14th Oct 17:00-18:00

Family FREE

Solar Meadows

Guided tour of solar meadow Edinburgh College, Dalkeith Campus 1) 15th Oct 10:30, 11:00, 12:00 2) 17th Oct 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

12+ FREE

Electric Future

Electric cars and engineering fun (drop in) Edinburgh College, Dalkeith Campus 1) 15th Oct 10:00-12:30 2) 17th Oct 14:00-16:00

12+ FREE

Genes, Brains and iPads

Talk on Neuroscience and the brain Dalkeith Library Sat 19th Oct 14:00-15:00

Adults FREE

Pentland Hills Vogrie

Dr Bunhead’s Very Dangerous Coal Show

Dr Bunhead is back. Grab your tickets now because last year totally sold out! From bubbles to bombs Dr Bunhead takes the audience on the ultimate underground science adventure culminating in an explosive coal-powered finale. Audiences will go WOW! Things will go BOOM! Some people will redecorate their underpants! National Mining Museum Fri 11th Oct 11:30 and 14:30

Family £5 (concessions £4, Family of 4 £16)

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com for additional event information


Fri 4th Oct

Crafty Science

Tue 15th Oct Mayfield

Sat 5th Oct

Plant A Tree Science Gala Day

Bonnyrigg Mayfield

Sun 6th Oct

Science In The Glen

Roslin

Mon 7th Oct Biscuit City

Dalkeith

Tue 8th Oct

Supercomputing And You DNA Origami Beauty Lab Radical Reads Smuts, Rusts And Plant Diseases

Dalkeith Danderhall Danderhall Newtongrange Vogrie

Thur 10th Oct

Discover Archaeology! Stewart Brewing

Loanhead Loanhead

Fri 11th Oct

Hand Print Tree Cooking Up Science Bouncy Ball Capers Be Experimental Dr Bunhead’s Very Dangerous Coal Show Cooking Up Science Café Invention

Dalkeith Danderhall Loanhead Newtongrange National Mining Museum Penicuik Roslin

Sat 12th Oct

Yarn Bombers BIG BANG Energy Gala day Video Star Workshop Knitting Natural Forms Pond Dipping

Newtongrange National Mining Museum Penicuik Roslin Vogrie

Sun 13th Oct

Science Alive Gala Day Cosmic Rays (Walk/Demo) Feathered Friends Feeding Time

Bonnyrigg Flotterstone Vogrie

BONNYRIGG & LASSWADE

Science Alive Gala Day Come along for fun at this busy gala day. Excavate mysterious remains, discover beastly brains, see the KIC dance show and the Chemistry Brother’s show, use our microscopes to see your cells. Lasswade Community Hub Sun 13th Oct 10:00-16:00

Wed 16th Oct

Science In The Saddle (Cycle Ride)

Roslin

Thurs 17th Oct

The Big Squeeze Solar Meadows Electric Future: Cars and Engineering Sweet Perfection Science Of Pudding Ye Olde Teatime (workshop) The Secret Life Of Herbs Ash Dieback - The Truth

Bonnyrigg Dalkeith Dalkeith Danderhall

Loanhead Newbattle Penicuik

Fri 18th Oct

Science Gala Day Danderhall Stellar Bath Bombs Loanhead (Workshop) Woodland Explorers Newbattle The Future Of Our Woodlands Newbattle Heavens Above (Stargazing) Roslin Behind The Scenes At Roslin Roslin Biocentre Meet The Cows Roslin Langhill Farm Tour

Sat 19th Oct

Genes, Brains And iPads Mini Worlds Wild Food Ramble Lego Robotics Paper Capers Science Of Stone Buildings Art In The Park

Dalkeith Gorebridge Walk Gorebridge Penicuik Roslin Vogrie

Plant A Tree

Tree planting & campfire with Marshmallows Springfield Mill All Ages FREE Sat 5th Oct 12:00-16:00

Dalkeith Danderhall Vogrie

Ticks, Viruses And Nobel Prizes (Walk) Gerry And The Breadmakers

Sponsored by

Family FREE

The Big Squeeze

Extreme science demonstration + talk Lasswade Community Hub Thu 17th Oct 15:00

12 yrs + FREE

DALKEITH Molecule Madness Hunt

Hunt the molecules in Dalkeith Town Centre Dalkeith town centre Tue 1st - Sat 20th Oct

Story Telling All Ages FREE

Biscuit City

Make a city out of biscuits, edible fun (drop in) Dalkeith Library 5 yrs + FREE Mon 7th Oct 15:30-16:30

Supercomputing And You

Hands-on activities Dalkeith Library Children and Families FREE Tues 8th Oct 13:00-18:30

Make A Hand Print Tree

Creative art activity (drop in) Dalkeith Library Fri 11th Oct 14:00-15:00

5 yrs + FREE

Sun 20th Oct

Mon 14th Oct

Storytelling Native Trees & Diseases GeoSciences Day

Solar Meadows (Tour) Dalkeith Electric Future: Dalkeith Cars And Engineering Beauty Lab Danderhall Ancient Mysteries Uncovered Loanhead Biscuit City Penicuik Rock And Roll Ramblings Vogrie (Guided Walk)

Bagatelle will entertain you with their stories Dalkeith Library Mon 14th Oct 17:00-18:00

Family FREE

Solar Meadows

Guided tour of solar meadow Edinburgh College, Dalkeith Campus 1) 15th Oct 10:30, 11:00, 12:00 2) 17th Oct 14:30, 15:00, 15:30

12+ FREE

Electric Future

Electric cars and engineering fun (drop in) Edinburgh College, Dalkeith Campus 1) 15th Oct 10:00-12:30 2) 17th Oct 14:00-16:00

12+ FREE

Genes, Brains and iPads

Talk on Neuroscience and the brain Dalkeith Library Sat 19th Oct 14:00-15:00

Adults FREE

Pentland Hills Vogrie

Dr Bunhead’s Very Dangerous Coal Show

Dr Bunhead is back. Grab your tickets now because last year totally sold out! From bubbles to bombs Dr Bunhead takes the audience on the ultimate underground science adventure culminating in an explosive coal-powered finale. Audiences will go WOW! Things will go BOOM! Some people will redecorate their underpants! National Mining Museum Fri 11th Oct 11:30 and 14:30

Family £5 (concessions £4, Family of 4 £16)

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com for additional event information


LOANHEAD

ROSLIN

Discover Archaeology

Ancient Mysteries Uncovered

Handle genuine archaeological finds with AOC Archaeology 5-11 years (under 8’s with an adult) Loanhead Library FREE Thur 10th Oct 16:00-17:00

How archaeologists unravel ancient mysteries (talk and workshop) with AOC Archaeology. Loanhead Library Adults Tue 15th Oct 19:00 FREE

Stewart Brewing

Ye Olde Teatime

Tour, talk and tasting with Master Brewer Steve Stewart Stewart Brewing Thur 10th Oct 19:30-21:30

18+ FREE

Bouncy Ball Capers

Make your own bouncy ball in this workshop Loanhead Library 8 -12 years Fri 11th Oct 15:00-16:00 £1

Use microscopes to discover what people ate in the past (workshop) with AOC Archaeology. 5-11 years (under 8’s with an adult) Loanhead Library FREE Thur 17th Oct 16:00-17:00

Stellar Bath Bombs

Make your own star bath bomb in this workshop Loanhead Library 8-12yrs Fri 18th Oct 15:00-16:00 £1

Sensory journey and herb planting Newbattle Abbey College Thu17th Oct 10:00-11:00

Woodland Explorers Families with children 4-8 years FREE

Seek out ash trees and woodland beasties Newbattle Abbey College Fri 18th Oct 13:00-17:00

All FREE

The Future Of Our Woodlands

Meet The Cows Langhill Farm Tour

Natural Knits

Heavens Above

Exhibition and workshop - bring your needles! (drop in) Roslin Library All Ages FREE Sat 12th Oct 10:30-12:30

Science In The Saddle

Stargazing at the Chapel Film, talk and telescope workshop Rosslyn Chapel Fri 18th Oct 18:30

Adults & Children 7+ FREE

Families / Adults £2

Adults FREE

Tour and discussion with chapel stone man Nic Boyes Rosslyn Chapel Families / Adults FREE Sat 19th Oct 18:30

PENICUIK

Create a video game then share it online (workshop) Penicuik Library Sat 12th Oct 5-8yrs 10:00-11:15 9-13yrs 11.30-12:45

Smuts, Rusts And Plant Diseases

Adults FREE

5yrs + FREE

Ash Dieback - The Truth

£6

Biscuit City

Make a city out of biscuits: edible fun (drop in) Penicuik Library 5yrs + Tue 15th Oct 14:00-15:30 FREE

Rock And Roll Ramble

Discover what lurks in an autumnal pond (drop in) Families with children 4-8 years Vogrie Country Park FREE Sat 12th Oct 13:00-16:00

Geological Ramblings with a Ranger and Old Rocker, 10 mile guided walk Vogrie Camp Tues 15th Oct 10:00-16:00

Feathered Friends Feeding Time

Art In The Park

Talk by Matt Elliot, Forest Research Penicuik Library Thu 17th Oct 19:30

15yrs + FREE

Paper Capers

Papermaking activities (drop in) Pen-Y-Coe Press Sat 19th Oct 11:00-16:00

Families FREE

Adults FREE

What birds order from the menu at Vogrie (drop in) All Vogrie Country Park FREE Sun 13th Oct 13:00-16:00

Gather seasonal colours & make your own art (drop in) Vogrie Country Park Family Sat 19th Oct 10.30-12:00, 13:00-16:00 FREE

Geoscience Day

Master Chef Gerry And The Breadmakers

All FREE

Tour a working 21st century farm Langhill Farm (Wellies essential) Fri 18th Oct 14:30-15:30

Science Of Stone Buildings

Video Star

Pond Dipping

Tours and talks at Roslin BioCentre, in Roslin Village Talks: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 Tours: 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30 Fri 18th Oct Adults & Children 11+ FREE

Discussion about invention and tours of the Travelling Museum of British Invention Rosslyn Chapel Families / Adults FREE Fri 11th Oct 18:30

Fun science you can do at home (drop in) Penicuk Library Fri 11th Oct 15:30-16:30

VOGRIE

A day of walks, talks and workshops (drop in) Vogrie Country Park Mon 14th Oct 10:00-16:00

Café Invention

Behind The Scenes At Roslin BioCentre

Cooking Up Science

Talk and discussion with Forestry Comission and Forest Research 14+ Newbattle Abbey College FREE Fri 18th Oct 19:00-21:00

Discover weird and wonderful species with Royal Botanic Gardens Vogrie Country Park Tue 8th Oct 10:00-16:00

Walks, workshops, demos and crafts (drop in) Roslin Glen Country Park All Ages FREE Sun 6th Oct 12:00 -16:00

Cycle ride with Roslin Institute Scientists & a Ranger (Cycle is 13.5 miles) The Roslin Institute Wed 16th Oct 10:00-16:00

NEWBATTLE The Secret Life Of Herbs

Science In The Glen

Make bread on a campfire with a chef and a scientist All Vogrie Country Park FREE Sun 20th Oct 13:00-16:00

WALKS Cosmic Rays

Wild Food Ramble

Discover Midlothian’s Nobel prize winner CTR Wilson (short walk & demonstration) Flotterstone Inn Sun 13th Oct 10:30 Adults & Children 8+

FREE

Ramble in Gore Glen with experts from Royal Botanic Gardens Gorebridge Library Sat19th Oct 11:00 All

FREE

Ticks, Viruses And Nobel Prizes

6 km guided walk with a scientist Boghall Farm Sun 20th Oct 10:00 12yrs +

FREE

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com for additional event information


LOANHEAD

ROSLIN

Discover Archaeology

Ancient Mysteries Uncovered

Handle genuine archaeological finds with AOC Archaeology 5-11 years (under 8’s with an adult) Loanhead Library FREE Thur 10th Oct 16:00-17:00

How archaeologists unravel ancient mysteries (talk and workshop) with AOC Archaeology. Loanhead Library Adults Tue 15th Oct 19:00 FREE

Stewart Brewing

Ye Olde Teatime

Tour, talk and tasting with Master Brewer Steve Stewart Stewart Brewing Thur 10th Oct 19:30-21:30

18+ FREE

Bouncy Ball Capers

Make your own bouncy ball in this workshop Loanhead Library 8 -12 years Fri 11th Oct 15:00-16:00 £1

Use microscopes to discover what people ate in the past (workshop) with AOC Archaeology. 5-11 years (under 8’s with an adult) Loanhead Library FREE Thur 17th Oct 16:00-17:00

Stellar Bath Bombs

Make your own star bath bomb in this workshop Loanhead Library 8-12yrs Fri 18th Oct 15:00-16:00 £1

Sensory journey and herb planting Newbattle Abbey College Thu17th Oct 10:00-11:00

Woodland Explorers Families with children 4-8 years FREE

Seek out ash trees and woodland beasties Newbattle Abbey College Fri 18th Oct 13:00-17:00

All FREE

The Future Of Our Woodlands

Meet The Cows Langhill Farm Tour

Natural Knits

Heavens Above

Exhibition and workshop - bring your needles! (drop in) Roslin Library All Ages FREE Sat 12th Oct 10:30-12:30

Science In The Saddle

Stargazing at the Chapel Film, talk and telescope workshop Rosslyn Chapel Fri 18th Oct 18:30

Adults & Children 7+ FREE

Families / Adults £2

Adults FREE

Tour and discussion with chapel stone man Nic Boyes Rosslyn Chapel Families / Adults FREE Sat 19th Oct 18:30

PENICUIK

Create a video game then share it online (workshop) Penicuik Library Sat 12th Oct 5-8yrs 10:00-11:15 9-13yrs 11.30-12:45

Smuts, Rusts And Plant Diseases

Adults FREE

5yrs + FREE

Ash Dieback - The Truth

£6

Biscuit City

Make a city out of biscuits: edible fun (drop in) Penicuik Library 5yrs + Tue 15th Oct 14:00-15:30 FREE

Rock And Roll Ramble

Discover what lurks in an autumnal pond (drop in) Families with children 4-8 years Vogrie Country Park FREE Sat 12th Oct 13:00-16:00

Geological Ramblings with a Ranger and Old Rocker, 10 mile guided walk Vogrie Camp Tues 15th Oct 10:00-16:00

Feathered Friends Feeding Time

Art In The Park

Talk by Matt Elliot, Forest Research Penicuik Library Thu 17th Oct 19:30

15yrs + FREE

Paper Capers

Papermaking activities (drop in) Pen-Y-Coe Press Sat 19th Oct 11:00-16:00

Families FREE

Adults FREE

What birds order from the menu at Vogrie (drop in) All Vogrie Country Park FREE Sun 13th Oct 13:00-16:00

Gather seasonal colours & make your own art (drop in) Vogrie Country Park Family Sat 19th Oct 10.30-12:00, 13:00-16:00 FREE

Geoscience Day

Master Chef Gerry And The Breadmakers

All FREE

Tour a working 21st century farm Langhill Farm (Wellies essential) Fri 18th Oct 14:30-15:30

Science Of Stone Buildings

Video Star

Pond Dipping

Tours and talks at Roslin BioCentre, in Roslin Village Talks: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 Tours: 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30 Fri 18th Oct Adults & Children 11+ FREE

Discussion about invention and tours of the Travelling Museum of British Invention Rosslyn Chapel Families / Adults FREE Fri 11th Oct 18:30

Fun science you can do at home (drop in) Penicuk Library Fri 11th Oct 15:30-16:30

VOGRIE

A day of walks, talks and workshops (drop in) Vogrie Country Park Mon 14th Oct 10:00-16:00

Café Invention

Behind The Scenes At Roslin BioCentre

Cooking Up Science

Talk and discussion with Forestry Comission and Forest Research 14+ Newbattle Abbey College FREE Fri 18th Oct 19:00-21:00

Discover weird and wonderful species with Royal Botanic Gardens Vogrie Country Park Tue 8th Oct 10:00-16:00

Walks, workshops, demos and crafts (drop in) Roslin Glen Country Park All Ages FREE Sun 6th Oct 12:00 -16:00

Cycle ride with Roslin Institute Scientists & a Ranger (Cycle is 13.5 miles) The Roslin Institute Wed 16th Oct 10:00-16:00

NEWBATTLE The Secret Life Of Herbs

Science In The Glen

Make bread on a campfire with a chef and a scientist All Vogrie Country Park FREE Sun 20th Oct 13:00-16:00

WALKS Cosmic Rays

Wild Food Ramble

Discover Midlothian’s Nobel prize winner CTR Wilson (short walk & demonstration) Flotterstone Inn Sun 13th Oct 10:30 Adults & Children 8+

FREE

Ramble in Gore Glen with experts from Royal Botanic Gardens Gorebridge Library Sat19th Oct 11:00 All

FREE

Ticks, Viruses And Nobel Prizes

6 km guided walk with a scientist Boghall Farm Sun 20th Oct 10:00 12yrs +

FREE

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com for additional event information


GOREBRIDGE

MAYFIELD

Heart Stoppers

Interactive activities about the heart (drop in) Gorebridge Library Family Mon 7th Oct 10:30-16:00 FREE

Cooking Up Science

Fun science you can do at home (drop in) Gorebridge Library Mon 14th Oct 10:30-11:30

Family FREE

Lego Robotics

Build and program your own lego robot Gorebridge Library Sat 19th Oct 5-8yrs 10:00-11:15

9-13yrs 11.30-12:45

Crafty Science

Mini Worlds

Microscope session with University of Edinburgh (drop in) All Gorebridge Library FREE Sat19th Oct 12.30-14.30

Wild Food Ramble

Ramble in Gore Glen with experts from Royal Botanic Gardens Gorebridge Library Sat19th Oct 11:00

All FREE

£6

Science Gala Day

Children FREE

Loads of drop in activities including Robo Kid, Spider Silk, microscopes and Sweet Perfection - a show about the science of puddings (3pm) Mayfield Library Families Sat 5th Oct 10:00-16:00 FREE

DANDERHALL DNA Origami

Drop-in and do some science origami Danderhall Library Tue 8th Oct 16:30-17:30

Beauty Lab 10-12yrs FREE

Cooking Up Science Hands-on fun science activities (drop in) Danderhall Library Children (Under 8’s with an adult) FREE Fri 11th Oct 14:00-15:00

NEWTONGRANGE

Native Trees & Diseases

Radical Reads

Discussion with Newtongrange book group Newtongrange Library Tuesday 8th Oct 19:00

Get crafty in the library (workshop) Mayfield Library Fri 4th Oct 14:00-15:30

Workshop by the Forestry Comission Children (Under 8’s with an adult) Danderhall Library FREE Mon 14th Oct 13:30-15:30

Adults FREE

Be Experimental!

Salty stuff, ghastly gassy creatures and much more (drop in) - Newtongrange Library 5-11yrs Fri 11th Oct 14:00-15:30 FREE

Make beauty products (workshop) Danderhall Library Tue 8th Oct & Tue 15th Oct 18:00-19:15

Adults £2

Sweet Perfection

The science of Pudding: a cooking demonstration with lovely samples to eat! Danderhall Library Adults & Children FREE Thur 17th Oct 18:00-19:15

Weird Science

Maggot racing, molecular jewellery, spider silk, and lots more (drop in) All (Under 8’s with an adult) Danderhall Library FREE Fri 18th Oct 10:00-16:00

COMPETITIONS Cake-a-licious Design a Cake competition, with the theme ‘Nature in Scotland’. Enter via your local library. Adult / child categories All FREE Deadline 18th Oct

Yarn Bombers

Get creative with the Newtongrange Crafters (drop in) Newtongrange Library All Sat 12th Oct 10:30-12:30 FREE

BLAST OFF!

Design a Rocket competition. Design, make and launch your own rocket. See website for more information and launch venues All

FREE

Come along and be an energy engineer for the day. Run experiments in the brand new Energy Lab. Learn how electricity is generated and meet The Duck and The Snake.

EXHIBITIONS

Do you understand what the future holds for the energy that heats and lights your home? Is Scotland sleepwalking into an energy crisis? Are wind farms good or bad? Is nuclear energy safe?

Danderhall Library

Join us for hands-on activities and find out about local employers and ideas for work experience.

National Mining Museum Sat 12th Oct

10:00-16:00

FREE

Showcasing science that originates from Midlothian 7th-18th Oct Library hours

Archaeological Detectives

Display and activities using scenarios from popular books 7th-19th Oct Library hours

Moving Forward From Ash Dieback

Travelling exhibition from Royal Botanic Gardens 5th-20th Oct Library hours

From The Moon To Midlothian

Genuine moon rocks brought back to Earth in an astronaut’s pocket

Loanhead Library Penicuik Library

See website for locations and times

Don’t forget to get a ticket for the amazing Chemistry Show. Cafe and refreshments available.

All

Great Scientists of Midlothian

Family FREE

Travelling Museum Of British Invention World Premiere of drop in interactive tour on a bus See website for locations and times

All

FREE

PR WO EM RLD IE RE

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com for additional event information


GOREBRIDGE

MAYFIELD

Heart Stoppers

Interactive activities about the heart (drop in) Gorebridge Library Family Mon 7th Oct 10:30-16:00 FREE

Cooking Up Science

Fun science you can do at home (drop in) Gorebridge Library Mon 14th Oct 10:30-11:30

Family FREE

Lego Robotics

Build and program your own lego robot Gorebridge Library Sat 19th Oct 5-8yrs 10:00-11:15

9-13yrs 11.30-12:45

Crafty Science

Mini Worlds

Microscope session with University of Edinburgh (drop in) All Gorebridge Library FREE Sat19th Oct 12.30-14.30

Wild Food Ramble

Ramble in Gore Glen with experts from Royal Botanic Gardens Gorebridge Library Sat19th Oct 11:00

All FREE

£6

Science Gala Day

Children FREE

Loads of drop in activities including Robo Kid, Spider Silk, microscopes and Sweet Perfection - a show about the science of puddings (3pm) Mayfield Library Families Sat 5th Oct 10:00-16:00 FREE

DANDERHALL DNA Origami

Drop-in and do some science origami Danderhall Library Tue 8th Oct 16:30-17:30

Beauty Lab 10-12yrs FREE

Cooking Up Science Hands-on fun science activities (drop in) Danderhall Library Children (Under 8’s with an adult) FREE Fri 11th Oct 14:00-15:00

NEWTONGRANGE

Native Trees & Diseases

Radical Reads

Discussion with Newtongrange book group Newtongrange Library Tuesday 8th Oct 19:00

Get crafty in the library (workshop) Mayfield Library Fri 4th Oct 14:00-15:30

Workshop by the Forestry Comission Children (Under 8’s with an adult) Danderhall Library FREE Mon 14th Oct 13:30-15:30

Adults FREE

Be Experimental!

Salty stuff, ghastly gassy creatures and much more (drop in) - Newtongrange Library 5-11yrs Fri 11th Oct 14:00-15:30 FREE

Make beauty products (workshop) Danderhall Library Tue 8th Oct & Tue 15th Oct 18:00-19:15

Adults £2

Sweet Perfection

The science of Pudding: a cooking demonstration with lovely samples to eat! Danderhall Library Adults & Children FREE Thur 17th Oct 18:00-19:15

Weird Science

Maggot racing, molecular jewellery, spider silk, and lots more (drop in) All (Under 8’s with an adult) Danderhall Library FREE Fri 18th Oct 10:00-16:00

COMPETITIONS Cake-a-licious Design a Cake competition, with the theme ‘Nature in Scotland’. Enter via your local library. Adult / child categories All FREE Deadline 18th Oct

Yarn Bombers

Get creative with the Newtongrange Crafters (drop in) Newtongrange Library All Sat 12th Oct 10:30-12:30 FREE

BLAST OFF!

Design a Rocket competition. Design, make and launch your own rocket. See website for more information and launch venues All

FREE

Come along and be an energy engineer for the day. Run experiments in the brand new Energy Lab. Learn how electricity is generated and meet The Duck and The Snake.

EXHIBITIONS

Do you understand what the future holds for the energy that heats and lights your home? Is Scotland sleepwalking into an energy crisis? Are wind farms good or bad? Is nuclear energy safe?

Danderhall Library

Join us for hands-on activities and find out about local employers and ideas for work experience.

National Mining Museum Sat 12th Oct

10:00-16:00

FREE

Showcasing science that originates from Midlothian 7th-18th Oct Library hours

Archaeological Detectives

Display and activities using scenarios from popular books 7th-19th Oct Library hours

Moving Forward From Ash Dieback

Travelling exhibition from Royal Botanic Gardens 5th-20th Oct Library hours

From The Moon To Midlothian

Genuine moon rocks brought back to Earth in an astronaut’s pocket

Loanhead Library Penicuik Library

See website for locations and times

Don’t forget to get a ticket for the amazing Chemistry Show. Cafe and refreshments available.

All

Great Scientists of Midlothian

Family FREE

Travelling Museum Of British Invention World Premiere of drop in interactive tour on a bus See website for locations and times

All

FREE

PR WO EM RLD IE RE

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com for additional event information


Principal Funders:

5th - 20th October 2013

Major Partners: AOC Archaeology Edinburgh College Midlothian Ranger Service Royal Observatory Edinburgh Visitor Centre The Roslin Institute Partners: Artemis Intelligent Power EAE Distribution EDF Energy GMP Print Solutions IKEA Lab in a Lorry MacTaggart Scott

/MidlothianScienceFestival

Midlothian Tourism Forum Moredun Research Institute Onsite Generation Rosslyn Chapel Sci窶色UN Stewart Brewing Wind Prospect

@MidlothSciFest

Cover image: Ana Carvalho, Dividing Cell - Earnshaw Lab, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology Midlothian Science Festival is a Registered Charity No. SC044130 Ltd. Company No. SC446006

www.midlothiansciencefestival.com


Midlothian science festival programme