Introducing the world's first long-term Curated Scientist-in-Residence Programme in a shopping center, Ocean Terminal in Leith, Scotland.
Featuring free science and art activities, Informal discussions over tea and biscuits at the Living Memory Association with local Scientists, a hacked Lab Unit in the middle of the mall for hands-on experiments and roaming Scientists Busking with science tricks once a month.
In between our events, the unit serves as a Leith Community Science Postbox, including an exhibition, science news and postcards for shoppers to post their questions about science. If you have a question about science you've always wondered about, send us a message, #LeithLabs tweet, post on our facebook page or just come along in person and we'll do our best to point you in the right direction, put you in touch with local scientists directly or theme a Leith Lab exploring your ideas.
Our next event:
1 April: Leith Labs Explores Mind & Matter
Drop-in this Leith Labs to learn all about Mind & Matter - from getting your hands on the pulsating atoms of a Plasma Ball, all the the way to getting a feel of your brain and then seeing your own brainwaves with a real EEG! Activities are all free, no need to book, just come along between 12 - 4PM and bring your science questions! This Leith Labs is part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival #GetConnected Programme
Leith Labs has been kindly funded by the Physiological Society and the EU Researchers Night, with in-kind support from Ocean Terminal, Science Ceilidh, Fun Palaces and Eureka Edinburgh. Photos: Chris Scott.