The whole of Europe will be captivated by science on 28 September, as 320 cities celebrate European Researchers’ Night.
Festivities in Ireland this year will be once again led by NUI Galway. The free, fun, family event will see hundreds of researchers share their work with the public.
Thousands are expected to visit the Promenade in Galway’s Salthill on the night, to participate in experiments, competitions and quizzes, watch demonstrations and simulations, exchange ideas and get to know the researchers.
After a very successful event in 2011, NUI Galway is again participating under the theme “Sea2Sky”, with partners the Marine Institute and Galway Atlantaquaria, along with a new partner, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork. The event will be themed around marine science, atmospherics and astronomy.
“Interest in science is riding high and making headlines around the world. We have been captivated by news from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, images from NASA’s mission on Mars, and video from the journey to the deepest point of the ocean by Hollywood’s James Cameron,” explains one lecturer in physics and organiser of the event, NUI Galway’s Dr Andy Shearer.
This year, Sea2Sky is linking up with the Galway Science Forum’s exhibition about the work of CERN – Accelerating Science. This exhibition, sponsored by Boston Scientific in partnership with NUI Galway, will show how CERN’s Large Hadron Collider can help us understand fundamental questions about the origins of the universe.
Visit the Sea2Sky website