More than 400 events are expected to take place across Ireland during Science Week 2010, which runs from Sunday 7 November to Sunday 14 November.
This year’s theme is “Our Place in Space”, looking at the latest happenings in astronomy and space exploration, and raising awareness of Ireland’s role in the space industry.
Events during the week will include:
- Science and technology festivals in Galway, Sligo, Mayo, Waterford and Cork
- Science talks for the public and school students at the Science Gallery in Dublin, including a controversial lecture which asks “Was the Moon landing a hoax?”
- Icebreaker and B.J. Cole performing music from Brian Eno’s “Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks” in the National Concert Hall (9 November)
- A lecture by a forensic anthropologist on the methods used to recreate the face of an Iron Age person discovered in Co Meath
Check the events guide on the Science Week website to find events taking place near you, from workshops to family days.
The site also has details of this year’s great competitions, including the “Science Snaps” science photography contest, and the Science Raps Challenge Competition which has a top prize of an iPad.
The “Resources” section of the site also has plenty of useful material for Science Week events organisers, from posters and logos to FAQs and a guide to using Twitter to publicise your event.