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Robert Boyle Science Festival - Science Week 2016

The Robert Boyle Science Festival celebrates SFI's National Science Week in the South-East. It features a variety of workshops, activities, shows and more for schools and the general public.
When Nov 13, 2016 12:00 PM to
Nov 20, 2016 05:00 PM
Where South East - Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary
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EVENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Monday, 14th November 2016

Sherlock Holmes to CSI - The changing role of science in crime

Dr Sheila Willis, Head of Forensic Science Ireland

Sherlock Holmes to CSI to forensic science in real life right here in Ireland. The role of science in crime investigation has changed - and not only on screen: Dr Sheila Willis, Director General of FSI, is giving an insight into the fascinating world of forensic science and the development of forensic science in crime investigation over the years.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Times: 7.00 – 8.00 pm

 

Wednesday, 16th November 2016

The Bubble Show

London Science Museum

Explore the wonderful world of bubbles with the London Science Museum. The interactive show features bubbles of all sizes - some are large enough for a human to step in!

This show is suitable for families and children (primary school).

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time:  07.00 – 08.00 pm

 

Thursday, 17th November 2016

Variability in Colour Vision: Genetics, Healthy Aging and Disease

Prof John L Barbur

Significant advances in our understanding of the genetics of colour vision make it possible to account for a great deal of the observed variability in both ‘normal’ trichromatic colour vision and in congenital deficiency. As a result, colour assessment and accurate grading of the severity of colour vision loss have become more important in healthcare and within visually-demanding occupations. In this lecture, Prof Barbur, City University, London, introduces the audience to current approaches and presents the latest findings and results of extensive clinical studies.

Location: WIT F03

Time:  6.30 – 7.30 pm

 

LISMORE HERITAGE CENTRE

Sunday, 13th November 2016

Lismore Sunday Funday for Families

The Robert Boyle Science Festival is kicking off with an exciting science fun day for families in Lismore. The event offers a number of different events for all ages and all interests - from amazing hands-on science experiments to maths based demonstrations, puzzles and activities. One of the many highlights of the day is a science themed show where no jelly baby, Barbie doll or paint tin is safe: It's a Material World, presented by the London Science Museum, will be on at 2.30 pm and 3.45 pm!

Location: Lismore Heritage Centre, Lismore

Time:      12.00 – 5.00 pm

 

EVENTS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Tuesday, 15th November 2016

The Science of Colour

Dr Sheila Donegan

Learn about the chemistry behind colour with WIT chemistry lecturer Dr Sheila Donegan. This fun, hands-on workshop demonstrates how plants and animals use colour.

Location: WIT – Meeting point: WIT Atrium

Times: 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm

 

Wednesday, 16th November 2016

The Bubble Show

London Science Museum

Explore the wonderful world of bubbles with the London Science Museum. The interactive show features bubbles of all sizes - some are large enough for a human to step in!

Location: WIT Auditorium

Times:  9.45 am, 11.15 am


Art & Science

Cordula Weiss

Science and art - an unlikely combination? You will think differently after this workshop with Cordula Weiss, WIT: use science to create your own artworks and learn about crystals, colours and more.

Location: WIT – Meeting point: WIT Atrium

Times: 10.00 am, 11.30 am


The Science of Bubbles

Milo Ramellini (primary 5th, 6th)

Milo Ramellini from the Museum of Mathematics of Catalonia captures the audience with a dazzling show. See how he makes bubbles twist and turn and spin, and watch him performing some mind-blowing bubble magic - while learning about surface tension and the geometry of bubbles.

Location: WIT F03

Time: 12.45 pm

 

Thursday, 17th November 2016

Out of Africa

This brilliant presentation will introduce you to a new world - be prepared to learn and have fun at once in this exciting show.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Times:  9.45 am, 11.30 am


Crystal Clear - The Science of Crystals

Cordula Weiss

Make your own sparkling crystals, watch them grow and take shape! This workshop with Cordula Weiss, WIT, gives a brief hands-on intorduction to the fascinating world of crystals.

Location: WIT – Meeting point: WIT Atrium

Time: 10.00 am

 

The Science of Bubbles (primary 5th, 6th)

Milo Ramellini

Milo Ramellini from the Museum of Mathematics of Catalonia captures the audience with a dazzling show. See how he makes bubbles twist and turn and spin, and watch him performing some mind-blowing bubble magic - while learning about surface tension and the geometry of bubbles.

Location: WIT F03

Time: 12.45 pm

 

Friday, 18th November 2016

It’s a Material World (primary 5th, 6th)

London Science Museum

This exciting show, presented by the London Science Museum, takes the audience on a journey through the world of materials and answers all important questions: What is the world around us made of? What’s the difference between elements, molecules and compounds? How do you make a jelly baby scream? The London Science Museum will tell you!

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time:  9.45 am

 

DUNGARVAN TOWN HALL THEATRE

Tuesday, 15th November 2016

It’s a Material World

London Science Museum

This exciting show, presented by the London Science Museum, takes the audience on a journey through the world of materials and answers all important questions: What is the world around us made of? What’s the difference between elements, molecules and compounds? How do you make a jelly baby scream? The London Science Museum will tell you!

Location: Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre

Times:  9.45 am, 11.15 am

 

EVENTS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Thursday, 10th November 2016

Dynamic DNA (Junior Cycle)

Dr Cas Kramer

Dr Cas Kramer explains the structure of our DNA in an interactive, lighthearted lecture. What is DNA, where does your DNA come from, and what does your DNA do? Explore the molecule of life, take part in an interactive experiment and learn about the role of DNA in genetics.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 10.00 am, 12.00 am

 

Monday, 14th November 2016

Chemistry Magic

Dr Michael Breen, Andrew Quigley, Cordula Weiss

Chemistry is an experimental subject, and what can be more stimulating than a chemical demonstration using memorable visual experiments? WIT Department of Science hopes to capture the audience by the excitement of chemistry.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 10.00 am

FSI CSI Irish Style

Dr Sheila Willis, Director General FSI

CSI - not just on screen but in real life and right here in Ireland: that's the Forensic Science Ireland. Dr Sheila Willis, Director General of Forensic Science Ireland, is giving an insight into the fascinating world of forensic science.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 12.00 pm

 

The SET Game (Junior Cycle)

Dr Aoife Hennessy

This exciting workshop by Dr Aoife Hennessy, maths lecturer at WIT, revolves around a challenging and enjoyable card game with a rich mathematical structure. Participants will explore the combinatorial links that arise through this challenging game and strengthen their counting skills, which play a large role in problem solving. This topic has strong links to the Junior Certificate syllabus

Location: WIT – meeting point: WIT Atrium

Times: 12.30 pm, 1.45 pm

 

Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Isaac Newton: His physics and life

Dr Gabriel Gallagher

Isaac Newton is arguably the greatest scientist of all time. He was also a difficult man; at times much more interested in alchemy, religion and revenge than in mathematics or physics. This talk by Gabriel Gallagher, WIT, aims to provide those present with an understanding of his major breakthroughs in physics (laws of motion, gravity and optics) while also giving them an appreciation of the complex man behind these achievements.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 10.00 am

Physics EXPO: Shaping your Future with Physics (Senior Cycle)

The wide variety of career opportunities that are available to physics graduates will be outlined. Speakers from a range of industry sectors, all of whom are physics graduates, will talk about their career path. .

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 11.15 am – 1.00 pm

 

The Science of Bubbles (Junior Cycle)

Milo Ramellini

Milo Ramellini from the Museum of Mathematics of Catalonia captures the audience with a dazzling show. See how he makes bubbles twist and turn and spin, and watch him performing some mind-blowing bubble magic - while learning about surface tension and the geometry of bubbles.

Location: WIT F02

Time: 12.45 pm

 

Thursday, 17th November 2016

Station X: World War 2, Secret Codes, Enigma and Colossus (Senior Cycle)

Rob O’Connor

The story of electronic information first being used as a weapon in warfare: How a band of misfit mathematicians, engineers and codebreakers helped win World War 2 and kickstarted the computer industry.

Location: WIT – meeting point: WIT Atrium

Time: 10.15 am

 

Out of Africa

This brilliant presentation will introduce you to a new world - be prepared to learn and have fun at once in this exciting show.

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 1.00 pm

 

Friday, 18th November 2016

It’s a Material World (Junior Cycle)

London Science Museum

This exciting show, presented by the London Science Museum, takes the audience on a journey through the world of materials and answers all important questions: What is the world around us made of? What’s the difference between elements, molecules and compounds? How do you make a jelly baby scream? The London Science Museum will tell you!

Location: WIT Auditorium

Time: 11.15 am


DUNGARVAN TOWN HALL THEATRE

Tuesday, 15th November 2016

It’s a Material World (Junior Cycle)

London Science Museum

This exciting show, presented by the London Science Museum, takes the audience on a journey through the world of materials and answers all important questions: What is the world around us made of? What’s the difference between elements, molecules and compounds? How do you make a jelly baby scream? The London Science Museum will tell you!

Location: Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre

Time: 12.45 pm

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