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Waterford Science Week - Robert Boyle Science Festival

Organised under the banner of Irish Science Week, the Robert Boyle Science Festival is a week long event promoting science through the celebration of one of Ireland's most renowned scientists, Waterford born Robert Boyle.
When Nov 10, 2013 12:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2013 12:00 AM
Where Waterford Institute of Technology
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The schedule for the week is printed below, with every event listed in it's appropriate category. Booking for all of these events can be done through the email address to the right; simply give your details and the event you want to attend in the email.

 

For Children and Families

The Bubble Show! from the London Science Museum13th of November
Explore the wonderful world of bubbles and learn some science with the ever popular annual visit to Waterford of the London Science Museum.
The Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road Campus
Ages 4 - 10 7:00 pm

 

Fascinating Facts about Birds of the South East with Dr Nick Mc Carthy, Waterford Institute of Technology14th of November
Learn about some of the amazing and colourful birds that live or visit the southeast of Ireland through the medium of a fun filled quiz where everyone participates. This interactive way of learning ensures that children will learn some very interesting facts while at the same time taking part in a fun quiz. The quiz winning school or person will win a framed photo of a bird by award winning local wildlife photographer Dr Nick Mc Carthy.
The Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road Campus
Ages 8 - 12 7:00 pm

 

 

For the General Public

The King Under the Car Park - Dr Cas Kramer, University of Leicester11th of November
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 of this year, the University of Leicester announced to the world's press that these were in fact the remains of King Richard the Third. Dr Cas Kramer form 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
The Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road Campus 7:00 pm

 

The Ingenious Irish: Some of the great Irish people whose ideas and inventions shaped the modern world.12th of November

To hear the story of  inventions and discoveries from around Ireland, come along to hear award winning writer Mary Mulvihill.

Mary Mulvihill is an award winning writer. In a previous existence she worked as a statistical geneticist, and used to judge pedigree cows - but she admits that was a long time ago! Her latest book is: "Ingenious Dublin: a guide to the cities marvels, inventions and discoveries" (2012) and her company Ingenious Ireland, specialises in science walking tours and apps of Dublin.

The Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road Campus 7:00 pm

 

Primary School Events

The Bubble Show! from the London Science MuseumMonday 11th of November
Explore the wonderful world of bubbles and learn some science in this ever popular annual visit from the London Science Museum.

Time: 9:30 am

11:00 am

12:45 pm

Class: Senior Infants - 1st Class

2nd - 4th Class

5th - 6th Class

Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology

 

Fascinating Facts about Birds of the South East with Dr Nick Mc CarthyNovember 12th
Learn about some of the amazing and colourful birds that live or visit the southeast of Ireland through the medium of a fun filled quiz where everyone participates. This interactive way of learning ensures that children will learn some very interesting facts while at the same time taking part in a fun quiz. The quiz winning school or person will win a framed photo of a bird by award winning local wildlife photographer Dr Nick Mc Carthy.

Time: 10:00 am

12:00 pm

Classes: 5th - 6th

5th - 6th

Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology

 

It takes Guts! from the London Science MuseumNovember the 13th
An interactive adventure through the various parts of the human body with the London Science Museum.

Time: 9:30 am

11:00 am

12:45 pm

Class: 4th

5th - 6th

5th - 6th

Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology

 

INVENT with Ingenious Ireland13th of November
Hands on practical workshop which fosters problem-solving skills and inventive thinking. Reinforcing the Primary Science Curriculum, especially Materials; Design and Making.

Time: 10:00 am

11:30 am

1:00 pm
Class: 5th - 6th
Waterford Institute of Technology

 

The Science of Colour with Dr Sheila Donegan, Brendan Kennedy and Eoin Roche, WIT15th of November
Learn about the science of colour through hands on physics and chemistry workshops.

Time: 9:45 am

11:15 am

Classes : 5th - 6th
Waterford Institute of Technology

 

Lismore Heritage Centre (Primary Events)

The Bubble Show! with the London Science Museum12th of November
Explore the wonderful world of bubbles and learn some science in this ever popular annual visit from the London Science Museum.

Time: 9:30 am

11:00 am

12:45 pm

Class: Senior Infants - 1st Class

2nd - 4th

5th - 6th

Lismore Heritage Centre

 

Dungarvan Town Theatre (Primary Events)

The Bubble Show! with the London Science Museum
14th of November
Explore the wonderful world of bubbles and learn some science in this ever popular annual visit from the London Science Museum.

Time: 10:00 am

11:30 am

1:00 pm

Class: 1st Class

2nd - 4th

5th - 6th

Dungarvan Town Theatre

 

Secondary School, Junior Cycle

Scifest, and the Magic of Science - Think Differently14th of Novmeber
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 euro notes refuse to burn (hopefully). This will be followed by a short presentation on Scifest.
Time: 10:00 am

 

The X-traordinary Science Show, with Sue Mc Grath15th November

A Burning, Bubbling, Exploding and Magical X-perience.

Spooky slime, magical and smelly colour changing potions and really 'Cool' ghostly gases are just a few of the X-traordinary demonstrations performed by one of Ireland's leading Science Communicators

Times: 10:00 am

11:30 am

1:00 pm

 

Secondary School, Senior Cycle

Scifest, and the Magic of Science - Think Differently
14th of Novmeber
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 euro notes refuse to burn (hopefully). This will be followed by a short presentation on Scifest.
Time: 12:00 pm

 

The Bizarre World of Quantum Mechanics with Dr Gabriel Gallagher, WIT15th of November
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 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 theor came to underpin our modern society
Time: 11:15 pm

 

Dungarvan Town Theatre, Senior Cycle

Dynamic DNA - Learn all about DNA: The Double Helix and the Molecule of Life! with Dr Cas Kramer University of Leicester.12th of November
An interactive, lighthearted lecture about DNA and genetics. What is DNA, where does you 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!

Times: 10:30 am

12:15 pm

 

Lismore Heritage Centre, Junior Cycle

The Boyle Show with Eoin Gill, WIT11th of November
The Robert Boyle Show: Learn about Ireland's most famous scientist, Robert Boyle, through and interactive presentation with Eoin Gill, WIT.

Times: 10:00 am

12:00 pm