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Connecting with Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017

Science Festival 2017 drew to a close on Easter Sunday after more than two weeks of hands-on activities, discussions, workshops, exhibitions and special events for audiences of all ages.

This year, we invited audiences to Get Connected… to science, to each other and to the global community as we explored what it means to live in the Information Age and considered the sustainable future we want to inhabit.

Highlights from this year’s packed programme included the interactive exhibition Play On at the National Museum of Scotland, Moments in Time, four immersive police boxes celebrating the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology and exploring Scotland’s rich scientific tradition, and corduroy-clad London-based outfit Public Service Broadcasting performing their album The Race for Space live at the Usher Hall on Yuri’s Night.

Watch the Festival highlights here:

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 was powered by EDF Energy in the first year of a three-year partnership that enables us to expand the reach of our activities and deliver world-class events.

The world’s first and Europe’s biggest science festival was also part of the Edinburgh festivals’ 70th anniversary celebrations of the city’s spirit of enlightenment, and cultural, creative and scientific excellence.

In 2018, the Science Festival’s 30th edition will take place from 31 March–15 April. The programme with explore Life, the Universe and Everything, celebrating the wonder and diversity of life and the role we all have to play in ensuring our future on this planet and beyond is a bright one.