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Southeast Science Festival 2017

Calmast coordinates National Science Week events in the South East. Events will run at WIT and at schools and venues across the Region.
When Nov 06, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 19, 2017 05:00 PM
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Sunday 12th November

Sunday Funday for Families

Various performers and hands-on science activities

Lismore Heritage Centre

14:00-17:00

The town of Lismore is hosting an exciting day long festival for families as part of the Southeast Science Festival and National Science Week. On the day, visitors are welcome to participate in a number of different events for all ages including hands-on science and maths activities. In addition, James Soper, the Juggling Scientist, will perform on stage and Caroline Ainslie will engage the younger audience in bubbly maths activities.

The Real Science of the Circus with James Soper

The Real Science of the Circus is a live science show like no other. Performed by James Soper, the juggling scientist, the show is a spectacular combination of top quality circus skill and science education. Spectacular juggling and balancing tricks are used together with lots of volunteer help to show how forces work and combine when real circus performers show off their skill.

Bubbly Maths with Caroline Ainslie

Caroline Ainslie - aka Bubblz the Mathematical Clown - brings laughter and games to rich mathematical activities. In an audience engaging show Caroline covers topics such as shape, space, problem solving and mathematical thinking. All activities involve either giant balloon shapes or soap bubbles.

 

Monday 13th November

 

The Bubble Show

London Science Museum

Waterford Institute of Technology (Auditorium)

18:30-19:30

Booking and info: 051 30 2037, 051 84 5575

The Bubble Show is the London Science Museum’s most popular show. This amazing spectacle features bubbles of all sizes going up, down, this way, that way, and all over the place… with a little help from the audience! Find out the secret Science Museum bubble recipe, learn how certain materials can change the way others behave, and step inside the famous human bubble.

 

Wednesday 15th November

 

The Role of Nutrition for Vision in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Prof John Nolan, Nutrition Research Centre Ireland

Waterford Institute of Technology (F03)

19:00-20:00

Booking and info: 051 30 2037, 051 84 5575

The lecture will discuss the link between nutrition and enhancement of human function, with emphasis on how dietary pigments, known as carotenoids, enhance vision and cognitive function for the general population. The importance of nutrition for age-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and Alzheimer’s disease will be explained.

 

It Takes Guts!

London Science Museum

Waterford Institute of Technology (Auditorium)

18:30-19:30

Families, general public

Booking and info: 051 30 2037, 051 84 5575

Follow the journey of your food into your mouth, through the acid bath in your stomach, along metre after metre of pulsating guts, and then… out the other end! This show, featuring video footage of people's inside, is a gross, squirm-inducing demonstration of why exactly your poo is brown.

 

Thursday 16th November

It Takes Guts!

London Science Museum

Loughboy Library, Kilkenny

15:30-16:30

Families, general public

Booking and info: 056 779 4176

Follow the journey of your food into your mouth, through the acid bath in your stomach, along metre after metre of pulsating guts, and then… out the other end! This show, featuring video footage of people's inside, is a gross, squirm-inducing demonstration of why exactly your poo is brown.

 

New developments in cancer diagnostics – a path towards precision medicine

Dr Carmen Garrido Navas, University of Granada

Waterford Institute of Technology (F03)

19:00-20:00

Booking and info: 051 30 2037, 051 84 5575

Dr Carmen Garrido Navas, researcher at the University of Grenada, gives a talk about recent developments in cancer diagnostics. She explains how and why cancer happens, what we know about cancer and how we currently detect cancer at different stages. Moving on from general diagnostics she talks about state-of-the-art treatments such as liquid biopsies. A leading researcher in this area, Carmen will discuss the concept of liquid biopsies and the advantages of using this analytical test.

 

Friday 17th November

 

It Takes Guts!

London Science Museum

WexSci Science Showcase

The Street, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn

09:45-10:45, 11:45-12:45, 13:20-14:20

Booking and info: 053 919 6569, libraryhq@wexfordcoco.ie

Visit the WexSci Science Showcase - part of the Southeast Science Festival - and see the London Science Museum's incredibly gross but fascinating show: "It takes guts" is a gross, squirm-inducing show all about the workings of the human digestive system. Follow the journey of your food into your mouth, through the acid bath in your stomach, along metre after metre of pulsating guts, and then out the other end!