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Science Week Events Overview

When Nov 09, 2014 12:00 PM to
Nov 14, 2014 02:00 PM
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As well as extensive array of schools events from shows and performances to lectures and workshops, there are a number of Science Week events available to the general public during the Robert Boyle Science Festival also.

All events are FREE but Booking for WIT Auditorium events is required through the supplied contact details.

Sunday November 9th at 12pm. Lismore Heritage Centre.

Family Science Day (suitable for families/general public)

Get hands on with amazing science experiments showcasing the power of science. Lismore Heritage Centre will play host to a variety of science activities, puzzles and much more, including The Boyle Show and an appearance from the London Science Museum!

Monday November 10th at 7pm. Waterford IT Auditorium.

The King Under the Carpark, Where Science Meets History (suitable for general public/older children)

In August 2012, the University of Leicester in the UK, in collaboration with others,
began one of the most ambitious archaeological projects ever attempted: no less than
a search for the lost grave of King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle. Incredibly,
the excavation of a Leicester car park uncovered not only the friary of Grey Friars, but also a
battle-scarred skeleton with spinal curvature. In February 2013, the University of Leicester
announced to the world's press that these were in fact the remains of King Richard III. Dr Cas Kramer from the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester will give a public talk about the Grey Friars project and the science behind this amazing discovery.

Tuesday November 11th at 7pm. Waterford IT Auditorium.

The Bubble Show from The London Science Museum (suitable for families)

The Bubble Show is an ever popular exploration of shapes, and spatial awareness- lots of fun to be had for children of all ages at this introductory science show.

Wednesday November 12th at 7pm. Waterford IT Auditorium.

Danger! High Voltage! From the London Science Museum (suitable for families)

The London Science Museum continue their trend of amazing shows for all ages with this hair-raising exploration of electricity and magnetism.

Thursday November 13th at 7pm. Waterford IT Auditorium.

Einstein and the Big Bang with Dr Cormac O Raifeartaigh (suitable for adult members of the general public)

Dr O Raifeartaigh recently unearthed an Einstein manuscript that challenged public perception of the great scientist. Join him for a fascinating insight in Einstein's world, his theories and the greater universe.

 

 

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There is also an extensive schools programme for Science Week 2014. All places have been fully booked.

Primary School Shows


Danger! High Voltage with the London Science Museum

The London Science Museum present a hair-raising show on the power of electricity and magnetism

Monday November 10th- 9.45, 11.15 & 13.00


Think Differently with Paul McRory.

Welcome to the mysterious world of the science magician where nothing is quite as it seems – where tins appear to defy gravity and roll uphill; metal rods sing; water seems to remain inside an upside-down glass; jenga blocks behave in extraordinary ways; and borrowed £20 notes refuse to burn !

Tuesday November 11th- 9.45

 

The Boyle Show with Eoin Gill

Meet famous 17th century scientists (and Waterford native) Robert Boyle and discover the mysteries of his scientific wonders!

Wednesday November 12th- 10.30

 

The FUNdamentals of Science with Eoin Gill

Join Eoin Gill of CALMAST, Waterford IT's award winning science outreach team for a cool, electrifying and explosive exploration of science!

Thursday November 13th- 10.30

 

The Bubble Show with The London Science Museum

Learn about shapes and spatial awareness with this interactive and hugely entertaining science show!

Friday November 14th- 9.45, 11.15, 13.00


Primary School Workshops

Discovering DNA Workshop with Brendan Kennedy

Explore the science of genetics, extract your own DNA and learn about the structure of DNA by making a take-home model!

Tuesday November 11th- 12.00

Thursday November 12th- 12.00

 

The Science of Colour with Dr Sheila Donegan

Learn about the science of colour through hands on chemistry and physics workshops.

Friday November 14th- 10.00 & 12.00

 

Primary School Events in Lismore & Dungarvan

Danger! High Voltage with the London Science Museum at Lismore Heritage Centre

The London Science Museum present a hair-raising show on the power of electricity and magnetism

Tuesday November 11th- 9.45, 11.15 & 13.00

 

The Bubble Show with the London Science Museum at Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre

Explore the wonderful world of bubbles and learn some fun science with the ever popular annual visit to Dungarvan Town Hall Theatre.

Wednesday November 12th- 10.00, 11.30, 13.00

 

Secondary School Events- Junior Cycle

Think Differently with Paul McRory.

Welcome to the mysterious world of the science magician where nothing is quite as it seems – where tins appear to defy gravity and roll uphill; metal rods sing; water seems to remain inside an upside-down glass; jenga blocks behave in extraordinary ways; and borrowed £20 notes refuse to burn !

Tuesday November 11th- 11.15 & 13.00

 

The Boyle Show with Eoin Gill

Meet famous 17th century scientists (and Waterford native) Robert Boyle and discover the mysteries of his scientific wonders!

Wednesday November 12th- 12.30

The FUNdamentals of Science with Eoin Gill

Join Eoin Gill of CALMAST, Waterford IT's award winning science outreach team for a cool, electrifying and explosive exploration of science!

Thursday November 13th- 12.30

Secondary School Events- Senior Cycle
Dynamic DNA- Learn all about DNA: The Double Helix and the Molecule of Life with Dr Cas Kramer, University of Leicester

An interactive, lighthearted lecture about DNA and genetics. 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 solving crime and the genetics of biological clocks!
Monday November 10th- 10.30, 12.15

Computer and Cars with Brendan Jackman and Frank Walsh, WIT

A workshop exploring the use of computers in vehicle motion. In this presentation the WIT Automotive Control Group will explain how vehicle networks similar to the Internet are used in cars to control everything from engine operation to central locking to the information displayed on the dashboard.  They will also describe some of the exciting new trends in networking cars to each other as well as roadside units such as signs and traffic lights.  The presentation will also include a live demonstration of vehicle networks in operation and a behind-the-scenes look at some high-tech car components from top-of-the-range Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.
Thursday November 13th- 10.15

The Bizarre World of Quantium Mechanics- The Nature of Reality with Dr Gabriel Gallagher, WIT

Most of us have a fairly common-sense view of how the world works. In physics terms, this is founded on Newton’s laws of mechanics. In the early part of the 20th century, this common sense view was shown to be little more than an illusion and that the reality of our quantum world is much, much stranger than fiction. Quantum mechanics is a weird, counter-intuitive theory which allows for an electron to be in many places at the one time and for a cat to be simultaneously alive and dead. In this talk, I will endeavour to outline some of the stranger aspects of quantum mechanics and explain how this unusual theory came to underpin our modern society.
Thursday November 13th- 11.45

STEAMdream
STEAMdream is a digital media experience brought to life by the Applied Robotics Group, Digital Media and Educational Technology at Waterford IT. Witness every-day objects comes to life in this unique merging of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.
Running from November 10th-14th in WIT Atrium.