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Science Week Evening Events

Places available for Science Week evening events

Science Week listings can be found at the Events section of the site.

All schools in the region have by now received notification of events, which booked up very fast.

There are evening events for family or adult audiences:

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.

 

Please contact Eleanor Reade, ereade@wit.ie or 051 302037 to reserve places.