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30855  2016 Edinburgh Medal celebrates astronomy

2016 Edinburgh Medal celebrates astronomy

The 2016 Edinburgh Medal will be jointly awarded to Kevin Govender and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Wednesday 30 March. The award ceremony will take place at the City Chambers as part of the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival and is given in recognition of their wide reaching contribution

Category:       Posted: 06 February 2016

12573Edinburgh's Principia Mission Launch Events

Edinburgh's Principia Mission Launch Events

To celebrate British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission launch to the International Space Station on Tuesday 15 December 2015, space themed activities and celebrations took place across the country.  Tim is the first British ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station and the first British astronaut in space

Category: Education News       Posted: 16 December 2015

12466The Abu Dhabi Science Festival celebrates five years of success

The Abu Dhabi Science Festival celebrates five years of success

The fifth annual Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) drew to a close last month after an 11 day run which attracted over 100,000 visitors. ADSF is organised by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC). It’s the region’s largest science festival and has now

Category: International News       Posted: 15 December 2015

12458Fancy being part of SciMart at EdSciFest 2016?

Fancy being part of SciMart at EdSciFest 2016?

We’re so eggcited! GastroFest - our unique mini-festival exploring the science of food and drink - is returning for the 2016 Edinburgh International Science Festival. As part of the fun we’re bringing back SciMart, our farmers’ market with a scientific twist! We are now looking for local food producers, artisans, scientists

Category: Festival News       Posted: 14 December 2015

11909Green Pencil Awards 2015

Green Pencil Awards 2015

The Reading Experiment is our programme of events that celebrates science and words. Each year we programme a variety of events that bring together science and words in very different ways and we’re looking forward to welcoming The Reading Experiment back to the Festival in 2016. Sarah Thomas, Events Developer

Category: Festival News       Posted: 02 December 2015

10754Give something back on #GivingTuesday

Give something back on #GivingTuesday

In the run up to Christmas, it’s sometimes easy to feel bombarded by sales, advertising and offers. This year, Edinburgh International Science Festival are getting involved with a project that hopes to give something back. #GivingTuesday takes place on 1 December 2015 and is a global day of giving. After

Category: Education News       Posted: 26 November 2015

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