Fun at the Midlothian Science Festival

General event

Fun at the Midlothian Science Festival

  • Event time: Starts on 5th October 2019. Runs until 19th October 2019
  • Event dates: 5th October 2019 to 19th October 2019

Event details

The Midlothian Science Festival takes place between 5 and 19 October 2019 in various venues in Midlothian. 

Students and staff from the School of Physics and Astronomy are involved in a number of fun science activities, including:

Earth, Space and Dinos

Sunday 6th October - 11am-3pm - Lasswade Community Centre

We will be running our astrobiology 'design an alien' activity.  There will also be activities delivered by colleagues from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and School of GeoSciences (University of Edinburgh) as well as other collaborators.

Games Night: Escape Room

Friday 11th October – 7pm-9pm – The Sidings Café

A night of puzzles, codes, riddles and science… work your way round 4 mini escape rooms with various themes from naming the elements to solving binary code. Only the best team work, problem solving and creative thinking will solve the games and bust you out!

Blast From the Past

Monday 14th October - 11am-3pm - National Mining Museum Scotland

This event focuses on the progression of science over the past 200 years, with a theme around Victorian Britain. We will again be running our 'design an alien' workshop, but this time with more of a theme of the science behind science fiction writers from the Victorian era, such as HG wells. Exhibitors include the Anatomical Museum, Royal Surgeons Hall, Thompson STEM Engagement, The University of Edinburgh Engineering Department, Thistle Model Makers and Fun Scientists!

Welcome to Microbe City!

Monday 14th October 3pm-5.30pm – IKEA Edinburgh

What is more disgusting than one microbe? Many microbes living together in a city! Discover more with this practical and messy session with physicists from the University of Edinburgh.

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