Black holes in space, dragons, flying eagles, the Mad Professor, live theatre performances and stand-up comedy will be just some of the highlights at IT Sligo’s Science Week 2015 which takes place next week.
The Institute’s week-long celebration of Science runs from November 8th – 15th.
It will begin with the annual Science Fair on Sunday 8th from 12 to 5pm. The day will include a wide range of performances, interactive displays and demonstrations for all the family to to enjoy.
View the IT Sligo Science Fair 2015 Brochure here.
This will be followed by a series of lectures on scientific topics of public interest each evening of the week.
Renowned astrophysicist, Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who has helped the world expand its understanding of the universe, will be one of the guest speakers on Thursday 13th.
Key highlights include:
Comedian and writer Helen Keen will be giving a lunchtime performing of her show ‘It is Rocket Science’ on Monday in the Institute’s main canteen (1pm).
Honey: the oldest known medicine to mankind – a talk given by Philip McCabe, who is one of Ireland’s best known beekeepers, and a regular contributor to the ‘Mooney Goes Wild’ programme on RTÉ Radio 1 (Room A0006, 7.30pm).
Dr Donal Coveney Managing Director Top Chem Pharmaceuticals Ltd. ‘Jumping through hoops and chasing our tails – challenges in securing market approval of pharmaceutical products.’ Dr Coveney is receiving the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Industrial Chemist award sponsored by Henkel Ireland for 2015 (Room A0004, 12pm).
Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell, visiting professor of astrophysics from the University of Oxford, will be guest speaker on Thursday (evening). BBC Radio 4 will also be here on that day to record the Professor’s Institute talk (Room A0006, 7.30pm)..
Ms Shirley Markley will host an international conference for EBUKI (Earth Building UK and Ireland) – the first conference to be held in Ireland since Ireland’s entry to the organisation in June 2015. This conference will take place on Friday 13th November.
Science Week 2015 at IT Sligo runs from November 8 – 15th.
View the full programme of events for IT Sligo’s Science Week 2015 Lecture Series here.
Gregoire Raab entertaining adults and children with his Flight of Imagination show at the annual Science and Technology Fair as part of last year’s Science Week at IT Sligo.