Edinburgh International Science Festival

Light Fantastic, St Andrew Square until 28 April 2015

St Andrew Square will burst into an interactive kaleidoscope of colour every night until 28 April as the City of Edinburgh Council shines a light on the Capital’s age of enlightenment. In collaboration with the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Light Fantastic will allow passersby to ‘tweet the #LightFantastic’ and change the face of the Melville […]

Light Fantastic

REVIEW – Edinburgh City Sci-Quest, Science Festival

For our Edinburgh International Science Festival assignment today, our mini-Spotlight reporter enlisted the help of another intrepid friend and set out on an adventure using the Science Festival’s app “Edinburgh City Sci-Quest”.  You can set up an account by visiting the website for Edinburgh City Sci-Quest. There is an option to download the Android version of […]

REVIEW – Child visit to the City Art Centre / Science Festival

For young scientists, the centrepiece of the Edinburgh International Science Festival is to be found at the City Art Centre in Market Street where throughout the Festival, a series of workshops and activities is held. A top tip for visitors to the City Art Centre events is to book your chosen activity in advance. We […]

FEATURE – Pisces at the National Museum of Scotland / Edinburgh Science Festival

Suspended from the ceiling of the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, Jason Hackenwerth’s leviathan art installation Pisces is visually stunning, arresting and — given that is made from over 10,000 balloons — playful. Created in situ over the course of the last week, Hackenwerth and his assistants have created a unique and ephemeral wonder […]

FESTIVAL – Edinburgh International Science Festival, 23 March – 7 April 2013

The Edinburgh International Science Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2013 The Edinburgh International Science Festival celebrates 25 years of introducing audiences of all ages to innovative and entertaining science and is marking the occasion with a diverse programme of events over two weeks from 23 March.  The 2013 Science Festival looks forward to the […]

NEWS – Edinburgh International Science Festival programme launched

The 24th Edinburgh International Science Festival programme was set in motion today, at a launch at the National Museum of Scotland, one of the main venues being used throughout the festival. Festival Director Simon Gage attributed the scale and variety of this year’s programme to four factors. First, following the success of last year’s Festival, […]

REVIEW – Pretty Pretty Bang Bang, Science Festival


 Part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival By Freda O’Byrne An introduction by Richard Wiseman, guest curator of the Science Festival, jokingly warned us of all the possible hazards we were possibly going to face that evening – strobe effects, asthma inducing smoke clouds, explosions, raging fires but all in the pursuit of knowledge which, […]

VIDEO – April full moon

Although it wasn’t March’s ‘Supermoon’, April’s full moon was almost as impressive: We took this video from a camera in a fixed position on a tripod – the movement you see is caused by the moon’s orbit and the earth’s rotation: a suitably scientific fact seeing as it’s the Edinburgh International Science Festival! Tweet

REVIEW – The Science Behind Dog Training, Science Festival


By Freda O’Byrne The title of the lecture was ‘The science behind dog training’ and consisted of two parts; the first consisted of a powerpoint presentation on the psychology behind different approaches to dog training and the second was a demonstration by the dog stars of  Auchinlay Dog Agility Group. The evening was enthusiastically, in […]