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Science Festival at the National Museum of Scotland 6-21 April

The National Museum of Scotland will be packed full with science of all shapes and sizes as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival.

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, the 2019 festival will celebrate the theme of Frontiers, exploring the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of adventure that drives science, technology, engineering and maths. Enjoy hands-on workshops, shows and a whole host of activities for all ages.

Science Festival events:

Spotlight On: Microscopes:
Thu 11 Apr, National Museum of Scotland
Curator Julie Gibb explains the development of the microscope from the 18th century to the present day, through the makers and users of an instrument that has been fundamental to uncovering invisible worlds and our understanding of the natural world for over 350 years.

Early Doors for Autism: Build and Break:
Mon 15 & Tue 16 Apr, National Museum of Scotland
Join us at pre-public opening sessions for autistic children and their families and take part in inventive free play sessions. From creating and building massive structures with construction blocks to exploring pieces of electronics and tech, families can get hands-on with the world of science.

The Future is Robot:
Tue 16 Apr, National Museum of Scotland
What does our future with robots look like? What role will they play in our lives? Join Timandra Harkness, comedian and broadcaster, to delve into how data and algorithms determine a robot's purpose and our interactions with them. In this talk we will take a closer look at some of the humanoid robots featured in our Robots exhibition.

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